Arthur Mallinson

Clinical Neurophysiologist
Degrees / Designations 

B.Sc. (Biological Sciences)
M.Sc. (Neurophysiology)
Ph.D. (Health, Medicine and Life Sciences)

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Neuro-otology unit Vancouver General Hospital 4th Floor, Diamond Centre 2775 Laurel St. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Instructor
Other Areas of Research 
vestibular disfunction

Art Mallinson is a neurophysiologist with a PhD in Health, Medicine and Life Sciences from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. For the last 30 years he has worked in the Neuro-otology unit at Vancouver General Hospital, and is a clinical instructor 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 performs clinical vestibular assessments and also serves as a consultant to other centres across Western Canada in interpreting difficult or unusual vestibular assessment results. He has been performing and personally interpreting Computerized Dynamic Posturography assessments for 22 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.

Current Projects 

clinical assessment of vestibular pathology
Understanding otolithic pathology
assessing balance in children
investigation of failed compensation in patients with balance system pathology
Whiplash and its effects on the inner ear.