Dr. Usha Devadas

Associate Professor (Senior scale) & Head of the Department

Department of Speech and Hearing

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Usha Devadas is Associate Professor (Senior Scale) and Head in the Department of Speech and Hearing, MCHP, MAHE, Manipal

    She is :

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • HOD, Department of Speech and Hearing
    • Department  Academic Advisor
    • Overall ISO Documentation 

    Academic Responsibilities:

    • Teaching Undergraduate / Postgraduate
    • Clinical supervision & patient care (Speech-Language Pathology)
    • Guide: Dissertation / PhD / Conferences / Paper presentations

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Communication Science: Part A: Speech Language Pathology, Part B: Audiology B1.1 I Year BASLP/I Semester
Voice :Science and Disorders SLP 604 I MSc SLP/II Semester
Speech Language Pathology in Practice SLP 401 II MSc SLP/IV Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2012
MSc Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2004
BSc Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 1995

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Associate Professor (Senior scale) HOD July, 2020 – Till date
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Associate Professor 2009-2020
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor 2007 - 2009
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer 2004 - 2007
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Lecturer 1997 - 2002
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Clinical Supervisor 1995 - 1997

Prevalence of voice problems in primary school teachers in one district of Karnataka.

2012-2013 Usha Devadas

Prevalence of voice problems in primary school teachers in one district of Karnataka. Research project completed through AIISH Research Fund for the proposed period of 12.09.2012– 11.08.2013 (total budget: Rs. 3, 46,000).Prevalence of voice problems in primary school teachers in one district of Karnataka. Research project completed through AIISH Research Fund for the proposed period of 12.09.2012– 11.08.2013 (total budget: Rs. 3, 46,000).

Prevalence and risk factors for voice problems in Yakshagana artists.

2015-2016 Usha Devadas

Prevalence and risk factors for voice problems in Yakshagana artists. Research project under AIISH Research Fund for the proposed period of 05.10.2015– 11.10.2016 (total budget: Rs. 4, 33,000).

Prevalence and risk factors of voice problems and knowledge of vocal health in professional Carnatic singers and non-singers.

2016-17 Usha Devadas

Prevalence and risk factors of voice problems and knowledge of vocal health in professional Carnatic singers and non-singers. Research project under AIISH Research Fund for the proposed period of 14.09.2016– 11.10.2017 (total budget: Rs. 4, 93,000).

Vocal dose and immediate effects of the straw phonation exercises on parameters of vocal loading in Carnatic classic singers.

2018-2019 Usha Devadas

Vocal dose and immediate effects of the straw phonation exercises on parameters of vocal loading in Carnatic classic singers. Research project under AIISH Research Fund for the proposed period of 09.10.2018– 11.10.2019 (total budget: Rs. 4, 83,000).

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Voice disorders/Neurocommunication disorders/Dysphagia

Area of Expertise

Voice disorders/Professional voice users

Area of Research

Voice disorders/Professional voice users

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Life member of Indian Speech & Hearing Association (ISHA)
  • Life member of Indian Speech & Hearing Association –Manipal Chapter 

Immediate effects of straw phonation in water exercises on parameters of vocal loading in Carnatic classical singers

November, 2020 Usha Devadas Devika Vinod Santosh maruthy

Journal of Voice Accepted for publication

The prevalence and Impact of voice problems in nonprofessional voice users: Preliminary findings

July, 2020 Valson Sheyona Usha Devadas

Journal of Voice Accepted for publication

The prevalence and impact of voice problems in call centre operators

2013-01-01 Rajashekhar B

Journal of Laryngology and Voice, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2013.

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Development of fundamental frequency in preadolescent children

Akshatha Ballal

2011 - 2013

Prevalence and influencing risk factors of voice problems in Priests

2013-01-01 Navya Achiamma

2011 - 2013.

Voice problems in primary school teachers: Prevalence, associated risk factors and symptoms

2012-01-01 Swathi G

2010-2012.

Vocal loading in dubbing artists

2012-01-01 Maya Varma

2010 - 2012.

Awareness of vocal health among teacher trainees in Udupi Taluk: A questionnaire survey

2011-01-01 Monica Kaniamattam

2009 - 2011.

Knowledge and interest levels of vocal function and dysfunction among Carnatic and Orchestra singers

Sahana Muralikrishna

2008 - 2010.

Coping strategies in individuals with voice problems

2010-01-01 Kavitha Kurian

2008 - 2010

The nature of voice problems and knowledge of voice care among primary school teachers

2009-01-01 Noopur Sharma

2007 - 2009.

Development of speech audiometry material in Konkani

2009-01-01 Marissa Dias

2007 - 2009.

Vocal characteristics of Tibetan monks in bylakuppe Tibetan settlement

2008-01-01 Pradeep Kumar

2006 - 2008

Acoustic and perceptual analysis of pre Vs post corticosteroid inhalation in Asthma Patients – A comparative study

2007-01-01 Aditi Shekhar

2005 - 2007

Effects of vocal loading in primary school teachers

2007-01-01 Senjuti Giri

2005 - 2007

Profile of voice disordered cases visiting the voice clinic of a tertiary care hospital

2020 Prisca Mary Thomas Usha Devadas(Guide)

Prevalence of voice problems, Self-reported vocal symptoms and associated risk factors in call center operators: A systematic review

2020 Chandini Nair