Professor Raj Shekhawat

Dean (Research) EPSW

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

A Kiwi Indian by nationality but a global citizen at heart, Professor Raj Shekhawat is an internationally recognized award-winning academic, mentor, keynote/TEDx speaker, and scientist. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Audiology from the University of Auckland which complements his outstanding international reputation for research and findings, which employ brain stimulation, sounds therapies & hearing aids for tinnitus management. A senior fellow of HEA, HERDSA, and CMALT, Professor Shekhawat has diverse work experience spanning four continents and six countries (USA, UK, Singapore, India, New Zealand & Australia), touching a plethora of cultural communities with his impeccable knowledge along the way. I am currently supervising 6 Ph.D. candidates and open to HDR/Honours students interested in researching hearing health, education, cognition related topics



Honours, awards and grants

I am currently leading the International Discovery Research Grant funded by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID), United Kingdom. This is a 3-year project investigating the use of non-invasive brain stimulation for tinnitus management. This project will be conducted at Flinders University in collaboration with South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

2020: Student choice award nominee (Inspiring Teaching Delivery), University College London (UCL)

2019: Frontiers Spotlight award runner-up

2017: Butland Award for Early Career Excellence in Teaching

2012: Best oral presentation in HealtheX 2012 in Applied & Clinical Science, University of Auckland

2012: Finalist for the Exposure, University of Auckland

2011: Best poster in School of Population Health (SOPH) ResearchShowcase, University of Auckland

2011-2013:Tinnitus Research Scholarship

2006: Gold medal for the first rank in Mumbai University (Master’sDegree)

2006: Best Post Graduate Student award, Mumbai University

2004: Silver medal for second rank (Bachelors in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology)

2003: Young scientist award for best research work in Audiology

2003: Alps Audiology Quiz Award

Teaching interests

I am a passionate teacher, central to my pedagogical grounding is student learning, experience, and wellbeing. I am a 'guide on the side, instead of the sage on the stage'. I love to use technology to enhance student engagement. My academic practice earned me international fellowships such as SFHEA, CMALT, FHERDSA. I am passionate about Hearing health, diverse Audiology topics, Speech Pathology, Mentoring, Coaching for effective communication, and the academic development of staff to improve their teaching practice.

Supervisory interests
Adult hearing rehabilitation
Age related hearing loss
Educational, Learning and Assistive Technologies
Hearing and hearing disorders
Integration of educational technologies
Psychosocial consequences of adult hearing impairment
Speech development, hearing and educational outcomes in Indigenous children
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Educational Audiology (1), Tinnitus, Hearing Aids, Telerehabilitation, Cochlear Impants, Remote-brain stimulation (5)
Associate supervisor: Tinnitus & Brain Stimulation (1)
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