Dr Alison Marchbank

Senior Lecturer / Childhood Education

Current work history

Dr Marchbank has worked as a pre-school teacher of the deaf in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 2009 she completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne.

She spent 18 months as head teacher of a unit for hearing impaired children in Brighton & Hove UK and lecturing at Oxford Brookes (Mary Hare Campus) to M.ED students (Deaf education).

Since returning to Australia she has worked for Dept. Ed. Training (NT) and Charles Sturt University..

Current interest

Dr Marchbank has a special interest in working with families and preschool children diagnosed with hearing impairment.

Central to her thesis were hearing mothers’ stories of diagnosis and engagement with specialist intervention and education services.

Recognising that caregivers are best placed to know their own children, her research interest now extends to find ways to be more inclusive of parents and diversity in innovative education program design in the early years.

Current publications

Marchbank, A.M (2011) Early detection of hearing loss: the case for listening to mothers. Deafness & Education International, 13(4), 199-219.

Marchbank, A.M (2009) Parents’ perceptions of support with diagnosis of infant hearing loss presentation. Association for 5th Australasian Newborn Screening Conference (Adelaide, May 2009)
Marchbank, A.M (2009) Parents’ perceptions of support with diagnosis of infant hearing loss – poster presentation.

Dr Alison M. Marchbank, Senior Lecturer/ Childhood Education

Contacts

T: 8946 6981
F: 8946 6151
E: alison.marchbank@cdu.edu.au
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909