Associate Professor Richard Vickery
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Richard Vickery

BSc Hons (Syd)

PhD (UNSW)

Medicine & Health
School of Medical Sciences

I am a researcher and educator focussed on understanding the internal language of the brain: its neural code, to enable us to improve brain-machine interfaces such as a bionic hand.
My broad aim is to understand the neural mechanisms that give rise to sensory perception. I work on tactile perception and cortical coding in the somatosensory system, and on tactile prostheses to restore touch to amputees. I use electrophysiological recordings to collect real-time neural data, and integrate this with behavioural and psychophysical studies to break the neural code.

Phone
+61 2 9065 5283
Location
Wallace Wurth Building (C27), level 3, room 303
  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Polly P; Vickery R; Thai T; Yang JL; Fath T; Herbert C; Jones N; Lewis T; Pather N; Schibeci S; Cox J, 2016, 'ePortfolios, Assessment and Professional Skills in the Medical Sciences', in Rowley J (ed.), ePortfolios in Australian Universities, Springer, Singapore, pp. 47 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1732-2_4
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Polly P; Thai T; Yang JL; Luo A; Herbert C; Jones N; Lewis T; Vickery R; Richardson A; Schibeci S, 2018, 'The teacher-student journey: Program-wide teamwork skills development and evaluation in the medical sciences', International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, vol. 24, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2327-7920/cgp/v24i04/1-24

ARC Discovery Project                                                                 $550 000                                                                                                   2020

Birznieks, Vickery, Potas & Shivdasani

The role of spike patterning in shaping human perception of tactile stimuli.

 

Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant, UNSW                      $25 000                                                                                                   2015

Pather, Velan & Vickery

Blended Learning: a framework for selection, implementation, and evaluation.

 

Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant, UNSW                      $20 000                                                                                                   2015

Velan, Vickery, Pather, Polly & Harris

Online knowledge maps: automated assessment and feedback to enhance learning in biomedical sciences.

 

Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant, UNSW                      $25 000                                                                                                   2015

Polly, Vickery, Cox & Thai

Aligning assessment to track development of graduate capabilities and life-long skills in the biomedical sciences.

 

Smart Sparrow / BEST Network Grant                                        $15 000                                                                                                   2013

Gibson & Vickery

eModule for Regulation of Plasma Osmolality and volume in human subjects.

 

NHMRC Project Grant                                                                 $231 175                                                                                                   2012

Birznieks, Vickery, Macefield & Krishnan

Information encoding by temporal structure of afferent spike trains evoked by complex vibrotactile stimuli.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence - General category  (2017)

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australian Neuroscience Society, Society for Neuroscience (USA), Grant reviewer for NHMRC, ARC, NIH

My Research Supervision

Deepak Sharma (PhD)

Naqash Afzal (PhD)

Alwin So (PhD)

My Teaching

I teach medicine, health science, science and engineering students.

My major contributions are to:
PHSL2101 Physiology 1A
NEUR2201 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
NEUR3221 Neurophysiology
MFAC1525 Ageing and Endings A
MFAC1526 Ageing and Endings B