Meet Our Researchers


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Associate Professor Bryony Nayagam

Lecturer, Principal Research Fellow

Research areas include stem cells, regenerative neuroscience, hearing and hearing loss, next-generation cochlear implants and applications of MRI for hearing loss management.
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Karyn Galvin

Principal Research Fellow, Director of Research | Listening experiences of people living with hearing loss, improving clinical management for people using hearing devices, and digital tool development
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Professor Gary Rance

Graeme Clark Chair in Audiology and Speech Science
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Associate Professor Julia Sarant

Principal Research Fellow, Hearing Loss and Cognition Program | Research areas include comorbidities and biomarkers/predictors of hearing loss
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Mr Chris Waterworth

Lecturer | Research areas include global audiology: highlighting the need for prioritised public policies and interventions for the delivery of effective ear and hearing care services in low-and middle-income countries
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Dr Kelley Graydon

Senior Lecturer | International placements, teleaudiology (including virtual patients and zoom based clinics), clinical simulation for teaching and assessments, online modules and e-PBL sessions, and flipped classroom design
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Associate Professor Dani Tomlin

Clinical Audiologist and a teaching and research academic, teaching into the Master of Clinical Audiology. Her interest areas include innovation in clinical education and assessment, with a focus on the development and application of simulations and eLearning tools for clinical training.
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Dr Grace Nixon

Lecturer | Flipped classrooms, virtual patients, online assessments, online e-learning, and interdisciplinary education.
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Patrick Bowers

Associate Lecturer, teaching in to the Master of Clinical Audiology. His area of interest includes development and implementation of eLearning and simulation for clinical training.
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Dr Lauren Story

Lecturer, teaching into the Master of Clinical Audiology | Radical flipped classroom, virtual patients, qualitative research, case-based learning
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Donella Chisari

Lecturer and Clinical Audiologist | Clinical simulation, e-PBL, radical flipped classroom design, interprofessional education
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Dr Samantha Tai

Lecturer, Senior Audiologist, Teaching Specialist|Research areas include clinical communication, patient-centred education.
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Dr Michelle Todorov

Clinical Audiologist and a teaching and research academic, teaching into the Master of Clinical Audiology. Her areas of interest include online assessments, virtual patients, and interdisciplinary education.

Speech Pathology

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Camille Paynter

Implementation Science Research Fellow
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Professor Adam Vogel

Professor of Speech Science | Research areas include speech and language biomarkers, neurodegenerative disease, clinical trials, monitoring brain health through digital technologies, swallowing and mealtime outcomes
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Dr Elaina Kefalianos

Senior Lecturer | Research areas include child communication development, stuttering, epidemiological studies, implementation science
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Ms Dawn Choo

Clinical Researcher | Research areas include language development, cochlear implants, hearing loss and health informatics
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Professor Angela Morgan

Dame Kate Campbell Fellow, Director or Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language | Research areas include child speech and language development and speech genomics
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Dr Shani Dettman

Senior Lecturer | Research areas include cochlear implants, maternal input and factors affecting communication development for children with hearing loss