Chris Jeffery has a unique background with qualifications in engineering, medicine and business. Through his degree in Electrical and Computer engineering, Chris worked as a commissioned officer in the Australian Army where he managed and led numerous army personnel in the planning and execution of a large portfolio of technical projects. Deployed on operation Slipper in 2009, he was awarded the Australian Active Service Medal and the Operations Slipper Medal.
In 2011 Chris started his studies in Medicine whilst undertaking multiple simultaneous research projects. He graduated in 2014 specialising in orthopaedics at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. By mid-way through 2016 Chris’ entrepreneurial drive had led to the successful translation of three aspects of his PHD in bionics looking at the integration between humans and robots into three commercial entities.
Chris is now the CEO of Field Orthopaedics, a medical device development company, which has just launched its first product onto the US market and has many innovative products in development.
He was also the 2017 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Young Business Person of the Year and the 2018 Queensland University of Technology Young Alumnus of the Year.
Chris Jeffery appears with thanks to Academic Partner QUT.