Art Mallinson

Art Mallinson, PhD, is a neurophysiologist in Vancouver, Canada. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, an M.Sc. in neurophysiology, both from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, and a PhD in Health, Medicine and Life Sciences from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

For 40 years he worked in the Neuro-otology unit at Vancouver General Hospital, and is a clinical associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, teaching vestibular physiology and clinical assessment to otolaryngology residents, medical students, audiology students, visiting clinicians and other paramedical professionals.

Art performed clinical vestibular assessments and served as a consultant to other centres across Western Canada in interpreting difficult or unusual vestibular assessment results. He performed and personally interpreted Computerized Dynamic Posturography assessments for 30 years, including thousands of medical legal assessments. He is the co-author of a booklet about medical legal evaluation of balance and also the co-author of a learning module on vertigo for the British Medical Journal.

Art is widely published in the area of vestibular diagnostics, and along with his colleague Dr. Neil Longridge has been actively involved in ongoing research for the last 30 years. Art is a member of the Barany Society, the premier world society on dizziness and balance, and the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (formerly called the International Society of Posturography). He serves on the editorial review board for five journals (Journal of Vestibular Research, Gait and Posture, Otology and Neurotology, Experimental Brain Research, Clinical Neurophysiology). He has been an invited speaker at many conferences, and has designed and given many seminars on vestibular assessment and evaluation to medical and paramedical professionals.