Josie Howse

Josie Howse (PSM) following 41 years working in vision impairment is an Adjunct Research Fellow for the RIDBC Renwick Centre and former Manager of the Braille & Large Print Services, NSW Department of Education. Josie has had extensive experience in braille code development both in Australia and at an international level. Josie edited the original […]

Dr Frances Gentle

Dr Frances Gentle is Co-President of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI); President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI); and Executive Member of the World Blind Union. She is a lecturer with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s Renwick Centre (Australia) and holds conjoint positions […]

Robbie Blaha

Robbie Blaha, M.Ed. has 45 years’ experience in the field of deafblindness as a classroom teacher, itinerant teacher and consultant. Robbie currently works on the Texas Deafblind Projects at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Tx. She is the author of Calendars for Students With Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness and the […]

Dr Dayse Tavora

Dr Dayse Tavora completed her PhD on cochlear implant, unilateral deafness and brain plasticity at the School of Surgery, University of Western Australia (WA) and obtained her Doctorate at the University of Florida, USA. Dayse has over 10 years of experience across three continents in the areas of diagnostic audiology and hearing implant.  She is the Audiology […]

Sharon Barrey Grassick

Sharon has been actively involved in the field of sensory disabilities for over 30 years.  Originally from New York State, Sharon was recipient of a Rotary International Award (1980), to study at Macquarie University in Sydney as Research Assistant at North Rocks Deaf and Blind Children’s Centre.  Here she developed a passion for building communication […]

Dr Robyn Cantle Moore

Robyn Cantle Moore has over 20 years experience as an educator in the fields of hearing impairment and sensory disability with appointments including: Conjoint Lecturer (University of Newcastle), Research Fellow (RIDBC Renwick Centre), Senior Teacher of the Deaf / Consultant, RIDBC Early Learning Program and Specialist consultant, RIDBC Assessment and Resource Team. As a full-time […]

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Michael is a speech-language pathologist and a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. Prior to joining MED-EL, he focused his career on teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak in various settings including early childhood programs, schools, hospitals, private practice, and cochlear implant centers since 1994. Michael served as […]

Lisa Jacobs

Lisa A. Jacobs has been a teacher of children who are deafblind for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in elementary and special education and her master’s degree in Deafblind/Multihandicapped Education from Boston College. Lisa designed and created a resource room at Elwyn Institutes and taught adult education courses. […]

Dr Sue Archbold

“As a teacher of the deaf, back in 1989,  I never dreamt that I would see the changes in opportunities for deaf children brought about by cochlear implantation. It’s a privilege to have observed the dramatic changes in opportunities offered by today’s hearing technologies, particularly cochlear implants, for deaf children and adults”. The Ear Foundation […]

Adele Diamond

Adele Diamond is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and was recently recognized as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today. Prof. Diamond is at the forefront of research on ‘executive functions’ and […]