Associate Professor Carlie Driscoll

Associate Professor in Audiology

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
carlie.driscoll@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53095

Overview

Teaching Themes: Clinical Audiology, Rehabilitative Audiology.

Research interests: Paediatric Audiology, Hearing Screening, Animal-Assisted Interventions.

Publications: 90+ peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 edited books, 12 book chapters, 80+ conference abstracts.

Editorial Boards: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA); People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ).

Reviewer: International Journal of Audiology; European Journal of Neurology; International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; Journal of the American Academy of Audiology; BMC Health Services Research Journal; Journal of Hearing Science; Audiology Research; Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research; Ear & Hearing; Pediatrics - The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Journal of Educational, Pediatric, and (Re)habilitational Audiology; American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology.

Professional Memberships: Audiological Australia; Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language and Hearing; Animals & Society Institute; Animal Therapies Ltd; IDA Research Institute of Denmark; UQ Partnership in Animal Wellbeing (UQ PAW); Human-Animal Interaction Section 13 Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Hearing Screening
    Current projects include: Assessment and Management of Children Identified with Conductive Hearing Loss from a Newborn Hearing Screening Program; Innovative Middle Ear Testing in Paediatric Populations; Hearing Loss and Middle Ear Disorders in the Pacific Islands.
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
    Co-director of UQ Animal-Assisted Interventions Alliance

Research Impacts

Dr. Driscoll’s research findings are frequently translated into professional policy (e.g., the adoption of new test protocols for balance testing at the Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital, new outcome measures by Queensland’s Hear & Say Centres, new clinical pathways at Australian Hearing centres nationally, and new protocols for monitoring of postnatal hearing loss in Queensland Health’s newborn screening program). Four of her papers have been included in the American Academy of Audiology's Childhood Hearing Screening Guidelines. She is also an experienced provider of expert opinion reports on policy and legal matters, such as Queensland Health’s Diagnostic Audiology Protocols, Queensland Supreme Court trials, insurance claims, etc.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Audiology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Discover the benefits to both human volunteers and working animals involved in Animal-Assisted Interventions.

  • Investigate how goal-oriented, planned, and structured interventions involving equines and canines can be directed by audiologists to improve the lives of those with central auditory processing disorder, tinnitus and hyperacusis, balance disorders, and other otologic conditions.

  • Study the follow-up rates for hearing loss screening and surveillance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children captured by Queensland Health’s data system. Investigate and propose suitable solutions for improving the continued care of these children in the hearing health pathway.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Driscoll, Carlie J. (2020). Animal-assisted interventions in audiology: paws have only scratched the surface. Animal-assisted interventions for health and human service professionals . (pp. 325-338) edited by Carlie J. Driscoll. New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Driscoll, Carlie (2020). Glossary. Animal-assisted interventions for health and human service professionals. (pp. 475-483) edited by Carlie J. Driscoll. New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Driscoll, Carlie , Coghlan, Simon , Cawdell-Smith, Judy , Diamantakos, Evangelos , Hill, Jessica and Irwin, Tangela (2020). Minimum standards for the conduct of animal-assisted interventions. Animal-assisted interventions for health and human service professionals. (pp. 467-473) New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • McPherson, Bradley and Driscoll, Carlie J. (2014). Glossary. School Health Screening Systems. (pp. 255-266) edited by Bradley McPherson and Carlie J Driscoll. New York , NY USA: Nova Science.

  • Driscoll, Carlie J., McPherson, Bradley and Wilson, Wayne J. (2014). Hearing screening for school children. School health screening systems: the complete perspective. (pp. 63-94) edited by Bradley McPherson and Carlie J. Driscoll. New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • McPherson, Bradley and Driscoll, Carlie J. (2014). School health screening: history, principles, and analysis. School health screening systems: the complete perspective. (pp. 3-22) edited by Bradley McPherson and Carlie J. Driscoll. New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Beswick, Rachael and Driscoll, Carlie (2013). Hearing loss in children with craniofacial anomalies. Craniofacial disorders: causes, types and surgical/treatment options. (pp. 83-100) edited by Sharon B. Turner and Joseph E. Miller. Huntington, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Driscoll, Carlie J. (2010). Counseling of families and children with hearing loss. Hearing loss: Classification, causes and treatment. (pp. 213-232) edited by Jason P. Dupont. New York, N.Y. U.S.A.: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Driscoll, Carlie J. and McPherson, Bradley (2010). Glossary. In Newborn Screening Systems: The Complete Perspective. (pp. 213-221) edited by Carlie J. Driscoll and Bradley McPherson. San Diego, CA, U.S.A: Plural Publishing.

  • Driscoll, Carlie J. and McPherson, Bradley (2010). Newborn screening: History, principles, and analysis. Newborn screening systems: The complete perspective. (pp. 3-22) edited by Carlie J. Driscoll and Bradley McPherson. San Diego, CA, U.S.A: Plural.

  • Ng, Iris Hoi-Yee and Driscoll, Carlie (2009). Hearing loss and middle ear disorders in children with Down Syndrome: The need for screening and surveillance systems. Handbook of down syndrome research. (pp. 397-408) edited by Dominicus Jelinek and Gijs Dvorak. New York: Nova Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

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.

  • Discover the benefits to both human volunteers and working animals involved in Animal-Assisted Interventions.

  • Investigate how goal-oriented, planned, and structured interventions involving equines and canines can be directed by audiologists to improve the lives of those with central auditory processing disorder, tinnitus and hyperacusis, balance disorders, and other otologic conditions.

  • Study the follow-up rates for hearing loss screening and surveillance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children captured by Queensland Health’s data system. Investigate and propose suitable solutions for improving the continued care of these children in the hearing health pathway.