Prof Faheema Mahomed-Asmail, University of Pretoria

Professor Mahomed-Asmail is a Speech-language Pathologist and Audiologist and obtained her PhD in Communication Pathology from the University of Pretoria (2016). Her research interest lies in providing access to person-centered ear and hearing health care through innovative solutions. Her research has resulted in collaborations with the University of Western Australia, the IDA Institute, Denmark, and Örebro University, Sweden. Prof Mahomed-Asmail currently holds a senior lecturer position at the University of Pretoria and is the chairperson of the Education and Research Chairperson for the South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA). She is also a contributing member to the Global Person-Centred Hearing Network and IDA-SA steering group. She has received funding to support her research through the University of Pretoria, Andrew Mellon Foundation and NRF. Her work has been recognized on a number of different levels, with the most recent being the Academic Achievers: Exceptional Young Researcher’s award and an NRF Y1 rating.