“I am a registered Clinical Scientist with 30 years’ experience of working in Audiology in the NHS. My main work role is now as Senior Audiology Policy Advisor for the National Deaf Children’s Society, although I still work as a Lead Clinical Scientist in Hearing Services at Sheffield Children’s Hospital part-time.

Clinically, my passion has been to provide an excellent, continually improving service for children and young people with hearing loss. I have a special interest in complex paediatric assessment, including vestibular assessment, and counselling children and young people with tinnitus and listening difficulties. I was one of the first audiologists to graduate with a Clinical Doctorate in Healthcare Science, having completed the Higher Specialist Scientific Training.

Being involved with BAA has allowed me to give back to a career I feel passionate about, and helped ensure that BAA continues to be a strong voice for the profession. I get to work with other passionate professionals that I might not otherwise meet, and the BAA constantly engages with appropriate stakeholders on a national level. I would encourage as many of the Audiology community to become members of the BAA as possible, to give us an even larger voice. I am passionate that BAA, its board and committees are fair, diverse and fully representative, as we are the voice of all our members.