Giriraj Singh Shekhawat (Raj) CV

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2018-2019: Certified Membership of Association of Learning Technologies Fellow
2018-2019: HEA Senior Fellow
2016-2018: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Fellow
2015-2016: Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Auckland
2011-2013: Ph.D., Audiology, University of Auckland
2012:           Certificate in Te Tiriti O Waitangi, He Puna Mātaurganga O Te Tiriti
2004-2006: Masters in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, Mumbai University
2000-2004: Bachelors in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, MUHS, India

JOB APPOINTMENTS

Since 2019: Associate Professor, Ear Institute, University College London (UCL), UK
Since 2015: Public Relations Manager, Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI), Germany
2018-2019: Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, NZ
2015-2018: Professional Teaching Fellow (0.8FTE-Health Systems), University of Auckland
2015-2018: Research Fellow (0.2 FTE – Audiology), University of Auckland
2013-2015:  Research Fellow, Section of Audiology, University of Auckland
2011-2013: Tutor/Research Fellow (0.2 FTE), Section of Audiology, University of Auckland
2008-2011: Clinical Audiologist, ENT Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
2007-2008: Speech Language Pathologist, Bilinguals Inc., Houston, Texas, USA
2006-2007: Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist, AYJNIHH, Mumbai, India

SELECTED SIGNIFICANT DISTINCTIONS / AWARDS (selected, since 2003)

2017: Butland Award for Early Career Excellence in Teaching
2012: Best oral presentation in HealtheX 2012, University of Auckland
2012: Finalist for the Exposure, University of Auckland
2011: Best poster SOPH Research Showcase, University of Auckland
2011-2013: Tinnitus Research Scholarship
2006: Gold medal for the first rank in Mumbai University (Master’s Degree)
2006: Best Post Graduate Student award, Mumbai University
2004: Silver medal for second rank (Bachelors in Audiology & SLP)
2003: Young scientist award for best research work in Audiology
2003: Alps audiology quiz award

RESEARCH GRANTS / FUNDING

2019: UCL’s Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (£65000)
2018: FMHS Post-Doc Soc Travel Grant ($1000)
2017: International Central Network and Partnership Grant ($3000)
2017: Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) ($3900) for research collaboration
2017: Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) Travel Grant ($3000)
2017: Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel Grant ($1000)
2016: PBRF collaborative research travel grant to visit the University of Texas at Dallas ($3000)
2016: International Central Networks Funding to collaborate with the University of Nottingham ($5000)
2016: MRC Institute of Hearing Research Early Career Award, UK (£500)
2016: PBRF travel grant to present research at HERDSA conference, Perth, Australia ($3000)
2016: Learning Technology Unit grant (PI) to develop an online supervision module
2015: Learning Technology Unit grant (PI) to incorporate technology in teaching POPLHLTH 302
2015: Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR) Academic Development Bursary to pursue Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice ($1000)
2015: Auckland Medical Research Foundation Research Project Grant ($163,686.17)
2014: Auckland Medical Research Foundation Travel Grant ($3,500) to present a poster at the 2015 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, New York, USA
2013: Auckland Medical Research Foundation Jean Cathie Tinnitus Research Award ($84,508)
2012: Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) travel grant to present a paper at TRI Conference, Belgium ($3500)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Selected examples of service – Internationally/University/Faculty/School:

2019-2021: Elected as HERDSA Executive
2018-2020: Sub-professional member on Staffing Committee, University of Auckland
2018: HERDSA Officer for ‘Professional Learning Portfolio’
2017: International teaching faculty for European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research
2017: HERDSA New Zealand Branch Committee Member (2017-2019).
2017: Scientific committee of TRI conference 2018, Regensburg, Germany
2017: Faculty for International Tinnitus Seminar, Poland
2017: Editor Frontiers for the special topic on Tinnitus
2016-2018:  Sub-professorial member on Staff Advisory Committee, University of Auckland
2016: HERDSA member and associate fellow
2016: Member of Teaching and Learning Community (TLC), FMHS, University of Auckland
2015: International Public Relations Manager for TRI, Germany
2011-2016: Member of various organizing committees such as Brain Bee, SOPH Research Showcase, SOPH Quick Fire Updates, 3 Minute Thesis, Careers day, Graduation ceremony, Exposure, and staff mentor for HealtheX at the University of Auckland
2013 – To Date: Thesis reviewer, Master in Audiology (MAud), University of Auckland
2010 – To Date: Journal Reviewer: international journals, including Acta Acustica, united with Acustica, Brain stimulation, Frontiers in Neurology, International Journal of Audiology, Neural Plasticity, Scientific Reports, PLOS ONE and Journal of American Academy of Audiology

