Our Researchers

Dr Juliette Cheyne

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Synaptic and network activity in the developing brain, In vivo imaging and electrophysiology, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Associate Investigators: Maya Wilde, Minchul Park

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Dr Alison Cook

University of Canterbury

Research Interests: Audiological instrumentation, evoked responses, cochlear mechanics and outer hair cell auto-regulation.

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A/P Kim Dirks

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Environmental physics, air pollution modelling, air pollutoin exposure, health-related quality of life, urban green space, environmental noise

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Dr George Dodd

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Acoustics, meta-materials and their applications

Associate Investigators: Dr Kei Kobayashi

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Distinguished Prof. Sir Richard Faull

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Neuroscience, human neurodegenerative diseases, neurogenesis

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Prof. Cameron Grant

University of Auckland

Research Interests:  Prevention of disease and improvement in health by immunisation or by improved nutrition

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A/P Jeffrey Hamm

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Links between amusia (tone deafness) and language processing, human LTP

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A/P Michael Hautus

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Empirical quantitative research, including quantitative assessment of the functioning of sensory systems, modelling sensory judgements, and modelling cognitive processes involved in judgement

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Dr Bill Keith

Sound Skills

Research Interests: Auditory processing disorder, amblyaudia

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A/P Rebecca Kelly

University of Canterbury

Research Interests: Qualitative and quantitative studies that examine how adults live with hearing problems and what prompts adults to seek services for hearing problems

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Prof. Ian Kirk

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Neural dynamics of cognitive and sensory processing. Human sensory system synaptic plasticity (LTP). Neurodynamics of music perception and production.

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Dr Fabiana Kubke

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Processing of auditory information in the brainstem, patterning of afferents in the developing rhombencephalon, evolution of vertebrate brains

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Dr Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Electrophysiology, Speech Recognition, and Cognition

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Dr Michael Maslin

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Tinnitus, electrotroencephalography

Prof. Megan McAuliffe

University of Canterbury

Research Interests: Speech Perception, speech production, ageing, motor speech disorders

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A/P Judith McCool

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Global health, tobacco control, mass media, social determinants of health

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Dr Angus McMorland

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Movement neuroscience, biomechanics, computational neuroscience and modelling, and biomedical engineering

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A/P Johanna Montgomery

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Synapse function in developmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders and normal and abnormal heart rhythm

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Prof. John Montgomery

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Sensory systems and neural circuitry

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A/P Susan Morton

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Life-course epidemiology, maternal and child health and well-being, translational research (policy relevant), data linkage and integration of data sources

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Prof. Greg O’Beirne

University of Canterbury

Research Interests: Cochlear electrophysiology, electrophysiological measurement of hearing, Measurement of speech perception, audiological instrumentation

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Dr Mary O’Keefe

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Attitudes to hearing and access to hearing services by adults

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Prof. Suzanne Purdy

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Communication disorders in adults and children, electrophysiological assessment of auditory function, choral singing therapy for people with neurological disease (aphasia & Parkinson’s disease), perception & production of speech prosody, sensory processing in mild cognitive impairment

Associate Investigators: Dr Liz Fairgray, Dr Joan Leung, Dr Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew, Lucy Sparshott, Areej Asad, Nuzhat Sultana, Sarah Lount

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Dr Ravi Reddy

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Community Hearing Health and Hearing Health Promotion

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Prof. Papaarangi Reid

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Analysing disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous citizens as a means of monitoring government commitment to indigenous rights

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A/P Grant Searchfield

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Tinnitus, Auditory Cognition and Assistive Technology

Associate Investigators: Dr Mithila Durai, Phil Sanders, Christine Fok, Alehandrea Manuel, Tin Aung Kyaw,

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Prof. Paul Smith

University of Otago

Research Interests: Vestibular and auditory function and dysfunction, brain plasticity, tinnitus, biostatistics

Associate Investigators: Huey Tieng Tan, Fawzan Dinnunhan, Yuriko Haroen, Jay Fox, Shanshan Yuan

