Otitis media (ear infection) in Indigenous Australians
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
|Prof Stephen O’Leary||Personal web page|
|Ms Katie Davis||Personal web page|
Otitis media is exceedingly prevalent in Australian Aboriginal children, and causes a hearing loss that lasts throughout childhood and often into adult life. The hearing loss hinders learning and educational opportunities, and may have life-long impacts. We are committed to reducing the burden of ear infection amongst Indigenous children, through clinical and experimental research. In the laboratory we are investigating how best to prevent otitis media. Our group also leads a large-scale NHMRC supported clinical trial to determine the best surgical treatment for otitis media.
Our team welcomes students with an interest in Indigenous Health, microbiology, audiology, medicine and surgery to assist with the goal of reducing the impact of otitis media upon Indigenous children.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.