Audiologist of the Year
It is with great pleasure that we announce the BAA award for the Audiologist of the Year, in memory of Peggy Chalmers. This award will recognise an Audiologist who stands out from the crowd with regard to patient care. We are looking for an individual who has gone above and beyond to put the patient first or improve the experience for a patient in even a small way that made a difference for that individual. This award is focused on patient care and we particularly welcome testimonials and case studies from patients or colleagues highlighting the reasons their Audiologist should be nominated.
Peggy participated in establishing the first BSc course in Clinical Science in conjunction with NESCOT. In 1991 she became Head of the School of Audiology at the ILO, initially establishing the post graduate diploma in Audiology at UCL followed in 1993 by the MSc. The establishment of this MSc allowed Audiologists who were in post to develop professionally in line with other professional groups at the time. She subsequently participated in developing and establishing a full time BSc course in Audiology. She also established a modular Audiology course with UCL and the University of Madrid for students in Spain.
Peggy contributed immeasurably to Audiology in many ways, improving professional standards and training and supporting hundreds of students from the UK and overseas. Her hard work and enthusiasm has inspired many professionals in Audiology and with this award we hope each winner will continue to inspire with their excellent work.