Annemiek Hammer | Researcher | Deaf Studies

Annemiek Hammer

Annemiek Hammer has been working as senior researcher in the Research group Deaf Studies since 2013. Her goal is to connect research and education by allowing students and lecturers to participate in research – and translating the results of this research into input for education and teaching practice. In addition, she aims to increase our insight into how developments in society and technology influence communication among people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Hammer started on her PhD research into the oral language development of deaf children with a cochlear implant at Leiden University. As researcher and university lecturer in an advanced diploma programme at VU Amsterdam, she worked together with an international team of fellow scientists on the linguistic section of a speech audiometry test. She is continuing her research into the impact of the cochlear implant on the deaf community as a staff member of HU University of Applied Sciences. In addition, Hammer is involved in research into language skills and communication among people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Within the Research group, she focusses on questions like: a) how to improve students’ research competences by raising lecturers’ level of professionalism; b) how to help Dutch Sign Language (NGT) interpreters work in a more customer-oriented manner, by improving their interpersonal competences; and c) to which extent does the development of Dutch Sign Language (NGT) prove effective among students at the Institute for Sign, Language & Deaf Studies.

Annemiek Hammer was awarded a Comenius Senior Fellow grant in May 2018. This grant is intended to promote the implementation of innovations in the education sector. Over the next two years, the team will be setting up a digital reflection platform that can be used to train lecturers and students in the performance of research. The programme will be carried out in partnership with Lisette Munneke PhD of the Research group Methodology of Practice-Based Research.

Fields of expertise

  • Cochlear implant
  • Communication by people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Education innovation



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Annemiek Hammer | Researcher | Deaf Studies

Annemiek Hammer

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Deaf Studies