Presented by the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute

Led by Swinburne, and working closely with industry and community partners, MedTechVic brings people living with disabilities together with world-leading technology and experts in design, digitalisation, health and manufacturing to create innovative tailor-made medical and assistive devices.

In this forum, MedTechVic Co-Directors, Professors Sally McArthur and Rachael McDonald, will provide an overview of MedTechVic and discuss the opportunities available for creating an Assistive Technology (AT) manufacturing sector in Australia. They will share how the team is supporting industry partners to identify new development opportunities, by building connections between people with lived experience and clinical specialists.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.


Prof Sally McArthur
Director, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute & Co-Director, MedTechVic
Swinburne University of Technology

Prof McArthur is part of a team at Swinburne exploring new ways to link industry and academia to create a new generation of entrepreneurial, innovative and internationally connected graduates capable of driving the medical and manufacturing sectors forward in Australia and internationally.

Prof Rachael McDonald
Chair, Department of Nursing and Allied Health; Program Leader, Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute & Co-Director, MedTechVic
Swinburne University of Technology

Prof McDonald is a clinical, research and teaching Health Professional with an interest in enabling people with lifelong disabilities to participate in life situations. She has worked extensively in this field, with in both children’s services and adult settings.  

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