Meet your team

We are your multidisciplinary team of Audiologists, Speech Pathologists, and administrators. Together, we aim to provide you with healthcare that is tailored to your needs, in an environment that is caring, safe, and welcoming.

  • Jess Blakeley

    Clinician

    Jess graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2012 with a Masters of Clinical Audiology. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and completed her honours year based at the Alfred Hospital. She completed a summer research internship with the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in 2013. Jess is the first graduate to participate in the Department’s new Clinical Research Graduate Program. This sees her working across many of the clinical activities and assisting with multiple clinical research projects.

  • Peter Carew

    Clinician

    Peter graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2007 with a Masters of Clinical Audiology following a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in 2002. He specialises in infant and paediatric audiology within the clinic, and is also involved with teaching the next generation of Audiologists. Peter has a keen interest in the outcomes achieved by children born with mild permanent hearing loss and is currently completing PhD studies in this area at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

  • Donella Chisari

    Clinician

    Donella holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with honours, a Graduate Diploma of Audiology, a Masters of Clinical Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Practice. She has over 5 years’ experience and  specialises in balance disorders. Donella is also interested in auditory processing in people with neurodegenerative diseases and assists Associate Professor Gary Rance with his research.

  • Dr Shani Dettman

    Clinician

    Shani Dettman has worked as a speech pathologist and researcher in the children’s' program at the University of Melbourne and Cochlear Implant Clinic since 1987. She completed a Master of Education in 1997 and Doctorate of Philosophy in 2005 at The University of Melbourne. Shani is currently Senior Lecturer into the Master of Clinical Audiology and Master of Speech Pathology courses at the University of Melbourne in 2011. She manages a range of clinical research projects and has authored and co-authored over 42 journal articles and book chapters in the field of paediatric outcomes for children using cochlear implant and has presented these data at over 200 local and international conferences.

  • Lisa Gleeson

    Clinician

    Lisa has been with the clinic for 10 years and has a keen interest in paediatric audiology, including infant diagnostic clinics.  She holds a Bachelor of Science with honours and a Masters of Clinical Audiology from The University of Melbourne and a Certificate of Clinical Practice.  Lisa also is involved in managing a number of special projects within the Department.

  • Kelley Graydon

    Clinician

    Kelley has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Clinical Audiology with a Certificate in Clinical Practice. She has over 9 years of experience in audiology and specialises in paediatric audiology. She is the Clinic Manager, teaches in the Masters of Clinical Audiology degree course and is also undertaking her PhD part-time investigating the long term effects of conductive hearing loss in children.

  • Dr Caitlin Grenness

    Clinician

    Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Clinical Audiology, and a PhD from The University of Melbourne and a Certificate of Clinical Practice from Audiology Australia. She has over 7 years of experience and is involved in adult hearing diagnostics and rehabilitation. Caitlin runs the adult hearing rehabilitation subjects in the Master of Clinical Audiology course run by the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and undertakes research in the area of optimising hearing intervention outcomes for adults with hearing loss and their families.

  • Dr Elaina Kefalianos

    Clinician

    Dr Elaina Kefalianos is the Director of the Melbourne Stuttering Clinic. Elaina completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis examined the association between anxiety, temperament and childhood stuttering. Elaina has worked exclusively in the field of stuttering for the past 8 years across academic, research and clinical roles. She is the Co-ordinator of Teaching for the Master of Speech Pathology course at the University of Melbourne and has been the lecturer for Disorders of Fluency since the courses inception. Elaina is the Section Lead of the Stuttering Research Team within the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech at the University of Melbourne. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and is currently involved in both national and international research collaborations. She has published in high quality, discipline specific journals and presented her work at conferences. Elaina has been as an invited speaker at both national and international seminars in the field of childhood stuttering.

  • Siobhan McGinnity

    Clinician

    Siobhan is a research audiologist who holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Clinical Audiology and is part-way through her PhD focusing on the prevention of hearing loss in musicians. She works with the clinical team focusing on tinnitus management and the rehabilitation of hearing loss. She also lectures on tinnitus and hearing protection at the university, and is the founder of Musicians for Hearing; a Melbourne based collective funding hearing care in the developing world through music.

  • Frank Mount

    Clinician

    Frank holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Clinical Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Practice from Audiology Australia. Frank has over 10 years of experience in Audiology specialising in paediatrics and adult hearing rehabilitation. Frank is also involved with clinical teaching and supervision of current Masters of Audiology students.

