Senior Lecturer

Division: Speech and Hearing Sciences

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Christine DePlacido (PhD, MSc, BSc, Dip) is a Senior Lecturer in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Division. She is also an affiliate member of Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre (CASL).

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Activities & Awards

I started my career as an Audiologist (and later as audiological scientist) in the NHS in 1975. I worked in Lanarkshire and Lothian Health Boards in both paediatric and adult services, and was responsible for setting up the first paediatric audiology service at RHSC in Edinburgh before becoming head of audiology services and principal audiological scientist at NHS Fife. In 2003 I joined the division of speech and hearing sciences at Queen Margaret University, teaching on the new audiology programme. I became a senior lecturer in speech and hearing sciences in 2004. Since 2000 I have also been a registered hearing aid dispenser and  qualified counsellor specialising in bereavement and addiction counselling, and counselling in Audiology.

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

My main areas of interest are the psychosocial aspects of hearing loss, aural rehabilitation and counselling for older adults. I have a specific interest in communication at the end of the life span. I have recently completed a grounded theory of acquired hearing loss for my PhD.

Active Research Interests:

  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Tinnitus
  • Communication and ageing
  • Hearing aid technology

Research Methods:

  • IPA, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

My primary teaching areas are aural rehabilitation, counselling management of balance and tinnitus.



  • S1173 Fundamentals of rehabilitation
  • S2182 Aural rehabilitation
  • S2185 Counselling


  • SM014 Advanced counselling
  • SM045 Advanced practice in balance management
  • SM020 Tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • SM047 Hearing technology: Advanced
  • SM061 Technology for hearing impairment
  • S4168 Clinical Audiology skills

PhD 2016