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Punch, Dr Renee

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Dr Renée Punch is an academic researcher in the area of deafness, particularly focusing on the post-school transition and the career development of young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. She has postgraduate qualifications in counselling and human services and has worked as a counsellor, including career counselling. Dr Punch has been involved in many research projects and consultancy positions associated with deafness and the post-school transition of students with disabilities. She has numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Deaf Education and Deaf Studies, American Annals of the Deaf, and Deafness and Education International. She has an adult daughter who was born with severe hearing loss.