The NHSP Training & Consultancy Team
Registered clinical scientist (audiology); audiology consultant for the NHSP Quality Assurance programme.
Christine's experience includes: 17 years in the NHS working in a variety of multi disciplinary teams, in the assessment and management of infants and children with a hearing loss; development of an eLearning course for continuing professional development; lead for MCHAS for two years; member of PAIG steering group. Christine's areas of expertise and interest include assessment and habilitation of deaf infants within multidisciplinary teams and training and professional development in these areas.
Director of Early Intervention Studies & Deputy Group Director of the MRC Hearing and Communication Group, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.
Gwen was Deputy CEO at the National Deaf Children's Society, for over 3 years, following 10 years as Head of Sensory Support Services in a Metropolitan Local Education Authority. She has been a consultant to the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme for England since 2002. Gwen's areas of special interest include: support offered to families of deaf children during and following the diagnostic period; the development of Family friendly services; the promotion of Informed Choice; the impact of early information giving on the subsequent engagement of families with the services which exist to support them.
Fiona has been a practising midwife for over 25 years, works for a deaf childrens charity and is a mother of 3 lovely girls, one of whom was born profoundly deaf. Fiona strongly believes that initial diagnosis and support in the early weeks and months makes ALL the difference'
Teaching Fellow in Deaf Education, University of Manchester
Mary is a Senior Teaching Fellow on the postgraduate teacher of the deaf training course at the University of Manchester. Mary has been a Teacher of the Deaf for over 20 years and has worked in special school, mainstream, 'unit', peripatetic and advisory roles. Mary's areas of special interest include: The Early Support Monitoring Protocol for deaf babies and children; The Early Support Service audit tool; Early Years; Audiology and children with additional needs.
Head of Training and Development, NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
Lindsay has led the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme training team since it's commencement in 2001. Her team develops and delivers all the training for screening sites in England and associated development events. Lindsay's areas of special interest include: Setting up, running and evaluating screening programmes; developing and delivering training and eLearning for screening teams and stakeholders; motivation and team building.
Senior Lecturer in Deaf Education, University of Manchester
Wendy is responsible for directing the course leading to the mandatory qualification to teach deaf children. She is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf and Educational Audiologist and has worked in a wide range of settings both nationally and internationally. Wendy's areas of special interest include: Deaf children with additional needs; Multiagency working; Use of the ESMP.
Programme Centre Specialist, NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
Aileen is a general and children's sick nurse, midwife and health visitor with clinical experience in this country and abroad. Prior to joining the NHSP national team in 2005, she undertook post graduate study in Public Health and worked for a large local authority, co-ordinating services for very young children with special needs. Aileen has a particular interest in ensuring family friendly services throughout the screening care pathway.
Graham Sutton MS PhD CS
Consultant Audiological Scientist
Graham has worked in Audiology since 1976, first at the National Physical Laboratory working on hearing protection and presbyacusis then moving to Keele to do a PhD on oto-acoustic emissions and tinnitus. He then worked as an Audiological Scientist in Brighton and Reading for 18 years (as Head of Department for 11 years). In the last 10 years he has helped introduce digital aids and newborn hearing screening into the NHS and carried out a number of audiology service reviews. He has served as Audiology Advisor to the Department of Health and also in numerous professional roles including BSA and BAA. He joined the MRC Hearing and Communication Group as Consultant Audiological Scientist in 2006. He has a particular interest in children's hearing services.
Clinical Lead, NHS Newborn Hearing Screening programme
Sally's experience includes paediatric audiological assessment and (re)habilitation and newborn hearing screening.