Dr Edward Killan is an Associate Professor in Audiology, and Audiological Science and Education Group Lead it the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds. Prior to this he worked as a senior clinical scientist (Audiology) at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Edward’s research interests include exploring cochlear implant outcomes in children and adults, working with colleagues at Yorkshire Auditory Implant service. The expertise that he brings to the ITN is an in-depth understanding of clinical audiology and quantitative measurement approaches for a range of outcomes relevant to hearing impaired children and their parents/carers.
He will co-supervise the project multimodal communication with Ruth Swanwick, examining how multimodal aspects of communication can facilitate interaction and support language learning for children with HI, in situations where there are sensory and communication ‘asymmetries’ in terms of language access, experience and skills and the use of hearing technologies