Shaun Fickling joins HealthTech Connex as our Senior R&D Scientist, while completing his PhD in Neurotechnology at Simon Fraser University. With a background in Biomedical Engineering, Shaun already holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

A self-described “enthusiastic generalist”, Shaun is particularly passionate about creating new medical technologies around brain disorders, mental health, and sports injuries. His PhD research is on portable neuroimaging methods to advance the diagnosis and monitoring of concussions.

At at HealthTech Connex, Shaun is responsible for developing novel research programs, designs, and prototypes in collaboration with scientific and R&D teams.

Outside of work, you’ll find that Shaun is not only an avid science-fiction reader, outdoor adventurer and urban farmer, but also the undisputed king of Jenga.