Vivienne is a researcher in the Communication Sciences Department and is currently involved in multiple research projects investigating the efficacy of early intervention and amplification, and the factors that affect short and long term outcomes for paediatric populations. She has experience working on studies with a wide range of methodologies including longitudinal studies, qualitative and quantitative work and randomised control trials. She is motivated by work that creates lasting impact and empowers positive opportunity for change at all levels, from the individual to system and policy.
Master of Epidemiology – University of Queensland (2011)
Bachelor Applied Science (Speech Pathology) – University of Sydney (2006)
The project will undertake a systematic review of relevant research to summarise the available evidence and identify gaps in the evidence on programs to detect hearing loss beyond UNHS
Exploring the views and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caregivers regarding supporting hearing health and language development, the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caregivers support the language of their children and to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caregivers’ views towards audiological and speech pathology services.
Determine enablers and barriers to adoption of the PLUM and HATS tool, co-design strategies and provide training for care givers
Population-based longitudinal study that prospectively evaluates the development children with hearing loss
Investigating the effectiveness of early intervention on developmental outcomes of children with congenital unilateral hearing loss
Developing feasible recommendations for primary health Ear Health and Hearing Checks for young Aboriginal children