Dr Colleen Holt came to La Trobe in 2016 from The University of Melbourne, where she maintains a research position. Her doctoral work investigated the perception and production of prosody by adolescent cochlear implant users.
Previously, Dr Holt has worked with ARC Laureate Fellow Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth, investigating language processing in hearing impaired individuals. At The University of Melbourne, Dr Holt was part of the team which developed the Master of Speech Pathology, offered since 2011. She developed and taught the Phonetics and Linguistics subjects for which she was Subject Coordinator and Lecturer from 2011-2015.
Her current research focusses on the perception, production and processing of speech by Cantonese speaking children who use cochlear implants.