Staff profile

Dr Louise Paatsch

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271457 +61 3 52271457



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2007


Research projects

Young Learners' Project (ARC Linkage - The University of Melbourne and Australian Scholarship Group).
Children with Hearing Impairment in Victoria Outcome Study (The Centre for Community & Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital and The University of Melbourne).
Conversational Skills of school-aged children with hearing loss.

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Development of pragmatic skills in school-aged children with hearing loss and their age-matched peers.
  • Teaching questions which facilitate the development of pre-school children's spoken language skills.
  • Home literacy practices of young children in pre-school and first year of school.
  • Language outcomes for school-aged children with hearing loss.
  • The role of teacher aides working in inclusive settings.

HDR Supervision


HDR Supervisory Experience


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