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Catherine Killan

Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

After completing a BSc at the University of Leicester, Catherine gained insight into the NHS by answering a hospital complaints line, then into health research as a Graduate Trainee Lab Technician for the University of Leicester. These experiences motivated her to become a clinical scientist. She gained her MSc in Audiology from the University of Southampton and completed the BAAS Certificate of Audiological Competence, as the Trent Regional Trainee, at University Hospitals Nottingham. Catherine is a state-registered (HCPC) clinical scientist (Audiology) with experience of both adult and paediatric audiology and a special interest in cochlear implants. From 2000 until 2021 (barring a career break) she practiced at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust and remains an honorary member of staff. She is close to completion of a PhD at the University of Nottingham, comparing outcomes for children with and without access to cochlear implantation. Her current role is Research Associate on a multi-centre randomised clinical trial of cochlear implantation in adults with severe hearing loss who fall outside current NICE guidance for cochlear implantation. This project is a collaboration between the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Centre and the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.

Research Summary

For deaf and hard-of-hearing people, it is very important to have access to the most appropriate technology. There is a need for stronger evidence to support patients and clinicians in making the… read more

Recent Publications

  • KILLAN, CATHERINE F, HOARE, DEREK J, KATIRI, ROULLA, PIERZYCKI, ROBERT H, ADAMS, BETHANY, HARTLEY, DOUGLAS E H, ROPAR, DANIELLE and KITTERICK, PADRAIG T, 2021. A Scoping Review of Studies Comparing Outcomes for Children With Severe Hearing Loss Using Hearing Aids to Children With Cochlear Implants. Ear and hearing.
  • CARTER, JULIE M, KILLAN, CATHERINE F and RIDGWELL, JILLIAN J, 2021. Telehealth rehabilitation for adults with cochlear implants in response to the Covid-19 pandemic: platform selection and case studies. Cochlear implants international. 1-9
  • MERTENS, GRIET, ANDRIES, ELLEN, CLAES, ANNES J., TOPSAKAL, VEDAT, VAN DE HEYNING, PAUL, VAN ROMPAEY, VINCENT, CALVINO, MIRYAM, CUADRADO, ISABEL SANCHEZ, MUNOZ, ELENA, GAVILAN, JAVIER, BIENKOWSKA, KATARZYNA, SWIERNIAK, WERONIKA, SKARZYNSKI, PIOTR HENRYK, SKARZYNSKI, HENRYK, TAPPER, LYNNE, KILLAN, CATHERINE, RIDGWELL, JILLIAN, MCGOWAN, JANET, RAINE, CHRISTOPHER, TAVORA-VIEIRA, DAYSE, MARINO, ROBERTA, ACHARYA, AANAND and LASSALETTA, LUIS, 2021. Cognitive Improvement After Cochlear Implantation in Older Adults With Severe or Profound Hearing Impairment: A Prospective, Longitudinal, Controlled, Multicenter Study EAR AND HEARING. 42(3), 606-614
  • KATIRI, ROULLA, HALL, DEBORAH A, KILLAN, CATHERINE F, SMITH, SANDRA, PRAYUENYONG, PATTARAWADEE and KITTERICK, PADRAIG T, 2021. Additional file 10 of Systematic review of outcome domains and instruments used in designs of clinical trials for interventions that seek to restore bilateral and binaural hearing in adults with unilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (single-sided deafness) Figshare.

Current Research

For deaf and hard-of-hearing people, it is very important to have access to the most appropriate technology. There is a need for stronger evidence to support patients and clinicians in making the best choices. To this end, Catherine's current research compares outcomes for adults and children using hearing aids to the outcomes of adults and children with cochlear implants.

Past Research

Past research has focussed on monitoring deaf children's ability to benefit from listening with two cochlear implants.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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