Our team

Our professionals


Brad Hutchinson

Principal Audiologist

Having worked as an audiologist for over 30 years, Brad is recognized as a leading expert in the hearing industry, specializing in hearing rehabilitation, hearing aids, auditory processing, diagnostic testing, tinnitus and chronic cough treatment.

He has a reputation for being meticulous, a good listener, an excellent communicator and is well-liked by all. When starting Brad Hutchinson Hearing with his mother Carole, the pair set out to create a truly client-centred hearing company which focused on quality service, knowledgeable and caring clinicians, generous appointment times, state-of-the-art technology and “always striving to exceed expectations”.


Carole Hutchinson


Carole is Brad’s mother and the pair has been working together for nearly 20 years. During that time, Carole has managed 12 busy and successful hearing clinics and is well-regarded as a dedicated yet friendly leader.  


With a background in the social sciences and having worked for members of parliament for 15 years, Carole’s previous experience has led her to be the go-to person when a question needs answering or a problem needs solving.


Melanie Atkinson


Mel completed her Masters of Clinical Audiology at UWA in 2007 following an Undergraduate Bachelor of Science with a keen interest in Physiology and Neuroscience. She has a passion for rehabilitation, cognitive hearing science, auditory processing, education and counselling, tinnitus, and new technology and its applications. She has a keen interest in research, working with patients to optimise hearing long term and working with other health disciplines for holistic hearing heath care.

Mel has been a well-loved and highly respected member of the Brad Hutchinson Hearing team since 2013 and says she “has enjoyed the mentoring and support of a like-minded, hard-working and patient-centred team of audiologists and staff”.


Thea Halliday


Thea completed a Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation in 2011 and has since been working with adults in hearing rehabilitation and diagnostic testing. She has a keen interest in providing the finest possible care to those with a hearing disability, using her tertiary training to enable the best of outcomes.

Thea says “I consider myself very fortunate to work with the Brad Hutchinson Hearing team as I believe them to be the most dedicated and ethical group of professionals I have worked with.” And the feeling is certainly mutual – Thea fit into the Brad Hutchinson Hearing team seamlessly and is well respected for her high standards, excellent clinical knowledge and the ease with which she interacts with clients.


Lisa Cockburn


Lisa graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Clinical Audiology. She initially specialised in adult hearing assessment and rehabilitation before also taking on a specialty in vestibular diagnostic assessments. She continued to specialise in both areas for four years, but then took a break from the hearing aid world for a senior vestibular audiologist position.

In 2017 Lisa joined Brad Hutchinson Hearing and we feel so fortunate to have her as part of our team. She says she “has enjoyed the return to hearing assessment and rehabilitation and in particular the journey that the clients take as they move from diagnosis to hearing aid fitting and the improvements they see with the current technology.” Lisa is also committed to the profession of audiology, being an active member of the WA Chapter of Audiology Australia from 2010 to 2014 and the WA representative to the Audiology Australia Board from 2012 to 2014.


Ana Marinova


Ana draws her passion for helping the hard-of-hearing from her own life experiences in dealing with communication difficulties and her love of music! She enjoys working with children as well as with adults and is interested in the holistic journey in hearing healthcare. For many years, Ana has been involved in a variety of audiology work including hearing loss prevention, pre and post-surgery assessments, adult hearing rehabilitation and, in particular, improving quality of life for the hard-of-hearing through hearing aid fitting.  She has also worked alongside many of Perth’s ENT Specialists and has an excellent knowledge of common (and less common) conditions of the ear.  Ana graduated with a Masters in Clinical Audiology from the University of Western Australia in 2007, having completed some of her university training under the supervision of Brad Hutchinson. Ana has been a highly valued member of the Brad Hutchinson Hearing team for many years.


Pallavi Hegde


Pallavi completed her Masters of Audiology and Speech Pathology in 2001 and has since been involved in various roles including tertiary teaching, research, paediatric and adult diagnostics, implantable technology, neonatal diagnosis, work cover and adult rehabilitation.

Pallavi says “I have always wanted to help people improve their quality of life. Audiology gives me the opportunity to fulfil my life goal. It gives me immense pleasure and happiness to meet people at various stages of life, dealing with challenging hearing issues and helping them hear better, improving their lifestyle and confidence within themselves. Every day is a new challenge and every person I meet provides me with a new learning experience. I love my profession with absolute passion!”. Pallavi is an asset to the Brad Hutchinson Hearing team as her passion is matched by her knowledge, experience and caring nature.