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Department of Linguistics

Emeritus Professor Philip Newall

Staff Name

Formal name: Philip Newall

Position: Emeritus Professor

Personal Title: Emeritus Professor

Qualifications: BA Keele, MSc Sur., MSc Salf.


Location: AHH 1.611

Telephone: +61 2 9850 8775

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Philip Newall is presently a Professorial Fellow and Co-ordinator of Postgraduate Audiology programs in the Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre of the Linguistics department at Macquarie University in Sydney , Australia .

Philip Newall received his Bachelor degree in Biology/Psychology (Joint Honours) from the University of Keele , his first Master of Science in Biomechanics from the University of Surrey and his second Master of Science degree in Audiology from the University of Salford .

Philip Newall was the first lecturer in Audiology on the staff at Macquarie University and organised the Diploma, Masters, Masters Honours and PhD degree programs. These programs have been very successful and attract numerous applications from Australia and overseas.

Prior to his appointment at Macquarie University in Australia in 1980, Philip Newall was the Senior Physicist (Audiology) for the Northern Regional Health Authority in the United Kingdom, and was responsible for audiological services for a large area of the North of England.

He was a member of the U.K. Department of Health Advisory Committees on Audiological Equipment and on services for Hearing Impaired Persons. He won a TWJ Travelling Fellowship and visited Scandinavia to study aural rehabilitation in adults. His department was one of the first to appoint Hearing Therapists in the U.K. He was the founding secretary of the British Association of Audiological Scientists and a council member of the British Society of Audiology.

In Australia Philip Newall continued his clinical work and also pursued his research interests in clinical audiology, especially in the area of amplification for the severely and profoundly hearing-impaired and in the epidemiology of deafness and tinnitus. He is the author 30 peer-reviewed research papers in these and other clinical fields most of which have been published in international journals (several more are in press), as well as 40 other publications. He has been a chief investigator on 27 research and other grants. Funding for these has come from the National Health and Medical Research Council and other sources and exceeds $2,300,000 in total.

He has held a number of posts on the Federal Executive of the Audiological Society of Australia, is a member of the Research Committees of the Australia Deafness Research Foundation, and the Self Help for Hard of Hearing organisation, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. In 1996 he was awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Service of the Audiological Society of Australia. He is an editorial consultant for the Australia Journal of Audiology, and assistant editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. He is the Honorary Audiologist of the Royal New South Wales Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and since 1995 he has been a visiting professor at the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and at the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, where he has helped to establish audiology programs. During 1996-8 he held an AUSAID grant with the Australian Hearing Services to set up an audiology program in Beijing at the Institute of Otolaryngology where he lectured and examined students.

He holds a number of honorary posts at local hospitals and clinics and is retained as a consultant at others. He has made over 100 presentations at conferences, and has travelled and lectured in the U.S.A., Thailand, Sweden, Hong Kong, China, Philippines and the U.K., as well as Australia. He was an invited international guest speaker at a number of conferences overseas including the Asia Pacific Conference in Beijing in 1998, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences in Seoul in 1999 and the Conference of the New Zealand Society of Audiology in Auckland in 2003.




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