My Audiology career started many years ago at the end of the 1970s, and I am still here enjoying every day! I have worked in the North West of England, in Oldham, Tameside, South Cheshire, and now South Manchester.
I have been lucky to be able to work in all aspects of Audiology including a short time in the private sector, and gain a great deal from all of it. Apart from managing a very busy teaching department my work also involves complex patient clinics including Tinnitus management, severe and profound patients and hearing therapy. I am also part of the Trust coaching team.
My other passion is education. I have been Secretary of the North West School of Audiology since 1994 and still organise and teach on a number of courses at further and higher education from Assistant Practitioner to Masters Students. I have developed course modules on the BSc, foundation degree at Anglia Ruskin and e-learning for health. I am keen to see how Apprenticeships will develop in Audiology and feel strongly that Assistants should access training programmes. I am also a training manager and assessor for the Scientist training programme (STP).
I am now semi-retired, working two days a week as Divisional Lead for Audiology in North and South Manchester. This is a more strategic role, and I no longer cover clinics.
Outside of work, when I can snatch some time, I de-stress in many creative activities. I also enjoy walking and reading and belong to an International Women’s Organisation involved in the development and education of women and girls worldwide.