Dr Felix Aplin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Felix Aplin

- Doctor of Philosophy: School of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.

- Bachelor of Science with Honours (Neuroscience), Australian National University.


Medicine & Health
School of Biomedical Sciences

Felix Aplin is a postdoctoral fellow at the Translational Neuroscience Facility, Faculty of Medicine & Health at UNSW Sydney. He holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Melbourne, and has completed research fellowships at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Hannover Medical School. He is currently a chief investigator at UNSW exploring new treatments for chronic pain, and he also works in neural engineering, medical bionics, brain-machine interfaces, and neural degeneration. He is particularly interested in using technology to connect with, and repair, our nervous systems. 


Grant #GNT1187416: A novel approach for peripheral neuromodulation: Using ionic direct current to treat chronic pain
• Funding Organisation: National Health and Medical Research Council
• Role on Project: Chief Investigator B
• Grant Award Period: June 2020 - January 2023



Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2022 Invited Speaker presented 17-18th of September at the Sydney Carriageworks to a live (200+) audience, as part of the “Unthinkable” program (talk titled “Building Better Brains”.

UNSOMNIA 2021 Recipient and Speaker awarded on 13 April 2021. UNSOMNIA is a fully funded media grant that combines continued professional development with the opportunity to present research in a public forum.

Mavis and Ian Rowe Prize for Retinal Diseases research (AU$2,300) awarded on 24 March 2013 for research on retinal prosthesis function in degenerate retina.

R.B. McComas Research Scholarship (AU$25,000 per annum) awarded between 28 February 2011 and 28 February 2015 during Ph.D. candidature.