David Allen

David Allen

Senior Research Audiologist, Honorary Research Fellow

National Acoustic Laboratories

Macquarie University


Dr David Allen is Head of Research at Incept Labs and a Senior Research Audiologist at the National Acoustic Laboratories. His current research explores the ways in which education can meet the needs of the modern world, the use of technology to enhance access to effective, patient-centred hearing healthcare, and the use of psychometrically robust measures of patient, student, and educator experiences and attributes.

He taught Audiology and mixed research methods as a casual academic at the University of Queensland while completing his PhD through the HEARing CRC, studying the nature of Patient- and Family-Centred Care in the hearing habilitation of emerging adults with hearing loss.

Dr Allen was an invited peer reviewer for the 2021 NHMRC Synergy Grants.

  • Education
  • Audiology
  • Hearing Services Delivery
  • Connected Health
  • Patient-Centred Outcome Measures
  • PhD in Audiology, 2019

    The University of Queensland

  • Master of Biostatistics, 2020

    The University of Queensland

  • Master of Public Health, 2019

    The University of Queensland

  • Master of Audiology, 2010

    The University of Melbourne


Public Health
Qualitative Research


Honorary Research Fellow
Jul 2020 – Present Macquarie Park, Australia
Leading collaborative research projects in association with the University, and contributing as appropriate to teaching and research.
Senior Research Audiologist
Sep 2019 – Present Macquarie Park, Australia
Conceiving, developing and implementing research project plans, staff management, and development of skills within the organisation.
Research Assistant
Jan 2019 – Apr 2019 St Lucia, Australia
Assisting with tasks related to a qualitative study utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, including transcript organisation and management, coding, and analysis.
Lead Tutor/Practical Coordinator
Feb 2016 – Jun 2019 St Lucia, Australia
Assisting with delivery of practical sessions to Bachelor and Master degree students, and assessment development and marking.
Clinical Audiologist
Jan 2011 – Aug 2015 Morwell, Wynnum, and Cleveland, Australia
Design and implementation of hearing rehabilitation programs for people eligible for Government-funded hearing services, including assessment, counselling, programme planning, hearing aid fitting and programme assessment. From July 2013 to August 2015, responsible for the Australian Hearing partnership with Yulu Burri Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health.

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