I am a Professor of Otology at Nottingham University and a consultant ENT surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital's NHS Trust - Queen's Medical Centre. I qualified with distinction from Newcastle Medical School in 1995, and was awarded a DPhil from Oxford University in the field of hearing research in 2001. I worked as a Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University, and I was the first recipient of a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship in Otolaryngology. I spent time as a Surgical Fellow at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, after becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and completing my higher surgical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
I specialize in Otology, including cochlear implantation. My research team at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Centre is interested in developing novel objective measures of hearing loss and communication impairments. We work in collaboration with the Nottingham Auditory Implant Program. I serve on grant review panels for Action on Hearing loss and the NIHR.