Dr Tess Bright
I am an Assistant Professor with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), where my focus has been on building the evidence on epidemiology of hearing impairment in low and middle income countries including Malawi, China, Chile, and The Gambia. I have a particular interest in the development of interventions to improve access to health and rehabilitation services for people with hearing impairment. I am a clinical audiologist by background.
My Masters of Clinical Audiology degree is from the University of Melbourne, and my MSc Public Health and PhD are both from LSHTM. My PhD focussed on developing a survey methodology for measuring hearing loss in population based surveys - the Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss (RAHL).
I am module co-organiser for Global Disability and Health
Recent research projects include:
- Development of a Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss survey protocol
- Systematic review on access to general and specialist health services for people with disabilities in low and middle income countries
- Barriers to uptake of ear and hearing services in Malawi
- Systematic review of interventions to increase access to health services for children in low and middle income countries
- Impact and process evaluation of a primary eye care programme in Rwanda