Dr Valerie Sung is a paediatrician and director of the Caring for Hearing Impaired Children Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and leads a hearing loss health services research group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. Her career vision is to provide the best care to children and families she sees through her clinical practice, while conducting clinical and population based research that can change and optimize care.
Dr Sung’s current research aims to answer important questions that families ask when their child is diagnosed with a hearing loss. Specifically, her research aims to help hearing-impaired children reach their best potentials. Dr Sung chairs the Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals (CHAMP) Network which developed national guidelines for managing childhood hearing loss. She is a committee member of the Australian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee, editorial panel member of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, and member of the Paediatrics and Child Health Research Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She was awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO Australia New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship in 2019 for her research.