My Audiology career started in 2005 when, on completing my Biology and Management degree, I went to work in a School for the Deaf. Having a hearing loss myself, I was able to empathise with the students. I also started yacht racing competitively with a local Deaf Sailing Team.
I gained my Audiology MSc in 2011 and moved on to complete my HTS training at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust. Since then, I have worked continuously within the NHS; I am currently the Joint Clinical Lead for Vestibular Services at Brighton. However, my clinical work load remains diverse and I lead paediatric and complex appointments alongside my vestibular work and management projects.
Outside the NHS, I work within a private audiology clinic where I have access to emerging hearing aid and assistive listening technology. I offer a range of hearing aid and ear wax removal appointments alongside vestibular rehabilitation.
Being elected as a director on the BAA board means that I can now be involved in how we shape our profession.