Role: Project Leader/PhD Student
Dawn Choo graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree, with majors in psychology and criminology, and completed a Master of Speech Pathology in 2012 at the University of Melbourne. She is presently undertaking a PhD aligned with the HEARing CRC’s program theme XR3: Individualised Solutions.
Dawn is involved in research projects investigating outcomes for children with cochlear implants at the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and is also a sessional tutor at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has worked previously with post-secondary level students with educational/learning needs and adults with post-stroke aphasia.
In 2014-2015, Dawn was part of a national team led by the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, collaborating on the curriculum development of a clinical informatics postgraduate subject designed for the health workforce. She is interested in language, early child development, hearing and connected health.
Going digital: Enabling caregivers to optimise the linguistic environment for children with significant hearing loss
Dawn’s PhD is examining the use of special audio recording technology (the LENA system) to assess the auditory environment of hearing-impaired children and using this detailed information to tailor therapy programs for individual families.