  • Dominic Power

    Clinician

    Dominic Power has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Clinical Audiology and Certificate of Clinical Practice from Audiology Australia with 15 years of experience across all facets of audiology. He has been involved with clinical teaching and supervision of students and is involved in lecturing across a number of subjects for the Masters of Clinical Audiology. His current clinical focus is on providing hearing rehabilitation services in a clinical setting.

  • A/Prof Gary Rance

    Clinician

    Associate Professor Gary Rance is an audiologist, a full-time researcher and teacher at the University of Melbourne and a part-time sculptor. He is currently Director of Academic Programs and Coordinator of Clinical Research for the Department of Otolaryngology. His current research areas involve various aspects of auditory evoked potential measurement, assessment of long-term communication outcomes in hearing impaired children and the diagnosis and management of auditory pathway disorder.

  • Laura Sinclair

    Clinician

    Laura graduated with a Master of Speech Pathology in 2008 from The University of Queensland, and prior to that completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) also at the University of Queensland. She has worked as an Auditory-Verbal Therapist at the Hear and Say Centre, Kids Connect Therapy Services and Taralye. She is working with Shani Dettman on the Hear-to-Speak service and working with Dr Julia Sarant on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project with Cochlear Limited.

  • Samantha Tai

    Clinician

    Samantha has a Masters of Clinical Audiology from The University of Melbourne and a Certificate in Clinical Practice. She has more than eight years’ experience in audiology and now specialises in audiological rehabilitation. Samantha is also a clinical educator in the Masters of Clinical Audiology Course. She is currently undertaking her PhD to investigate student-patient interaction.

  • Johanna Tan

    Clinician

    Johanna holds an Honours degree in Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia where she also worked as a research assistant. Through this, she developed a keen interest in how we communicate with each other, leading her to complete a Masters in Clinical Audiology with the University of Melbourne. Currently,she is pursuing a PhD in Mandarin lexical tone acquisition in cochlear implant users.

  • Anna Dobbyn Terrell

    Clinician

    Anna holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Clinical Audiology. She is participating in the Department's Clinical Research Graduate Program, with a particular interest in vestibular audiology and Auditory Processing Disorders.

  • Michelle Todorov

    Clinician

    Michelle holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Hons), a Masters of Clinical Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Practice from Audiology Australia. Michelle is participating in the Department’s Clinical Research Graduate Program with a particular interest in vestibular audiology and cochlear implants.

  • Dr Dani Tomlin

    Clinician

    Dani is clinic manager, holds a PhD in Clinical Audiology and has over 15 years experience in the field. She has been an Audiology lecturer and clinician at the University of Melbourne since 2004, specialising in Paediatrics and Auditory Processing Disorders.

  • Rochelle Ughetti

    Clinician

    Rochelle has a Masters of Clinical Audiology, a Bachelor of Music and Post-graduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. Rochelle has over 4 years of experience in Audiology and has a particular interest in paediatric and vestibular audiology.

  • Dr Jessica Vitkovic

    Clinician

    Jessica completed her masters degree (2001) and PhD (2011) at The University of Melbourne. She started her audiology career as a full time vestibular audiologist/clinical tutor at The University of Melbourne and her role now encompasses research, teaching and coordination of the Balance Disorders Unit. She remains at the forefront of vestibular audiology practice within Australia, having helped set-up one of Melbourne’s first public vestibular physiotherapy services and more recently, a vestibular counselling service. This is underpinned by an accomplished research background with strong clinical applications. Her current research focus is on vestibular migraine and vestibular physiotherapy outcomes.

  • Gerard William

    Clinician

    Gerard is an Audiologist trained in New Zealand, and has a Master of Audiology (Distinction) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Canterbury.

    He grew up with a hearing loss and wears hearing aids himself, and is passionate about helping adults and children learn more about their hearing and to communicate better. He is currently undertaking his PhD to explore business elements of Patient-centred audiology care.

  • Julien Zanin

    Clinician

    Julien holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Clinical Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Practice from Audiology Australia. He is participating in the Department’s Clinical Research Graduate Program with a particular interest in adult hearing rehabilitation. Julien is also involved with clinical teaching and supervision of current Masters of Audiology students.