TEACHING: Teaching Experience at the University of Auckland, and Mumbai University since 2006

2019: Diagnostic Audiology (EARI0009) MSc Audiological Science, UCL, UK
2019: Diagnostic Audiology (BMS2935) BSc, UCL, UK
2015-2018: POPLHLTH 302 (teaching and researching work readiness of year 3 students), Bachelors in Health Science. One hundred twenty students/year (both semester).
2016: Guest lecturer for The Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative (DALI) program. Twenty-one students/semester.
2015: Lecturer, Medsci 316, Sensory Neuroscience. One hundred students/year
2014: ‘Star SOPH Researcher’ for Certificate in Health Sciences’ (CertHSc) Week 0 Programme, Te Kupenga Hauora Maori, Fifty students/semester.
2014: Lecturer, AUDIOL702- Basic Diagnostic Audiology. Fifteen students/year
2014: Lecturer, Musicians Health Course, (MUS 754). Sixty students/year.
2011-2014: Clinical practical, AUDIOL 714 – Hearing aids and other devices. Fifteen students/year
2006-2007: Clinical practical, Masters in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. One hundred fifty students per year.

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

2017-2020: Currently mentoring 15 Ph.D. students via European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research. In collaboration with 12 universities from Europe and 30 commercial and non-profit organizations across the globe.
2014 – 2016: Co-supervised three MAuD students investigating neuromodulation for tinnitus relief.
2012-2015: Co-supervision of 10 medical students from Sweden and USA during studentship in Section of Audiology for tinnitus research, University of Auckland.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

 

  • Tisdell, Christopher C. Prof and Shekhawat, Giriraj Singh (2019) “An Applied e-Mentoring Model For Academic Development, Reflection And Growth,” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 13: No. 2, Article 6.
    Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2019.130206
  • Shekhawat, GS., & Vanneste, S. (2018). Optimization of transcranial direct current stimulation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for tinnitus: A non-linear dose-response effect. Scientific Reports, 8(1). DOI:1038/s41598-018-26665-1
  • Shekhawat, GS., & Vanneste, S. (2018). High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for tinnitus modulation: a preliminary trial. Journal of Neural Transmission, 125(2), 163-171. DOI:10.1007/s00702-017-1808-6
  • Jacquemin, L., Shekhawat, GS., Van de Heyning, P., Mertens, G., Fransen, E., Van Rompaey, V., . . . Gilles, A. (2018). Effects of Electrical Stimulation in Tinnitus Patients: Conventional Versus High-Definition tDCS. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 32(8), 714-723. DOI:1177/1545968318787916 Impact factor 4.75
  • Shekhawat, GS. and S. Vanneste, optimization of transcranial direct current stimulation for tinnitus management. Journal of Hearing Science, 2017. 7(2): p. 125.
  • Shekhawat GS, Sturm S, & Dunham A. “I do and I understand”: The Importance of Reflective Placements for the Self-Perceived Work Readiness of Health Sciences Students, Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 8(1): p.188-201
  • Shekhawat, GS. and L. Swiatek, Self-paced, on-demand consultation times: A novel approach to providing assessment advice through instructor-made videos (IVMs). Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand, 2017: p. 14-15.
  • Fackrell, K., Potgieter, I., Shekhawat, GS., Baguley, D. M., Sereda, M., & Hoare, D. J. (2017). Clinical interventions for hyperacusis in adults: A scoping review to assess the current position and determine priorities for research. BioMed Research International, 2017. DOI:1155/2017/2723715 Impact factor 2.47
  • Rabau, S., Shekhawat, GS., Aboseria, M., Griepp, D., Van Rompaey, V., Bikson, M., & Van de Heyning, P. (2017). Comparison of the long-term effect of positioning the cathode in tDCS in tinnitus patients. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9(JUL). DOI:3389/fnagi.2017.00217 Impact factor 4.50
  • Chandra N, Chang K, Lee A, Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD. Psychometric validity, reliability, and responsiveness of the tinnitus functional index. J Am Acad Audiol. 2017 (accepted for publication). https://doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.16171. Impact factor 15
  • Schlee, W. and Shekhawat GS, What Does Tinnitus Have to Do with Hearing Loss? Front Young Minds, 2017. 5: p. 2. DOI: 10.3389/frym.2017.00002.
  • Shekhawat GS, et Intensity, Duration, and Location of High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Tinnitus Relief. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2015; DOI: 10.1177/1545968315595286. Impact factor 4.75
  • Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD, Stinear CM. Modulation of Perception or Emotions? A Scoping Review of Tinnitus Neuromodulation using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015; DOI: 10.1177/1545968314567152. Impact factor 4.75
  • Jonssona, J., Boham A. Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD. An evaluation of the Reltus ear massager for short-term tinnitus relief. International Journal of Audiology. 2015; DOI -10.3109/14992027.2015.1077532. Impact factor 1.39
  • Hogdson, S. A., Herdering R, Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD. A crossover trial comparing wide dynamic range compression and frequency compression in hearing aids for tinnitus therapy. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 2015; DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1079266. Impact factor 1.67
  • Shekhawat GS, Kobayashi K, Searchfield GD. Methodology for studying the transient effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Combined with Auditory Residual Inhibition on Tinnitus. J Neurosci Methods. 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.jneum2014.09.025. Impact factor 1.96
  • Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD, Stinear CM. The relationship between tinnitus pitch and hearing sensitivity. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngo 2014; 271:41-8. Impact factor 1.55
  • Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD, Kobayashi K, Stinear CM. Prescription of hearing aid output for tinnitus relief. Int J Audiol. 2013; 52:617-25. Impact factor 1.39
  • Shekhawat GS, Searchfield GD, Stinear CM. Role of hearing aids in tinnitus intervention: a scoping review. J Am Acad Audiol. 2013; 24:747–62. Impact factor 15
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. Randomized trial of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and hearing aids for tinnitus management Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013; 28:410-9. Impact factor 4.75
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Intensity and Duration Effects on Tinnitus Suppression Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012; 27:164-72. Impact factor 4.75
  • Shekhawat GS,  Mani  RS,  Jalvi  RR,  Rangasayee  R, Anand Implications in disclosing auditory genetic mutation to a family: A case study. Int J Audiol. 2007; 46:384-7. Impact factor 1.39
  • Shekhawat GS. Comparative study of vocal parameters of males, females, and Eunuchs. Journal of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association. 2006; 20:35-

