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- Reader in Audiovestibular Medicine
- The Ear Institute
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
I am a Reader 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.
I have been Director and Organiser of the Current Trends in Auditory Processing Disorders instructional courses (since 2001) and UCL masterclass in Auditory Processing Disorders (since 2008) and Programme Director of the MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine (UCL) since 2010. I have served as Secretary elect of the British Society of Audiology, Chair of the Auditory Processing Disorders Specialist Interest Group (BSA), Editor of the Neuro-otology Module of the eBrain e-learning module (RCP and EFNS). Secreatry of the Interntional Association of Physicians in Audiology. Currently I am adviser in Audiology to the JLO, and in the Editorial Board of the Audiological Medicine journal and the Folia Logopaedica Phoniatrica.
My main research interest is auditory processing in normal and neurological subjects, correlation with brain structure and phenotype. For my PhD thesis, I assessed auditory processing in patients with a PAX6 mutation. The finding of auditory deficits in association with this mutation had not been previously reported.I also investigated auditory processing in patients with stroke of the insular cortex, and patient reported auditory difficulties and correlation with tests and lesion in patients with stroke..
My main research aims include:
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
Aetiological investigations of hearing loss: genetic and other causes.
Director of MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine (Ear Institute, UCL)
Director of the yearly/two yearly Masterclass in Auditory Processing Disorders since 2008.
Director of the Queen Square Dizziness Course.
I have supervised to successful completion of their studies so far 4 PhD and 1 MD student.
|01-SEP-2008||DoH HEFCE funded Senior Lecturer and Consultant||Ear Institute||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2007||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Neurology||University College London|
|2002||CCST||Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training – Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified||Not stated|
|1996||CCST||Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training – Aural and Oral Sciences not elsewhere classified||Not stated|
|1996||MSc||Master of Science – Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified||University College London|
|1988||PTYHI||Ptychio Iatrikes – Medicine||Not stated|