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Dr Victoria Watson MSc, PhD, CS

Senior Teaching Fellow (Audiology)

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Dr Victoria Watson is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Audiology within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Victoria teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate Audiology programmes at Southampton and is lead for the short ‘taster’ placements in Part 1 of the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology). She is also the Employability officer for Audiology which involves co-ordinating the careers activities for both programmes.

Victoria is a registered Clinical Scientist in Audiology and worked in the NHS for 5 years before joining the University as a Teaching Fellow in 2005. In 2015 she completed a part- time PhD entitled ‘Exploring the experiences of teenagers with cochlear implants’.

Research interests

Victoria is interested in qualitative research in Audiology, particularly the experiences of teenagers with cochlear implants. She is currently exploring their experience of cochlear implant surgery and how this may impact on other aspects of their rehabilitation. She is also interested in the transition of Audiology students from University to clinical placement.


‘Pre-lingually deafened adults: expectations of cochlear implantation’ (co-supervisor with Dr Maggie Donovan- Hall, Faculty of Health Sciences and Dr Carl Verschuur, Director of USAIS)

Research group

Human Sciences Group

Affiliate research group

Hearing and Balance Centre

Research project(s)

Exploring the experiences of adolescents with cochlear implants

Employability Officer for Audiology programmes

Taster placement lead (BSc Healthcare Science Audiology)

Patient Public Involvement (PPI) lead for Audiology programmes

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Module co-ordinator for AUDI 6006, AUDI 6011, AUDI 1009.

I also teach on AUDI 2007 (qualitative research methods).

Dr Victoria Watson
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 13/4003

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