Who we are

We have a steering group who meet up every few months and set the agenda for the group. Between us we represent clinical, education and research interests. Core members are:


Chair Jane Wild Consultant Clinical Scientist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Vice Chair Laura Turton Adult Audiology Services Manager, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Secretary Elaine Clifford Senior Audiological Scientist working in the private sector, Crewe
Judith Bird Head of Service for Audiology & the Emmeline Centre, Addenbrookes – Cambridge
Mel Ferguson Research lead/ Clinical Scientist, NIHR, Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Centre
Sarah Hughes Speech and Language Therapist / Researcher, Bridgend
Aarti Makan

Professional Lead for Healthcare Science, London

External teaching fellow UCL

IQIPS Clinical Assessor

We also have a group of ‘reference’ members who have expressed willingness to be consulted about particular projects.