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Research Team

Our team consists of researchers, audiologists, and medical specialists from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Chief Investigators:

  • Dr Valerie Sung (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Royal Children’s Hospital)
  • Dr Teresa Ching (National Acoustic Laboratories)

Other team members:


  • Dr Alison King (Hearing Australia)
  • Dr Peter Carew (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Claire Iseli (University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital)
  • Ms Libby Smith (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)
  • Ms Patricia Van Buynder (National Acoustic Laboratories)

New South Wales:

  • Ms Monica Wilkinson (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network)
  • Ms Melanie Dowling (John Hunter Children’s Hospital)
  • Ms Vivienne Marnane (National Acoustic Laboratories)


  • Dr Rachel Beswick (Healthy Hearing Program, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service)