Robert Eikelboom


  • The University of Western Australia (M509), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Adj Prof Rob Eikelboom trained as an electronic engineer, and has been involved in medical research for over 30 years. Since 2001 he has focused on ear and hearing research, especially in telehealth and epidemiology.
He holds the position Research Manager-Corporate at the Ear Science Institute Australia, and Deputy Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss.

He also has honorary appointments at Curtin University (Adjunct Professor) and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (Extra-ordinary Professor).
He has authored over 225 peer-reviewed papers and 11 book chapters.

Roles and responsibilities

BE (Electronics), Western Australian Institute of Technology
BApplSc (Biomedical Engineering), Curtin University
PhD (Medical image analysis), The University of Western Australia

Funding overview

- Med-el, Austria (industry funding)
- Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
- Lions Hearing Foundation
- Raine Foundation
- SHRAC, WA Department of Health
- MHRIF, WA Department of Health
- Commonwealth Department of Health, Hearing Loss Prevention Programme
- Commonwealth Department of Health, RHSET
- Ear Science Institute Australia
- Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
- Clive and Vera Racaciotti


telehealth and telemedicine
public health
service delivery


English and Dutch

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Curtin University

2021 → …

Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria

1 Oct 2012 → …

Industry keywords

  • Health
  • Bioinformatics
  • Not for Profit
  • Medicine and Pharma

Research expertise keywords

  • Telemedicine
  • Telehealth
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Hearing loss prevention education
  • Epidemiology of hearing loss and ear disease
  • Audiological research


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