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Professor Philip Newall

Philip Newall

Conjoint Professor Philip Newall began his work in audiology in the National Health Service in the UK in 1971.

Professor Newall has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Psychology (Joint Honours) from the University of Keele, a Master of Science in Biomechanics from the University of Surrey and a Master’s of Science in Audiology from the University of Salford (in the United Kingdom). He was awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Service by the Audiological Society of Australia and is a Fellow of the Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

After working as a clinical audiologist in the Northern Regional Health Authority in the United Kingdom for nine years, Professor Newall came to Australia in 1980 to run the postgraduate audiology program in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney until his retirement from the position in 2007. He is a Professor Emeritus at Macquarie University.

Professor Newall was responsible for the AusAid-funded International Developments Project, which led to the first training program for audiologists in Beijing. He has also been a visiting professor and an external examiner for the National University of Malaysia audiology program in Kuala Lumpur and at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He has been involved in setting up Masters in Clinical Audiology programs at the University of Santo Tomas and at the University of the Philippines in Manila where he is a visiting professor. He visits every year to lecture for a week, on a voluntary basis at these universities.

He is an editorial consultant for the Australian Journal of Audiology and the Malaysian Journal of Public Health, an assistant editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and an expert committee member for the Chinese Scientific Journal of Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation. He was appointed as a Senior Consultant to the China Research and Rehabilitation Centre for Deaf Children in 2008. He is a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Carlingford and the International Director.

He has made 20 visits to Samoa since 2007 with his wife to work on a voluntary basis testing deaf children and fitting donated hearing aids.

He has over 100 publications and has been a chief investigator on over $3 million worth of research grants including five from the National Health & Medical Research Council.


  • Amplification for people with hearing loss
  • Epidemiology of hearing loss
  • Audiology in developing countries