Dr Barbra Timmer

Senior Lecturer

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr Barbra Timmer is a Senior Lecturer in Audiology (Teaching & Research) at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland and Senior Scientist at Sonova AG.Her research interests include the real-world challenges and audiological outcomes for adults with hearing impairment, intervention approaches for adults with tinnitus, the implementation of family-centred care in audiological practice, intervention solutions for presbyvertigo in adults with hearing impairment and teleaudiology.

Before taking on her academic role, Barbra gained clinical audiology experience at Australian Hearing and the Free University of Amsterdam, and industry experience at Sonova AG in Australia and Switzerland. Barbra completed an MBA and a PhD in Audiology and aims to build a stronger bridge between research and clinical practice.

Research Impacts

Dr Timmer is recognised as leader in the use of ecological momentary aseessment to investigate real-world hearing experiences. Bridging the world of hearing science academia and industry, she is committed to the transfer of knowledge into practice and has extensive professional links that facilitate this transfer. For example, she is President of Audiology Australia and a member of a working group to establish pediatric audiology certification and another to create teleaudiology standards in Australia. She is regularly invited to give presentations to clinical and research conferences around the world.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Business Administration, University of Western Sydney
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Audiology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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Available Projects

  • Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing a research degree in Audiology.

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Book Chapter

  • Louise Hickson and Barbra Timmer (2021). Evidence-based practice and research opportunities. Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation. (pp. 573-584) edited by Joseph J. Montano and Jaclyn B. Spitzer. San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing a research degree in Audiology.