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Personal profile

Biography

My research concerns i) understanding causes and impacts of hearing impairment, particularly in the context of multimorbidity in older age, ii) prevention and treatment of hearing impairment, and iii) hearing service development and evaluation. 

I was a 2013-2014 US-UK Fulbright scholar, and was awarded the British Society of Audiology's Thomas Simm Littler Prize in 2014 for my work on the epidemiology of hearing loss and acclimatization to hearing aids.

 

My current major projects are:

EC Horizon 2020: Ears, Eyes and Mind: The ‘SENSE-Cog Project’ to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment (as Principal Investigator with Iracema Leroi, 2016-2021).

Alzheimer’s Society UK PhD studentship: “Improving quality of life through addressing communication needs for people in residential care living with dementia” (as supervisor; 2019-2022).

Deafness Support Network: “Dementia assessment for people with hearing and vision impairments” (as Principal Investigator, 2018-2020).

Colt Foundation: “Time to face the music: Addressing hearing health in future professional musicians” (as Principal Investigator, 2016-2019).

UK ESRC PhD studentship: Ethnicity and hearing health inequality in England” (as supervisor)

Phonak AG PhD studentship: “Health psychology approaches to hearing aid uptake” (as supervisor)

 

Research themes: hearing loss, tinnitus, hearing aids, cochlear implants, cognition, dementia, mental well-being, cognitive decline, hearing help-seeking.

Populations: Working age and older age adults.

Research methods: Clinical trials, systematic reviews, epidemiology.

 

Research engagement

I am a peer reviewer for >45 journals, as well as the NIHR, the ESRC, Action on Hearing Loss, the MRC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Aguir pour L’Audition, the MRC, the Alzheimer's Society UK, Alzheimer's Research UK and the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation.

I am on the editorial board of the International Journal of Audiology, the Journal of Audiology & Otology, and the South African Journal of Communication Disorders.

 

Research student supervision

Current PhD

Co-supervisor of UoM doctoral research student (TBA) (2019-) Topic: “Improving quality of life through addressing communication needs for people in residential care living with dementia”, funded by the Alzheimers Society

Co-supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Harry Taylor (2016-) Topic: “Ethnicity and hearing health inequality in England”, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council

Primary supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Chelsea Sawyer (2015-) Topic: “Health psychology approaches to hearing aid uptake”, funded by Phonak AG

Primary supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Afzarini Hasnita (2015-) Topic: “Patient centered practice in audiology”, funded by the Malaysian Government academic development fund

 

Completed PhD

Co-supervsior of UoM doctoral research student, Sara Al-Hambali (2014-2017) Topic: “Listening effort and fatigue in people with hearing impairment”, funded by Jordanian Government

Co-supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Ronan McGarrigle (2013-2015) Topic: “Objective assessment of listening effort in children”, funded by the Castang Foundation

 

Community engagement

I am very active in outreach and public engagement. I regularly disseminate research via a variety of media (including television, radio, newspaper, magazine, blog and twitter) to a variety of audiences (including doctors, audiologists, the general public and high school students). Via the EU SENSE-Cog project, I am working with NOWGen to develop a European network of charities, users, carers and professionals all interested in understanding the interaction between sensory and cognitive health. This will help to increase awareness of the need to correctly assess, detect early and manage mixed sensory and cognitive impairment. This network will be able to lobby for further funding for research, training and education and awareness raising. The network will help to work towards an EU that is ‘sensory-cognitive friendly’. 

Education/Academic qualification

Speech and hearing science, BSc(hons), Curtin University

Experimental Psychology, DPhil, University of Oxford

External positions

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Audiology, University of Manchester

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Research Outputs 2007 2019

Assessing and managing concurrent hearing, vision and cognitive impairments in older people: an international perspective from healthcare professionals

Leroi, I., Himmelsbach, I., Wolski, L., Littlejohn, J., Jury, F., Parker, A., Charalambous, A. P., Dawes, P., Constantinidou, F., Thodi, C. & SENSE-Cog Expert Reference Group, Jul 2019, In : Age and Ageing. 48, 4, p. 580–587 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Internationality
Hearing Loss
Delivery of Health Care
Hearing
Dementia

Associations between self-reported sensory impairment and risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Health and Retirement Study cohort

Maharani, A., Dawes, P., Nazroo, J. Y., Tampubolon, G., Pendleton, N. & SENSE-Cog WP1 group, 12 Apr 2019, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Retirement
dementia
retirement
Dementia
Cohort Studies

Beyond motivation: identifying targets for intervention to increase hearing aid use in adults

Sawyer, C. S., Munro, K. J., Dawes, P., O'Driscoll, M. P. & Armitage, C. J., 2019, In : International Journal of Audiology. 58, 1, p. 53-58 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hearing Aids
planning
coping
Motivation
Audiology

Correlates of hearing aid use in UK adults: self-reported hearing difficulties, social participation, living situation, health, and demographics

Sawyer, C. S., Armitage, C. J., Munro, K. J., Singh, G. & Dawes, P., Sep 2019, In : Ear and Hearing. 40, 5, p. 1061–1068 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Participation
Hearing Aids
Hearing
Demography
Health

Direct-to-consumer hearing devices: capabilities, costs, and cosmetics

Almufarrij, I., Munro, K. J., Dawes, P., Stone, M. A. & Dillon, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Trends in hearing. 23, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Cosmetics
Hearing
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
National Health Programs