Dr Barbra Timmer

Lecturer in Audiology

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Dr Barbra Timmer is a Lecturer in Audiology (Teaching & Research) at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland and Senior Scientist at Sonova AG.Her research interests include the real-world challenges and audiological outcomes for adults with hearing impairment, intervention approaches for adults with tinnitus, the implementation of family-centred care in audiological practice, intervention solutions for presbyvertigo in adults with hearing impairment and teleaudiology.

Before taking on her academic role, Barbra gained clinical audiology experience at Australian Hearing and the Free University of Amsterdam, and industry experience at Sonova AG in Australia and Switzerland. Barbra completed an MBA and a PhD in Audiology and aims to build a stronger bridge between research and clinical practice.

Research Impacts

Dr Timmer is recognised as leader in the use of ecological momentary aseessment to investigate real-world hearing experiences. Bridging the world of hearing science academia and industry, she is committed to the transfer of knowledge into practice and has extensive professional links that facilitate this transfer. For example, she is President of Audiology Australia and a member of a working group to establish pediatric audiology certification and another to create teleaudiology standards in Australia. She is regularly invited to give presentations to clinical and research conferences around the world.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma In Audiology, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The aim of this project is to investigate the real-world social connections of adults with hearing loss who use or do not use hearing aids. The outcomes of this project may help guide policy for better health care models and services to improve the management of age-related hearing loss This is a funded PhD project to start in 2022, in collaboration with Dr Katie Ekberg and Professor Louise Hickson.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Louise Hickson and Barbra Timmer (2021). Evidence-based practice and research opportunities. Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation. (pp. 573-584) edited by Joseph J. Montano and Jaclyn B. Spitzer. San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The aim of this project is to investigate the real-world social connections of adults with hearing loss who use or do not use hearing aids. The outcomes of this project may help guide policy for better health care models and services to improve the management of age-related hearing loss This is a funded PhD project to start in 2022, in collaboration with Dr Katie Ekberg and Professor Louise Hickson.