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 graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008 with a Masters of Clinical Audiology, and holds a Certificate of Clinical Practice from Audiology Australia. She has a special interest in diagnosis and management of people with balance disorders and coordinates the Balance Disorders Unit within the clinic. She is also undertaking her PhD focusing on vestibular (balance) function in children. Donella is actively involved in clinical education, and lectures students across various subjects within the Masters of Clinical Audiology curriculum.

  • Nicole Conway

    Clinician

    Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in linguistics and a Masters of Clinical Audiology. She is participating in the Department’s Clinical Research Graduate Program and works primarily in adult hearing rehabilitation. Nicole is interested in communication in audiology, and also works with Dr Caitlin Barr and A/Prof Gary Rance on various research projects.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rob Frewin

    Clinician - Speech Pathology

    Rob is a clinician in the Speech Pathology Clinic. He is a paediatric speech and language specialist, with a wealth of clinical experience across hospital, disability and community sectors. Rob runs the Childhood Communication Clinic and Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive Clinics.

  • 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 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 Barr

    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.

  • Philippa James

    Clinician

    Philippa earned a Master of Clinical Audiology in 2012 from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Florida in 2017. Philippa is working on developing a clinical model for the audiologic management of children with Autism. Her prior work history includes hearing aid fitting and counselling, and auditory processing assessment and management.

  • Catherine Keating

    Clinician - Speech Pathology

    Catherine is a clinician who specialises in adults with speech, language and swallowing problems. She has worked as a senior clinician in hospitals in South Australia and Victoria, and in private practice.  Catherine has also worked in the tertiary sector as a tutor and adjunct lecturer. She runs our Adult Speech and Language Clinics, including the Dysarthria Intensive Clinic and Aphasia Intensive Clinic.

  • Dr Emalka Kulathunga

    Clinician

    Emalka has completed a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Clinical Audiology, and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD investigated long-term patterns of change in hearing levels for adults using cochlear implants. Her current area of research is in cochlear implants, focusing on programming of implants. Emalka is part of the clinical team and her interest and experience lies in adult diagnostic audiology. She is also involved with teaching and clinical supervision of students completing the Master of Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne.

  • 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.

  • Grace Nixon

    Clinician

    Grace is a research audiologist who holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Clinical Audiology from the University of Melbourne. Grace is part-way through her PhD focusing on the relationship between hearing loss and cognition in older adults. She works with the clinical team focusing on adult diagnostic audiology. Grace is also involved with clinical tutoring and supervision within the Master of Clinical Audiology course, recently completing her Melbourne teaching certificate.

  • Jocelyn Phillips

    Clinician

    Jocelyn has a bachelor of Science and Master of Clinical Audiology and is currently participating in the Department’s Clinical Research Graduate Program. She has a particular interest in paediatric audiology and Auditory Processing Disorders, and is also part of a research team investigating hearing loss and cognition in older adults.

  • 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

    Gary Rance is an audiologist, clinical researcher and Professor at the University of Melbourne where he is Director of Academic Programs for the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and Director of the Centre for Auditory Neuroscience. His research areas have included auditory evoked potentials, cochlear implants in children, and the perceptual effects of both permanent and transient hearing loss.  He has also been a leader in the field of auditory neuropathy (AN) and was responsible for the first publications to describe this form of hearing abnormality in newborn babies.

  • Lauren Story

    Clinician

    Lauren holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine and a Master of Clinical Audiology from the University of Melbourne. She has a particular interest in vestibular audiology, and is currently completing her PhD in this area. Lauren is also involved with clinical tutoring and supervision within the Master of Clinical Audiology course.

  • Sarah Swann

    Clinician

    Sarah Swann is an experienced clinical audiologist with a Master of Audiology Studies from the University of Queensland, and a Certificate of Clinical Practice as a Qualified Practitioner with Audiology Australia. She has a varied background of clinical practice in Australia and the United States, with both children and adults of all ages in rehabilitation audiology. Sarah is primarily an adult rehabilitation specialist and student supervisor at the Melbourne University Audiology Clinic. She is also a trained classical musician, and has a personal interest in finding the right hearing solution for musicians with hearing loss. She is also involved in the Tinnitus Clinic at Melbourne University.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Clinical Director

    Dani is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne, with more than 15 years clinical experience. She holds a PhD in Clinical Audiology and her specialist areas are Paediatrics, Infant Diagnostics 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.

  • Chris Waterworth

    Clinician

    Chris has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma of Audiology with a Certificate in Clinical Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in audiology with a special interest in aural rehabilitation. He lectures in the Masters of Clinical Audiology course and is also undertaking research in various audiological areas including improving delivery of audiological services in developing countries.

  • 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.