MICROTIA This congenital disorder occurs in 1 in 6,000 births world wide. It causes a deformity of one or both ears in which the outer ear is underdeveloped or absent. Microtia is almost always accompanied by Atresia because the baby's outer ear and the ear canal develop together during pregnancy. For more infomation and support please go to the Australian Microtia and Atresia Support Centre
Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology Group
Our research aim is to generate new knowledge on tissue-scaffold interaction leading to next generation technology development. Our pre-clinical studies have demonstrated the success of our biofabrication approach to tissue engineering in vivo. With continued intensive research, we aim to translate this revolutionary technology from the laboratory into routine clinical use.
Associate Prof Mia Woodruff
Dr. Sean Powell
Post Doctoral Fellow
Hear and Say
Our aim is to help all children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in their community. Hear and Say interfaces state-of-the-art hearing technology (digital hearing aids and implantable technology such as cochlear implants) with the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach. We are committed to using clinical research to measure outcomes.
Dr. Dimity Dornan
Founder & Executive Director
Microtia and Atresia Program Coordinator
Dr. Wendy Arnott
Research and Innovation Manager
We would like to thank the following organisations for their contributions to our work:
- Advance Queensland for their support through a 2016 Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant and a PhD top up
- The Cecilia Kilkeary Foundation for their generous donation