 

Refereed Journal Articles currently under review

  • ‘Neuromodulation (desynchronization) for tinnitus in adults’, Cochrane review. Impact factor 10

 

E-Learning Book Development/Creative output

 

Conference Presentations (invited/oral/poster, of 25 since 2004)

  • Shekhawat GS & Knewstubb B. Tertiary teaching fellowships in higher education: What, Why and How? (pre-conference workshop), 2018 Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ), Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Shekhawat GS, Keeping up with the Net-Geners: State of the art of Instructor-Made Videos (IMV) for curriculum design, 2018. Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ), Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Shekhawat GS, Keynote speaker for British Tinnitus Association 2018 (Birmingham, UK).
  • Shekhawat GS, invited speaker for ESIT 1 2017 (Warsaw, Poland) and ESIT 2 2018 (Regensburg, Germany) to conduct academic workshops for Ph.D. students.
  • Shekhawat, GS. Lights, Camera, Action: Best Practice in Creating Instructor-Made Videos (IMVs). Pre-conference workshop HERDSA 2018, 2nd to 5th July, Adelaide, Australia
  • Shekhawat, GS & Swiatek, L. Enhancing students’ assignment experience through video e-consultations. Showcase presentation HERDSA 2018, 2nd to 5th July, Adelaide, Australia
  • Tisdell, C & Shekhawat, GS. HERDSA hangouts: an applied e-mentoring model for academic development, reflection and growth. Showcase presentation HERDSA 2018, 2nd to 5th July, Adelaide, Australia
  • Shekhawat, GS. Video e-consultations: Enhancing student engagement and assessment. Invited talk at Connections seminar, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • Shekhawat GS & Swiatek Lukasz. Self-paced, on-demand consultation times: A novel approach to providing assessment advice through instructor-made videos (IVMs). 2017 Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ), Palmerston North.
  • Shekhawat GS, Sturm S, & Dunham A. The role of placements as a reflective practicum in the health services curriculum. 2017 HERDSA, Sydney.
  • Shekhawat GS & Vanneste S. Optimization of tDCS of DLPFC for tinnitus suppression: A dose-response study. 2017 International Tinnitus Seminar, Poland.
  • Shekhawat GS., et al. “I do and I understand”: The Importance of Placements for the Self Perceived Work Readiness of Health Sciences Students. Showcase presentation at the 2016 HERDSA conference, Perth, Australia.
  • Shekhawat GS., et al. Use of High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Tinnitus Relief: A New Kid in the Town’ oral presentation at the 2016 TRI conference, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Shekhawat GS, Sundram F, Welch D, Stinear CM, De Ridder D & Searchfield GD. ‘Intensity, Duration, and Location of High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Tinnitus Relief’ poster presentation at the 2015 TRI conference, Ann Arbor, USA.
  • Shekhawat GS, Sundram F, Welch D, Stinear CM, De Ridder D & Searchfield GD. ‘Optimization of High definition tDCS for tinnitus relief’ poster presentation at the 2015 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, New York, USA.
  • Shekhawat GS, ‘Neuromodulation of tinnitus: Research updates’ invited talk at the Workingmen’s Club, Albert Park Rd, Te Awamutu. 9th September 2014.
