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Doctor Dalia Tsimpida

Dr Dalia Tsimpida

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Healthy Ageing and Longevity
  • Hearing Health Inequalities
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ


Dr Dalia Tsimpida is a Lecturer in Gerontology at the University of Southampton, an Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). In the Department of Gerontology, she Co-Chairs the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), and serves as the Examination Officer, Employability Coordinator, and Website Champion. She is also the Faculty Advisor for the University of Southampton’s Student Chapter of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Dr Tsimpida has researched public health aspects of hearing loss in older adults for over a decade, focusing on hearing health inequalities. She is a Special Advisor at the World Hearing Forum (WHF) and a Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), where she actively contributes to shaping global hearing health policy. 

Delivering world-class research, she has been awarded several honours and awards and has developed an international reputation. In 2020, she received the International Society of Audiology (ISA) Scholarship Award for her groundbreaking work in the early identification of individuals with hearing loss in primary care, and its potential to enhance opportunities for healthy and active ageing.

Dr Tsimpida's role as the Primary Investigator of the New National Study of Hearing resulted in the long-awaited update of hearing loss prevalence estimates among older adults in England in 2022, after 40 years. Her research revealed that the increasing prevalence of hearing loss may not be solely attributed to ageing but could be linked to social and lifestyle changes. She introduced the concept of 'lifestyle-related hearing loss,' challenging the notion that hearing loss is an inevitable part of ageing. Additionally, she developed the Conceptual Model of Hearing Health Inequalities (HHI Model), which illustrates the factors that impact individuals earlier in life and, if modified, could reduce hearing loss in older age.  

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