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Prof. Denise Taylor

University of Otago

Research Interests: Neurological rehabilitation and health of older adults

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Dr Rachael Taylor

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Vestibular physiology, application of vestibulo-occular and vestibulo-spinal testing for diagnosis of vestibular disorders, third mobile window syndrome, vestibular cognition

Associate Investigators: Dr Kim Wise, Roger Winton

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A/P Holly Teagle

University of Auckland, The Hearing House

Research Interests: Paediatric cochlear implants

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Prof. Peter Thorne

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Cochlear physiology and pathophysiology, otoacoustic emissions, mechanisms and diagnosis of sensorineural deafness, noise-induced hearing loss mechanisms and prevention

Associate Investigators: Dr Ravi Telang, Irene Cheung

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A/P Srdjan Vlajkovic

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Hearing loss, inner ear therapeutics, adenosine receptors, purinergic signalling, neuroprotection, drug delivery to the inner ear.

Associate Investigators: Dr Haruna Suzuki-Kerr, Dr Shelly Lin, Madhavi Pandya, Belinda Han

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A/P Henry Waldvogel

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Neuroanatomy, human brain, neurodegenerative diseases

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Dr David Welch

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Psychoacoustics, biological impact of environmental noise, hearing health promotion

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A/P Yiwen Zheng

University of Otago

Research Interests: Tinnitus, behaviour and electrophysiology, metabolic effects of acoustic trauma and tinnitus

Associate Investigators: Huey Tieng Tan, Fawzan Dinnunhan, Yuriko Haroen, Jay Fox, Shanshan Yuan

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Our Clinicians

Dr Zahoor Ahmad

Counties Manukau DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

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Dr Michael Bergin

Auckland DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

 

Dr Phil Bird

Canturbury DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Research Interests: Drug delivery to the inner ear; outcomes research in cochlear implantation; inner ear effects of middle ear surgical procedures

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Nicole Borland

University of Canterbury Clinic

Audiologist

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Howard Chi

University of Auckland Clinic

Audiologist and Professional Teaching Fellow

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Dr Gavin Coad

University of Auckland Clinic

Audiologist and Professional Teaching Fellow

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Prof. Dirk de Ridder

Southland DHB

Neurosurgeon

Research Interests: Functional imaging guided invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation of phantom percepts and psychological disorders

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Prof. Richard Douglas

Auckland DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Research Interests: Rhinosinusitus, otitis media, microbiota

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Ellen  Giles

The Hearing House

Audiologist

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Charlotte Gordon

Triton Hearing

Audiologist

 

Jonny Grady

University of Canterbury Clinic

Audiologist

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Derek Hadfield

The Hearing House

Audiologist

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 Dr Renee Hislop

Auckland DHB 

Audiologist

 

Dr Andrea Kelly

Auckland DHB 

Audiologist

 

Tania Linford

University of Auckland Clinic

Audiologist

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Sharon Meinsmith

University of Auckland

Audiologist and Professional Teaching Fellow

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Dr Nikki Mills

Auckland DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Research Interests:  Complex airway and swallowing disorders, sucking and swallowing motions during breasfeeding

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Ciara Moloney

University of Canterbury Clinic

Audiologist

 

Prof. Randall Morton

Counties Manukau DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Research Interests: Hearing screening, head and neck cancers

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Dr Michel Neeff

Auckland DHB

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Research Interests: Otitis media, atresia, otoplasty, skull base osteomyelitis, unilateral hearing loss

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Jemini Patel

Oticon 

Audiologist

 

Michelle Pokorny

University of Auckland

Audiologist

 

Caroline Selvaratnam

The Hearing House

Audiologist

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Dr Alice Smith

University of Auckland

Audiologist and Professional Teaching Fellow

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Dr Alice Stringer

University of Otago, Wellington 

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

 

Gina Tillard

University of Canterbury

Director of Clinical Education

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