Paul J. Govaerts

Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

0000-0002-9519-9002

Paul J. Govaerts works as the Director of the Eargroup in Antwerp, Belgium. He obtained an M.D. degree in medical and pharmaceutical research in 1990 and became an ENT Surgeon in 1993. In 2002, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in congenital hearing loss. He serves as the Guest Professor at the Universities of Antwerp and Ghent and Consultant at the University Hospital of Antwerp. Govaerts was trained in Antwerp (Belgium), Liverpool (UK), Innsbruck (Austria), and Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and he has been appointed as a Researcher at the University of Antwerp since his graduation. He is the author and coauthor of many scientific papers in international journals and scientific books, and over the years he has coached many medical and paramedical trainees and researchers. He is frequently invited to participate in medical and scientific conferences and to lecture and to take part in panels and round tables. He has been lecturing at several colleges and universities in Belgium and other countries, and he is actively involved in several national and international research projects. He is the Instigator of the Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening Program in Flanders, the Bachelor Program in Audiology at Lessius University College in Antwerp, the Belgian Society of Audiology, and so forth. In joint projects with the Medical Genetics Department and the Centre for Dutch Language (CNTS) of the University of Antwerp, he has contributed to new insights into the genetics of deafness and the speech and language development of early implanted deaf children. He has been coordinating 2 European 7th Framework research projects (DUAL-PRO and OPTI-FOX) and is taking part in the ongoing 7th Framework Marie Curie Project Hearing Minds.

Biography Updated on 14 October 2013

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