Projects per year
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. I am Director of Research for the Department of Linguistics.
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.
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
I currently have two fully funded PhD studentships available for a January 2021 start. I would welcome inquiries in relation to any topic related to my research interests.
Co-supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Hannah Cross (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
Co-supervisor of UoM doctoral research student Emma Hooper (2018-) Topic: "Supporting hearing aid use in people with dementia", funded by UKOTRF
Primary supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Chelsea Sawyer (2015-2019) Topic: “Health psychology approaches to hearing aid uptake”, funded by Phonak AG
Primary supervisor of UoM doctoral research student, Afzarini Hasnita (2015-2019) Topic: “Patient centered practice in audiology”, funded by the Malaysian Government academic development fund
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
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’.
Speech and hearing science, BSc(hons), Curtin University
Experimental Psychology, DPhil, University of Oxford
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Audiology, University of Manchester
Identifying needs and testing solutions for people with hearing loss in low and middle income countries
Newall, J., Dawes, P., Kim, R., Swanepoel, D. W., Goswami, S. P., Shivashankar, N., Pitathawatchai , P., McPherson, B., Ramos, H., Vaughan, G., Smith, M., Bartlett, R., Bartlett, P., Carkeet, D., Tavartkiladze, G., Boboshko, M., Bakhshinyan, V., Al-Hanbali, S., Ismail, N. A. H. B., Konukseven, O., Meral, M., Serbetcioglu, B., Atas, A., Hayir, D., Polat, Z., Sartika, D., Fatimah, S., Shah, S., Chetri, S. T., Sennaroglu, G., Türkyılmaz , D., Babaoğlu, G., Ghannoum, H., Yılmaz, S. & Liang, W.
14/08/20 → 15/02/21
INSPIRES Hearing Health Trial - Innovative Psychological Intervention to Reduce Stigma in Hearing Health Trial. Hearing IRC.
Armitage, C. J., Dawes, P. & Munro, K. J.
1/06/20 → 30/06/22
Improving Quality of Life Through Addressing Communication Needs for People in Residential Care Living with Dementia.
Dawes, P., Millman, R., Leroi, I. & Armitage, C. J.
1/01/20 → 30/06/22
Connected couples, connected minds: Do cochlear implants improve collaboration, cognition, and emotional health in older adult couples?
1/01/20 → 31/12/20
A randomised controlled trial of hearing and vision support in dementia: protocol for a process evaluation in the SENSE-Cog trialLeroi, I., Armitage, C. J., Collin, F., Frison, E., Hann, M., Hooper, E., Reeves, D., Simkin, Z., Wolski, L. & SENSE-Cog Work Package 3 Investigators, 24 Feb 2020, In : Trials. 21, 1, 12 p., 223.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Associations between self-reported sensory impairment and risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Health and Retirement Study cohortMaharani, A., Dawes, P., Nazroo, J. Y., Tampubolon, G., Pendleton, N. & SENSE-Cog WP1 group, Jul 2020, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 75, 6, p. 1230–1242 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Dawes, P., Sep 2020, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 41, 5, p. 1215-1225 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Dawes, P., Siette, J., Earl, J., Johnco, C. & Wuthrich, V., 23 Sep 2020, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › LetterOpen Access
Evaluation of a research awareness training programme to support research involvement of older people with dementia and their care partnersMiah, J., Dawes, P., Leroi, I., Starling, B., Lovell, K., Price, O., Grundy, A. & Parsons, S., 18 Aug 2020, In : Health Expectations. 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access