Amanda Jane LeachPhD
Amanda Leach is the Leader of the Ear Health Research Program within the Child Health Division at Menzies School of Health Research. Amanda, her colleagues and team have undertaken a program of clinical trials and surveillance studies to improve understanding of OM, it’s prevention and treatment in Australian children, primarily those in remote communities.
Prof Leach is the lead investigator for the Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. This CRE supports a cohesive multidisciplinary approach to tackling OM across Australia, aiming to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage in education and employment that is associated with OM and hearing loss.