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I am a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. I hold a joint appointment at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) where I am program director for audiology and bone conduction amplification (BCA). I obtained a B.A. (Psychology) and M.Sc. (Audiology) from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. (Rehab Sciences) from the University of Alberta.
Appointments, Affiliations and Memberships
Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ACSLPA)
Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA)
Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS), University of Alberta
I have 4 research areas: 1) How do we improve upon the prescription, fitting and verification procedures for bone conduction hearing aids? 2) How do we improve uptake and adherence to hearing services? 3) how do we maximize outcomes by considering/manipulating additional, non-auditory factors that exist in the treatment context, and, 4) what is the relationship between hearing and reading, in individuals with hearing loss and dyslexia.
I teach in the areas of hearing science/audiology, research methods and statistics and aural rehabilitation.
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in volunteer, training or research opportunities are encouraged to contact me via email.