Division: Speech and Hearing Sciences

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Mrs Lizanne Steenkamp (BSc, PgCert) is a Lecturer in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Division. She is also an affiliate member of Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre (CASL).

I received both my BSc in Human Genetics (1999) and Honours Degree in Speech Language Therapy and Audiology (2003) in South Africa. I worked in South Africa as a Speech Language Therapist and Audiologist before coming to Scotland in 2005, where I worked as an Audiologist in the National Health Service (NHS). While working in hospitals in South Africa and in the NHS I supervised Audiology students as part of their clinical training. I have been a lecturer in Audiology at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh since 2007 and I am the Programme leader for the PgDip/MSc in Audiology (pre registration) course. In 2010 I completed the PgCert in Professional and Higher Education at QMU. I have a keen interest in the profession of Audiology and its development and I believe my background in Speech Therapy supports an understanding of the links between Audiology and other related professions. I participate in the accreditation of Audiology programmes on a national level for the British Academy of Audiology as part of my role on various professional and regulatory committees.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • British Academy of Audiology Board Director for Accreditation

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

My research interests include:

  • Educational Perspectives in Audiology
  • Early Intervention in Hearing Impairment
  • Professional development of newly qualified clinicians
  • Curriculum design
  • Professional Identity development

Research Methods:

  • Qualitative methods

Profession specific learning and teaching areas include:

  • Professional Practice in Audiology
  • Diagnostic Assessment of Hearing loss in Adults
  • Multidisciplinary Working
  • Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation

Education specific learning and teaching areas include:

  • The use of technology in teaching
  • Online and distance learning

Lizanne's seminars and lectures focus on Neurology for Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Audiological Clinical Skills, Multidisciplinary Working and Fundamentals of Rehabilitation, amongst other topics.

Program Leader:

PgDip/MSc in Audiology (pre registration)