Bird is an Otologist and Neurotologist at the Department of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Surgery, Christchurch Hospital and in private practice in
Christchurch. He is a surgeon in the
Southern Cochlear Implant Programme which is based in Christchurch, and a
Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Otago, Christchurch. After completing otolaryngology, head and
neck surgery training in Wellington and Christchurch, he completed a fellowship
in otology and neurotology at the University of Miami. His clinical interests include general and
paediatric otology, cochlear implantation and lateral skull base surgery.
research interests include clinical outcomes of cochlear implant surgery,
pharmacokinetics of intratympanic steroids and inner ear effects of middle ear
surgery. He has approximately 50 peer reviewed publications to date.