Dr Gabrielle Helena Saunders

Senior Research Fellow

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My research is broadly designed to optimize outcomes of auditory rehabilitation by furthering our understanding of hearing-related behaviors and individual differences that impact help-seeking and outcome. I am interested in understanding the facilitators and barriers to help seeking and uptake of auditory rehabilitation, and in applying principles of health behaviour psychology to change these.  However, because current hearing rehabilitation technology (primarily hearing aids) does not completely restore hearing function, my research also aims to ensure that hearing rehabilitation outcomes are optimized for each individual through developing hearing education and counselling that uses evidence-based practices, and personalized interventions for each individual. Finally, in recent work I have been using big datasets examine connections between hearing-related outcomes and audiological clinical pathways, and other health-related diagnosis and procedures with a view to developing practice recommendations and illuminating potential issues and solutions specific to the exploitation of service-wide datasets in audiology. 

External positions

Elected Member, Scientific Committee Fondation Pour l'Audition, Fondation Pour l'Audition

Apr 2020 → …

Member, Communication Subgroup, NINDS/NICHD Common Data Elements 2020-present (CDEs) Working Group, National Institutes of Health

Apr 2020 → …

Investigator (WOC), National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

25 Jul 2018 → …

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Audiology, psychology, health behaviur, rehabilitation

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1989 - Doctor of Philosophy, Audiology/Psychology, MRC Institute of Hearing Research
  • 1985 - Bachelor of Science, Human Biology with Psychology, Chelsea College, University of London

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