  • Shekhawat GS. ‘How, when and what-if’s of transcranial direct current stimulation for tinnitus’ invited speaker at the pre-conference workshop of 8th Tinnitus Research Initiative conference 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear JW, Backhouse DP, Searchfield GD. ‘The relationship between tinnitus and craniocervical musculoskeletal dysfunction’ poster presentation at the 8th Tinnitus Research Initiative conference 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Shekhawat GS, Kobayashi K, Searchfield GD. ‘Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on auditory residual inhibition of tinnitus’ poster presentation at the 8th Tinnitus Research Initiative conference 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. ‘Double-blind, sham-control randomized clinical trial of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and hearing aids for tinnitus management’ oral presentation at New Zealand Audiological Society, 37th Annual Conference, 2013, Dunedin.
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. ‘Double-blind, sham-control randomized clinical trial of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)  and hearing aids for tinnitus management’ oral presentation at 7th  Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference 2013, Valencia, Spain.
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. ‘Double-blind, sham-control randomized clinical trial of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and hearing aids for tinnitus management’ oral presentation at Australasia Auditory Neuroscience Workshop 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. ‘TDCS intensity and duration effects on tinnitus suppression’ poster presented at 6th Tinnitus Research Initiative conference held in Belgium, 2012.
  • Shekhawat GS, Stinear CM, Searchfield GD. ‘Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) intensity and duration effects on tinnitus suppression’ oral presentation at Hearing Research Seminar 2012, conducted by Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre and Section of Audiology. University of Auckland 2012.
  • Shekhawat GS. ‘Comparative study of quality of life of adults fitted with hearing aid – implications for tinnitus therapy’ Oral Presentation at Xth International Tinnitus Seminar held in Brazil, 2011.
  • Shekhawat GS. The Vedic perspective of personality and self-perception of hearing handicap of adult deaf with and without hearing handicap.2006 Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) Conference
  • Shekhawat GS. Acoustic and perceptional analysis of the voice profile of Call center workers. 2006 ISHA Conference
  • Shekhawat GS. Comparative study of vocal parameters of males, females, and Eunuchs. 2006 ISHA Conference
  • Shekhawat GS. Encounters in the real world-Attitudinal and behavioral dimensions in the young males with and without hearing impairment. 2004 ISHA Conference.

 

ONLINE RESEARCH & TEACHING RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (in collaboration with Mr. Richard Smith, Media Production and LTU, FMHS)

https://www.youtube.com/user/girirajss/videos?shelf_id=0&sort=dd&view=0

https://flexiblelearning.auckland.ac.nz/poplhlth302-placement-information/12.html

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • https://www.goodfellowunit.org/podcast/tinnitus-raj-shekhawat Goodfellow unit podcast
  • Featured in “Tamaki Innovation campus updates 2017” for establishing global networks in tinnitus research.
  • Radio Interview with Alison Ballance, Radio New Zealand, for the show “Our Changing World”.
  • Radio Interview with Esther MacIntyre, 95b FM, for the show “Morning glory – ready steady learn”.
  • TV interview on Face TV “Roopa aur Aap” regarding tinnitus and its management.
  • Featured on the web page of “Tamaki Innovation campus” in “our postgraduate students”.
  • Featured in the Dean’s diary 14th September 2012 for winning HealtheX 2012 for the best oral presentation

 

LANGUAGES KNOWN

Sign language, English, Conversational Te Reo Maori and Hindi