Otitis media (ear infection) in Indigenous Australians

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Surgery
Location
Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Stephen O’Leary Personal web page
Ms Katie Davis Personal web page

Project Details

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

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes



Research Opportunities

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

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Key Contact

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Department

Surgery

Research Node

Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital