Mrs Nisha Dhanda

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Audiology

School of Life & Health Sciences

Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Tel: +44 (0)121 204 5001
Email: n.dhanda1@aston.ac.uk
Room number: VS114

Mrs Nisha Dhanda

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.

  • BSc with First Class Honours and Clinical Distinction in Audiology, University of Manchester, 2012
  • PG Cert Teaching and Learning, Aston University, 2016
  • PG Cert Rehabilitative Audiology, Queen Margaret University, 2016
  • PhD (Audiology), Aston University, 2022
  • 2016-date: Graduate Teaching Assistant in Audiology, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, UK
  • 2015-2016: Clinical Research Coordinator, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
  • 2012-2014: Senior Clinical Audiologist, Holt Hearing and Balance Services Ltd, UK
Within my current role, my teaching responsibilities include: delivering high quality teaching and instruction to students in Audiology under the guidance and instruction of teaching fellows and academic staff; assisting in the preparation of learning resources and materials; delivering small group teaching and tutorials; assisting in the delivery and assessment of Audiology Clinical Skills Laboratory practical work; assisting in the marking of examination scripts under the guidance of teaching fellows and academic staff against agreed marking criteria.

Age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline.
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

  • 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