Dr Usha Devadas

Associate Professor

Department of Speech and Hearing

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Usha Devadas is Associate Professor in Department of Speech and Hearing at MCHP, Manipal.

    She is :

    Institutional Responsibility:

    • Member of Institutional Research Committee, SOAHS

    Academic Responsibilities:

    • I MASLP Class Coordinator
    • Library I/C
    • Clinical Incharge: Speech Therapy
    • Teaching: Undergraduate / Post graduate
    • Clinical supervision & patient care
    • Guide: Conferences / Paper presentations / Dissertation

    Additional Responsibility (To take charge in the event of leave by the main faculty):

    • Internship In-charge

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Speech Science and Production SH103 I MASLP
Voice and Laryngectomy B 4.1 II BASLP, 4th Semester
Introduction to Human Communication B 1.1 I BASLP, 1st 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 2009-Till date
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

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Voice disorders/child language disorders/adult language disorders

Area of Expertise

Professional voice users, psychogenic voice disorders

Area of Research

Voice and Laryngectomy rehabilitation, Speech Science, Neurogenic communication disorders, Child language acquisition.

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 

Analysis of voice in Yakshagana singers

Rajashekhar B Venkataraja Aithal U

Journal of All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Vol. 28, 20092009.

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.

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