Richard Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Interim Director of the Division of Audiology, Co-Director of the Division of Vestibular Sciences
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Office Address
Vanderbilt Medical Center East, North Tower, 7th floor
1215 21st Ave South


  • Master's of Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences - Audiology, University of South Alabama
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication Sciences and Disorders - Audiology, University of South Alabama

Academic Affiliations

Dr. Roberts has served on the faculty of the University of Mississippi and the University of South Florida (USF). He retained an adjunct appointment at USF after accepting the position Director of Clinical Research at the American Institute of Balance in Largo, FL. Other current affiliations: Assistant Professor at the Vanderbilt DHSS, Temporary Graduate Faculty at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and Adjunct Graduate Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Memphis.


Dr. Roberts has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology and the Alabama Academy of Audiology. He is currently a Trustee of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. He helped develop the Auditory Test of Temporal Resolution (ATTR) with Jennifer J. Lister, Ph.D. This psychoacoustics tool is made available for free to researchers around the world.

Research interests include: assessment and management of vestibular dysfunction