I am a registered Clinical Scientist with 28 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, with a special interest in complex paediatric assessment, including vestibular assessment. I will soon graduate with a Clinical Doctorate, having completed the Higher Specialist Scientific Training programme.
Being on the BAA Board allows me to be involved in shaping the future of Audiology. I get to work with other passionate, “big-picture” professionals – 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.