Nisha Dhanda

Teaching Fellow, Audiology
College of Life and Health SciencesNisha Dhanda 004 (1)

Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Tel: +44 (0)121 204 5001
Email: [email protected]
Building: Vision Sciences

I joined Aston University in September 2016, having spent the previous four years gaining experience as a Clinical Audiologist, and developing research skills within a medical college. I have a strong passion for the understanding and enhancement of patient outcomes, from service provision to long term clinical management. This is reflected in my research interests to design interventions that will have direct benefit to patients with concurrent health conditions such as hearing loss and cognitive decline.
I am currently undertaking a part-time PhD to investigate the impact of hearing loss and dementia on social isolation in older adults.
In addition, I maintain my clinical status by seeing patients part-time for adult aural rehabilitation and tinnitus management.

  • PhD, Aston University (expected 2022)

  • PG Dip. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University (2020)

  • PG Dip. Rehabilitative Audiology, Queen Margaret University (2018)

  • BSc (Hons) Audiology, University of Manchester (2012)
  • Present: Teaching Fellow, Audiology, Aston University, UK

  • 2016-2020: Graduate Teaching Assistant in Audiology, Aston University, UK
  • 2015-2016: Clinical Research Coordinator, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
  • 2012-2014: Senior Clinical Audiologist, Holt Hearing and Balance Services Ltd, UK
I work across a range of programmes including Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology, BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology), MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences), Doctor of Hearing Therapy

Module Convenor: Evidence Based Practice (x2), Auditory Intervention, Hearing Aid Audiology, Introduction to Rehabilitation.

Module Tutor: Research Methods, BSc Research Project, Improving Healthcare, Clinical Skills (Communication Elements).

My research interests lie primarily in the associations between age-related hearing loss, cognitive decline, dementia, and social isolation. I am part of the Applied Health Research Group at Aston University and my research fits within the remit of the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing.

Part-time PhD funded by School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University

  • Fellow – Higher Education Academy

  • British Academy of Audiology – Full Member
  • British Society of Audiology – Full Member
  • Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists – Audiologist
  • Health and Care Professions Council – Hearing Aid Dispenser