Post-conference report on AWC 2016


  • M. Kathleen Pichora Fuller University of Toronto


AWC 2016, Post-conference Report



Author Biography

M. Kathleen Pichora Fuller, University of Toronto

Kathy Pichora-Fuller is a Full Professor of Psychology at UTM. She is also an Adjunct Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. She completed a B.A. in Linguistics at the University of Toronto (1977) and a M.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia (1980). She worked as a clinical audiologist and then the Supervisor of Audiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and then returned to complete a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto (1991). Until 2002, she was a faculty member in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences and Director of the Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research at the University of British Columbia. Her research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; she is the hearing expert for the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging. She is also a co-investigator on research funded by NIH in the USA and FAS in Sweden. Much of her current research focuses on translating lab-based research to address the needs of older adults who suffer from both hearing and cognitive impairments. She was President of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (1984-87), served on the executive boards of the Canadian Acoustical Association (1998-2002, 2011-present), International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (1997-2003), Canadian Academy of Audiology (2002-2004) and she was the Canadian representative to the International Society of Audiology (2004-2010). She serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Audiology and Ear and Hearing. She has been awarded the International Award of the American Academy of Audiology in 2014.




How to Cite

Pichora Fuller MK. Post-conference report on AWC 2016. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 3 [cited 2021 Nov. 29];44(4):29-33. Available from:



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