Dr Megan Gilliver
Role: Project Leader
Megan has been working as a Researcher at the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) since 2007.
She has a background in psychology and linguistics, studying both at The University of Newcastle. After working in the Deafness sector she returned to study at The University of New England for her PhD, researching the linguistic characteristics of preschoolers at risk for reading difficulty.
Since joining NAL she has been involved in a range of projects, splitting her interests primarily between two research areas:
- Hearing loss prevention – with a particular interest in the application of health promotion models to the issue of hearing conservation, and factors that may improve campaigns’ likelihood of success; and
- Children with hearing loss – focusing on literacy and language development. This currently includes the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving Phonological Awareness skills.