- Position: Associate Professor in Audiology
- Areas of expertise: Audio-vestibular science, disorders and assessment techniques; health science pedagogy
- Email: R.E.Brooke@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: Worsley Building
My background is neuroscience. Having obtained my PhD in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in 2002, I chose to pursue an associated clinical path, obtaining an MSc in Audiology and the Certificate in Audiological Competence. I have been a lecturer in Audiology at the University of Leeds since 2007. My areas of focus, with regards to research and teaching, are balance disorders and assessment, and neurophysiology and electrophysiological auditory and vestibular assessment techniques. I am also very interested in identifying and evaluating novel approaches to the education and training of audiologists and other health professionals. A specific area of interest with regards to this is the use of technology and simulations in enhancing skill development and the educational experience.
- Deputy Head of Department - Specialist Science Education Department (SSED)
- Chair of the CUPs Progress and Awards Board
- Deputy Programme Leader (BSc Audiology)
Most recently, my scholarly activities have been focused on identifying and evaluating novel approaches to the education and training of audiologists and other health professionals. I am currently involved in pedagogic projects including investigations regarding the use of simulations in enhancing skill development and the student experience.
- MSc Audiology
- PhD Autonomic Neuroscience
- BSc (Joint Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology
- British Society of Audiology
I was BSc programme leader for 7 years and am now deputy programme lead for the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology). I lead and teach on a number of health science related modules. My areas of expertise are audio-vestibular science, disorders and assessment techniques (particularly electrophysiology) and research/education ethics, and I teach aspects relevant to these areas on a number of courses and modules. I use a range of innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies to support my teaching and enhance the student learning experience (e.g. variable fidelity simulations).
I have a particular interest in assessment of knowledge and skills and am currently the Chair of the School of Medicine Classified Undergraduate Programmes Progress and Awards Board.
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine