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Xuehan Zhou is a full-time joint PhD researcher at both the University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne. Xuehan's research focuses on diagnosing auditory processing disorders and the correlation of auditory, speech processing, language ability and cognitive abilities in typically developing children. She anticipates completing her PhD degree in April 2024.

From 2020 to 2022, she investigated a newly developed test battery for APD diagnosis on typically developing children, conducting studies involving over 250 children in the Great Manchester. Transitioning from Manchester to the University of Melbourne, Xuehan is currently conducting research using the APD test battery on clinical children. Her findings have been presented at various prestigious conferences, including the 2023 BSA Conference in Birmingham, the 2023 CeLyA Summer School in Lyon, France, and the Cookson Scholars Conference in both 2023 and 2024. Xuehan also worked as a teaching assistant from 2021 to 2023 at The Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness at the University of Manchester.

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Audiology, The University of Manchester

16 Sept 201920 Sept 2020

Award Date: 16 Nov 2020

Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Science, Beijing Language and Culture University

16 Sept 20159 Jun 2019

Award Date: 9 Jun 2019

External positions

Doctoral Researcher, The University of Melbourne

30 Sept 2021 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • auditory processing disorder
  • listening difficulties
  • APD


  • Audiology
  • Listening Difficulty
  • APD