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Poulakis, Dr Zeffie

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Dr Zeffie Poulakis is the Director of the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) at the Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health; coordinator of the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Child and Family Psychology Clinic; and Deputy Stream Leader of the Hearing Language and Literacy Stream of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Zeffie is a clinical psychologist who, following completion of her undergraduate studies in psychology, commenced a research career by joining the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) at its inception in 1992.

Since that time Zeffie has had an ongoing career in child health research and in health service delivery and management, with a research focus on early identification of congenital hearing loss and the examination and promotion of optimal developmental outcomes amongst children with hearing loss. Zeffie completed her doctorate degree in 2003.