My research over the last eight years is mainly concerned with the social epidemiology and public health aspect of hearing. More specifically, my interests include the relationship between socioeconomic inequality and the development of hearing loss and the impact of hearing loss on the lives of older adults in terms of psychosocial well-being and multimorbidity. In my recent work, I examined the importance of the early identification of individuals with hearing loss in primary care and its potential in maximising the opportunity for healthy and active ageing.
Projects I run as Lead Investigator:
1. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (01/2018-12/2020): Socioeconomic inequality and hearing health in England: examining the relationship between socioeconomic inequality and the development of hearing impairment and the impact of hearing impairment on the lives of older adults in England
2. Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO) (02/2021-07/2021): PLACE – PrevaLence StAtistiCs of Hearing Loss in England
3. World Health Organization (WHO) (2021): Hearing Care for ALL - A virtual Gallery Project