Mrs Alice Shadis
Senior Lecturer
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 602179
Room: Office - 220
Second Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Alice Davies is a Senior Lecturer and qualified Audiologist with dual RCCP and HCPC registration as an NHS clinical Audiologist and a Hearing Aid Dispenser. She graduated from Swansea University with a first-class honours degree in Audiology and has since gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and HEA teaching fellowship.  Alice’s specialist areas include Adult Aural Rehabilitation with a particular interest in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Therapy.  This interest led to Alice acting as Secretary for the British Society of Audiology (BSA) Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Special Interest Group from November 2016 until March 2019.  Through this, she has been instrumental in the development of BSA Practice Guidance for Tinnitus in Adults and the redevelopment of various BSA Recommended Procedures which influence current Audiological practice within the UK. 

Alice is the Programme Director for the Certificate in Basic Audiological Practice which is a FHEQ level 4 undergraduate qualification for Associate Audiologists working within NHS Wales.  She has developed further undergraduate modules to support Associate Audiologists in their development and to support their applications for PTP equivalence to register and work as qualified Audiologists.  As a STEM ambassador, Alice is a keen advocate for employability within Healthcare Science often hosting and attending events to promote Audiology to school-aged children within Wales.

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Audiology
  • Hearing Aids


  • SHC137 Study Skills, Health Informatics and Health Service Practice

    This module provides an introduction to student skills, learning skills, IT skills, communication skills and elements of Health Informatics that prepares the student for work in the clinical environment of the National Health Service as an Assistant/Associate audiology practitioner.

  • SHC138 Introduction to Audiology Practice I

    This module will introduce students to basic audiological practice.

  • SHC139 Introduction to Audiology Practice II

    This module will expand students understanding of basic audiological practice and supplementary material required, following on from module Introduction to Audiology Practice I.

  • SHC140 Audiology Rehabilitation

    This module will introduce the students to basic aspects of audiology rehabilitation.

  • SHC154 Neurosensory Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

    This module provides a deeper insight into the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous auditory and visual systems.

  • SHC156 Neurosensory Clinical Measurement and Treatment

    This module introduces the routine diagnostic tests within Neurosensory Sciences. It will explore the patient pathway and importance of patient centered care, evidence based practice and multidisciplinary team working.

  • SHC229 Clinical Audiology - Theory and Practice I

    This module will provide the students with further knowledge of clinical audiological procedures. This module will introduce assessment and management of the vestibular system, cover the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system in more depth and also introduce further routine audiological assessment techniques.

  • SHC233 Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1

    This module provides an opportunity to explore professional practice within a healthcare science discipline and to gain the professional skills and competences required for practice at level 5.

  • SHC235 Sensory Aids 1

    This module provides an introduction to the treatment options for the hearing impaired. There will be a focus on the prescription and verification of hearing aid provision.

  • SHC236 Vestibular Assessment and Management

    This is an introductory module that will explore the anatomy and physiology of the balance system. There will be a focus on the assessments of vestibular function, common vestibular complaints and vestibular rehabilitation.

  • SHC331 Healthcare Science Research Project

    This module will facilitate the planning, execution and dissemination of a research project with direct relevance to the clinical specialism. Students will be expected to plan, execute and disseminate a literature review, audit or service improvement project.

  • SHC332 Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2

    The aim of the module is to broaden the student experience of clinical practice in their specialism. This experience will ensure that on graduation, the student can undertake the breadth of practice expected of a newly qualified healthcare science practitioner.

  • SHC333 Audiological Science 2

    This module will further expand on the various diagnostic and rehabilitative aspects of audiological practice. There will be a focus on using about health promotion, health screening and health management models and its application in hearing healthcare.

  • SHC334 Sensory Aids 2

    This module provides an introduction to the treatment options for the hearing impaired. There will be a focus on the prescription and verification of hearing aid provision.

  • SHC335 Introduction to Tinnitus

    This module provides introduction to tinnitus and its management.

  • SHCM01 Micro-suctioning for Ear Wax Removal

    The module covers all aspects of routine wax removal via microsuctioning. A focus will be made on safe practice and using the correct techniques to ensure patient comfort.

  • SHP207 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    This module will develop knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Teaching will build upon the lecture material delivered in year 1. The major organs and organ systems will be examined in detail, including relevant physical and biochemical processes.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2013 2019 Lecturer Swansea University
2010 2018 Audiologist Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
2019 Present Senior Lecturer Swansea University

Additional Teaching

SHC318 Audiological Assessment and Aural Rehabilitation III
This module explores advanced audiological and vestibular assessment. Issues surrounding the investigation of individuals; of all ages, with special needs and or disabilities will be considered and students will be provided with strategies to deal with these individuals.

SHC320 Industrial and Environmental Audiology
This module provides an introduction to industrial audiometry, exploring the effects of noise on the auditory system, hearing conservation, industrial noise control and measurement, and medico-legal aspects of noise induced hearing loss

External Responsibilities

  • Regional Representative (South Wales), British Academy of Audiology

    2015 - 2018

  • Secretary of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Special Interest Group, British Society of Audiology

    2016 - 2019

  • WelshHigher Education Institute Representative , British Academy of Audiology Accreditation of Education

    2015 - Present

  • Ambassador , STEM learning

    2015 - Present