Professor Colette McKay leads the translational hearing research at The Bionics Institute of Australia. She holds honorary appointments at the University of Melbourne Department of Medical Bionics and Department of Otolaryngology.She obtained her PhD in Physics in 1979 followed by the Diploma in Audiology in 1980.
Until 2005 she contributed to the development of the cochlear implant at the Department of Otolaryngology. Her work in that period led to two prestigious principal research fellowships.In 2005 she took up a chair position at Aston University in Birmingham UK where she developed a new hearing research programme and the new UK undergraduate course in audiology. From 2007 to 2013 she led the Audiology and Deafness Research Group at the University of Manchester, where she retains an honorary appointment. In 2013 she returned to Australia with a veski Senior Innovation Fellowship. www.veski.org.au/colette-mckayHer current research focus includes objective programming of cochlear implants for infants, the development of fNIRS as an imaging tool to evaluate cross modal plasticity in deafness, and the application of signal processing to new deep brain stimulation devices.
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Cortical Pitch Response Components Correlate with the Pitch Salience of Resolved and Unres..
Combining Optical And Electrical Neuroimaging For Next-Generation Hearing Research.
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Fully objective hearing threshold estimation in cochlear implant users using phase-locking..
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Audio-visual integration in cochlear implant listeners and the effect of age difference
Xin Zhou, Hamish Innes-Brown, Colette M McKay
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
This study aimed to investigate differences in audio-visual (AV) integration between cochlear implant (CI) listeners and normal-he..
Cortical Pitch Response Components Correlate with the Pitch Salience of Resolved and Unresolved components of Mandarin Tones.
Fei Peng, Colette M McKay, Darren Mao, Wensheng Hou, Hamish Innes-Brown
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Cortical pitch responses (CPRs) are generated at the initiation of pitch-bearing sounds. CPR components have been shown to reflect..
Towards more efficient objective tests of hearing thresholds: Phase based detection of cortical auditory responses
D Mao, H Innes-Brown, MA Petoe, YT Wong, CM Mckay
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | 2017 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS)
© 2017 IEEE. Automated detection of the cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) allows for objective hearing threshold estimatio..
Clinical validation of a precision electromagnetic tremor measurement system in participants receiving deep brain stimulation for essential tremor
Thushara Perera, Shivanthan AC Yohanandan, Wesley Thevathasan, Mary Jones, Richard Peppard, Andrew H Evans, Joy L Tan, Colette M McKay, Hugh J McDermott
Journal article | 2016 | Physiological Measurement
Targeting the LOX/hypoxia axis reverses many of the features that make pancreatic cancer deadly: inhibition of LOX abrogates metastasis and enhances drug efficacy
Bryan W Miller, Jennifer P Morton, Mark Pinese, Grazia Saturno, Nigel B Jamieson, Ewan McGhee, Paul Timpson, Joshua Leach, Lynn McGarry, Emma Shanks, Peter Bailey, David Chang, Karin Oien, Saadia Karim, Amy Au, Colin Steele, Christopher Ross Carter, Colin McKay, Kurt Anderson, Thomas R Jeffry Evans, et al.
Journal article | 2015 | EMBO Molecular Medicine
The feasibility of using acoustic markers of speech for optimizing patient outcomes during randomized amplitude variation in deep brain stimulation: a proof of principle methods study
A Vogel, H Mcdermott, T Perera, M Jones, R Peppard, C McKay
Journal article | 2015 | Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Background: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective treatment for reducing symptoms of tremor. A common and typically subject..
Estimating confidence intervals for information transfer analysis of confusion matrices.
Mahan Azadpour, Colette M McKay, Robert L Smith
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
A non-parametric bootstrapping statistical method is introduced and investigated for estimating confidence intervals resulting fro..
Optimising speech outcomes in Deep Brain Stimulation for essential tremor
Adam P Vogel, Hugh J McDermott, Richard Peppard, Colette M McKay
Conference Proceedings | 2013 | The 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is rapidly emerging as a safe and effective treatment option for mitigating the effects of tremor. De..
Interhemispheric transfer time in patients with auditory hallucinations: An auditory event-related potential study
Katherine R Henshall, Alex A Sergejew, Colette M McKay, Gary Rance, Tracey L Shea, Melissa J Hayden, Hamish Innes-Brown, David L Copolov
Journal article | 2012 | International Journal of Psychophysiology
Objective measures of efficacy of Deep Brain Stimulation for treatment of tremor
CM Mckay, T Perera, R Peppard, HJ McDermott, AP Vogel
Conference Proceedings | 2012 | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Patients with intractable tremor not alleviated by pharmaceutical therapies can be successfully treated using Deep Brain Stimulati..
Reduced connectivity of the auditory cortex in patients with auditory hallucinations: a resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging study
M Gavrilescu, S Rossell, GW Stuart, TL Shea, H Innes-Brown, K Henshall, C McKay, AA Sergejew, D Copolov, GF Egan
Journal article | 2010 | Psychological Medicine
Concurrent sound segregation in electric and acoustic hearing.
Robert P Carlyon, Christopher J Long, John M Deeks, Colette M McKay
Journal article | 2007 | Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology
We investigated potential cues to sound segregation by cochlear implant (CI) and normal-hearing (NH) listeners. In each presentati..
Optimizing frequency-to-electrode allocation in cochlear implants.
Jaime R Leigh, Katherine R Henshall, Colette M McKay
Journal article | 2004 | Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
This study tested the hypothesis that speech perception of cochlear implant users could be improved by increasing the number of el..
The effects of frequency response on speech perception for cochlear implant users.
Alexandra Weatherby, Katherine R Henshall, Colette M McKay
Journal article | 2003 | Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects on speech perception of manipulating filter gains in a cochlear implant speec..
Rate-of-processing ability in children using cochlear implants and its relevance to speech perception.
PW Dawson, CM McKay, PA Busby, GM Clark
Journal article | 2002 | Cochlear Implants International
The aim was to assess the ability of young children using cochlear implants to process a change in place of stimulation under cond..
Benefits of syllabic input compression for users of cochlear implants.
Hugh J McDermott, Katherine R Henshall, Colette M McKay
Journal article | 2002 | Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
Ten users of multielectrode cochlear implants participated in an evaluation of the perceptual effects of input-signal compression...
Optimizing electrode and filter selection in cochlear implant speech processor maps.
KR Henshall, CM McKay
Journal article | 2001 | Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
This study examined two hypotheses: that speech understanding of cochlear implantees could be improved by removing electrodes that..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Thomas Simm Littler award
John Tyndall Scholarship
Dixson Research Scholarship
Professor Kernot Research Scholarship
Dunlop Rubber Australia Ltd. Research Scholarship
veski Senior Innovation Fellowship
NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship
FASA - Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America
Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Senior/Principal Research Fellowship
Medical Bionics Department
British Society of Audiology
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Audiological Society of Australia
Post Graduate Diploma in Audiology
University of Melbourne
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science (honours)
University of Melbourne