Chris Waterworth has over 20 years of experience as a practicing clinical audiologist, specialising in aural rehabilitation. He is passionate about improving access to care for people with limited access to rehabilitation through research, training, education and advocacy.
He has worked on a number of projects in the Asia-Pacific region including Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam. His most recent focus has been in Cambodia, where he developed audiology training programs, and lead research projects to highlight the need for prioritised policies and interventions for the delivery of effective ear and hearing care (EHC). Chris is completing a PhD primarily focused on understanding the barriers and opportunities to improving access to EHC in low- and middle-income countries. (LMIC).
Chris is a lecturer in global audiology and aural rehabilitation in the Masters’ of Clinical Audiology at the Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology, The University of Melbourne, however his passion for training education extends beyond this. He is co-designing practical resources and online audiology training models in Tanzania, Cambodia and Tonga, in collaboration with Rotary International and the University of California, San Francisco.
He serves on the board of the Graeme Clarke Foundation and is the World Hearing Forum, East Asia/Pacific regional representative and Audiology Lead for the Global OHNS initiative.
Chris will be working within the ReLAB-HS consortium on the integration of rehabilitation into health systems LMIC.