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New research fellow

Congratulations to Audiologist Dr Caitlin Barr, the newly appointed Peter Howson Research Fellow.

Through her fellowship research project ‘Who is talking, who is listening, and who is hearing?’ Optimising hearing help-seeking pathways starting in General Practitioner’s office’, Dr Barr aims to gain an in-depth understanding of adults’ experiences discussing hearing loss with their GPs. She will also look into the perceived barriers and facilitators to counselling and taking action.

Dr Barr is a Project Leader at the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre and hopes to develop a tool to improve consultations with GPs related to hearing loss.

The Peter Howson Research Fellowship is jointly funded by The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Deafness Foundation.