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Ear Health Program

Djaalinj Waakinj

­­Ear Health team student Alumni

Cheryl Da Costa, MD

Hrehan Hakeem, MD

Symone Ishak, Honours

Emily Furness, Honours

Elizabeth Weeda, MD

Ann Thomas, MD

Caroline Fanning, MClinAud

Bernice Ong, MClinAud

Holly Richmond, Honours

Sarah Firns, MClinAud

Tara Prentice, MClinAud

Vaishali Varsana, MClinAud

Samantha Pan, MClinAud

Courtney Zoughby, MClinAud

Jacinta Lim, MClinAud

Kerry Majid, MClinAud


August 2023

The Impact of Early-Life Recurrent Otitis Media in Children on the Psychological Well-Being of Caregivers

Children with early-life recurrent otitis media (OM) will often endure pain, sleep disturbances, and other developmental setbacks that impact the surrounding family system. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychological well-being and family functioning of caregivers of children with early-life recurrent OM (rOM).

Published research Ear Infections Ear Health Youth Mental Health
July 2023

Pneumococcal carriage, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial susceptibility in Papua New Guinean children vaccinated with PCV10 or PCV13 in a head-to-head trial

Children in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are at high risk of pneumococcal infections. We investigated pneumococcal carriage rates, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial susceptibility in PNG children after vaccination with 10-valent or 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV10; PCV13).

Published research Infectious Diseases Child Disability Ear Health Vaccine Trials Group Subsite: Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Bacterial Respiratory Infectious Disease Group
March 2023

The Investigation of Health-Related Topics on TikTok: A Descriptive Study Protocol

The social media application TikTok allows users to view and upload short-form videos. Recent evidence suggests it has significant potential for both industry and health promoters to influence public health behaviours. This protocol describes a standardised, replicable process for investigations that can be tailored to various areas of research interest, allowing comparison of content and features across public health topics.

Published research Child Disability Ear Health Youth Mental Health Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention Food and Nutrition Early Years Systems
April 2023

The association between otitis media in early childhood with later behaviour and attention problems: A longitudinal pregnancy cohort

The present study aims to investigate the association between an early history of recurrent otitis media (OM) with or without ventilation tube insertion and later behavioural problems in childhood and adolescence.

Published research Academic Biostatistics ADHD Ear Infections Ear Health