Saira graduated with a BSc (Hons) Audiology from the University of Bristol in 2013, and the STP MSc Clinical Science in 2016 from the University of Manchester. Saira is a registered Clinical Scientist and Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She works in Higher Education at Aston University, Birmingham, teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered. Saira also leads Aston’s Audiology Interprofessional Learning (IPL) activities within the College of Health and Life Sciences. Saira is engaged with university pedagogy networks and research, having completed her Masters in Education in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. She has a particular focus on student engagement and learning, paediatric audiology experiences, and lived experience of hearing loss. 

Saira is undertaking a second term as BAA Board Director, where she wants to ensure that students, young professionals, and those underrepresented in the audiology field have a voice and benefit from BAA membership. 

Outside of audiology, Saira enjoys travelling and completed the ’30 countries by 30’ challenge!