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Dr Andrea Simpson

Higher Degree by Research
Dr Andrea Simpson

Andrea is an audiologist and speech pathologist. Her research interests span across clinical, ethical, and social aspects of audiology and allied healthcare education, with a focus on improving patient outcomes and supporting healthcare professionals. In 2020, she was awarded a NCSEHE Equity Fellowship in which she examined how universities and academic staff could support First Nations students into the allied health professions.

Current Ph.D. projects: -

Implementing trauma-informed care in Audiological Practice - Investigating access to psychosocial services for people with hearing loss

Research interests:

  • Ethics, Moral Distress, and Clinical Burnout
  • Inclusivity and Diversity in the allied health care workforce
  • Supporting students studying allied health care through innovative curriculum design and assessment delivery
  • Models of patient-informed care
  • Unconscious bias in practitioners

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