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 Therapy.

Publications: 75+ peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 edited books, 9 book chapters, 60+ conference abstracts.

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.

Editorial Boards: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.

Professional Memberships: Audiological Australia; Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language and Hearing; Animals & Society Institute; Animal Therapies Ltd; IDA Research Institute of Denmark; University of Adelaide Human-Animal Research Group (HARG); UQ Animal-Assisted Interventions Group of Ageing Mind Initiative; Children’s Health Queensland - Childhood Hearing Screening Collaborative.

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 Research Unit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Driscoll, Carlie J. and McPherson, Bradley (2010). Newborn screening: History, principles, and analysis. In Carlie J. Driscoll and Bradley McPherson (Ed.), Newborn screening systems: The complete perspective (pp. 3-22) 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. In Dominicus Jelinek and Gijs Dvorak (Ed.), Handbook of down syndrome research (pp. 397-408) New York: Nova Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Murakoshi, Michio, Sano, Kyosuke, Kanka, Nattikan, Yoshida, Naoto, Hamanishi, Shinji, Kiyokawa, Hiromichi, Kakuta, Risako, Aithal, Sreedevi, Aithal, Venkatesh, Kei, Joseph, Driscoll, Carlie, Swanston, Andrew, Mtsutani, Sachiko, Kobayashi, Toshimitsu and Wada, Hiroshi (2017). Analysis by Sweep Frequency Impedance (SFI) meter of 226-Hz and 1,000-Hz tympanometries in neonates. In: Pascal Ziegler, IUTAM Symposium on Advances in Biomechanics of Hearing, Stuttgart Germany, (5-14). 17-20 May 2016. doi:10.1016/j.piutam.2017.08.038

  • Myers, Joshua, Kei, Joseph, Malicka, Alicja N., Aithal, Sreedevi, Aithal, Venkatesh, Driscoll, Carlie, Khan, Asaduzzaman, Manuel, Alehandrea and Joseph, Anjali (2016). Identifying conductive conditions in neonates using wideband acoustic immittance. In: 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, (3264-3264). 28 November - 2 December 2016. doi:10.1121/1.4970346

  • Driscoll, C., Kei, J. and McPherson, B. (2002). Hearing screening for children in community settings using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions. In: Professor Frances Wang, 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, (52-52). 1-3 November, 2002.

  • Kei, J., Burge, E., Fernando, S., Fiteni, R., Haslam, S., Driscoll, C., Keogh, T. and McMahon, S. (2002). Measuring the ability of children to understand everyday speech using computer technology: a normative study. In: Frances Wang, 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, (82-82). 1-3 November, 2002.

  • Keogh, T., Kei, J., Driscoll, C. and McMahon, S. (2002). Understanding of everyday speech by children with and without a history of recurrent otitis media. In: Frances Wang, 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, (50-50). 1-3 November, 2002.

  • Kei, J., Keogh, T. and Driscoll, C. (2001). Distortion product otoacoustic emissions in school children: Effects to gender, ear asymmetry and handedness. In: David R Stapells, International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group Proceedings. 17th Biennial Symposium of the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, (42-42). July 22-27, 2001.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

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.

  • Investigate the effects of blood group on audiological test results, such as OAE characteristics, in children 0-5yrs. A collaborative project with Queensland Health.

  • Examine the effectiveness of equine-assisted psychotherapy in various client populations. A collaborative project with The Equine Psychotherapy Institute.