I am a professor in neuroaudiology at the UCL Ear Institute, and honorary consultant in Audiological Medicine at the University College London Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I started my academic career on a personal senior lectureship award by the Department of Health Higher Education Funding Council for England. Before that, I trained in ENT in Greece, in Audiological Medicine in the UK and undertook a three-month funded fellowship to train in auditory processing disorders in Professor Musiek’s department in USA, following which I undertook a PhD on auditory processing in patients with structural brain lesions.
Translational research in neuro-audiology, i.e. the intersection of audiology, vestibular science and cognitive neuroscience, that has the potential to lead to direct patient benefit. Her key research aims are:
- To investigate auditory processing in normal and neurological subjects, and correlate with brain structure and phenotype.
- To assess management interventions for APD in normal and neurological populations across the age span.
- To assess the prevalence of hearing loss and auditory processing deficits in patients with stroke, and their correlation with patient reported symptoms and communication, and explore intervention strategies (including remote microphone systems and auditory training).
- To investigate the association of vestibular/balance disorders with psychiatric/cognitive disorders and how this affects vestibular rehabilitation outcomes, with special interest in balance in older adults and neurological patients.
- To harness technological developments for the accurate diagnosis and individualised rehabilitation of audiovestibular disorders