Opportunity to be involved in shaping the future of paediatric hearing research

17.04.24

The University of Manchester are looking for professionals involved in paediatric hearing health and education to join their Steering Group to help lead a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) in Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss.

What would I be doing?
The idea of the PSP is to consult a broad range of people (including parents and children throughout the UK) with lived experience of childhood hearing loss, as well as health and education professionals, to devise a ‘Top Ten’ of what they think are the important questions researchers should be trying to answer about childhood deafness and hearing loss. The Steering Group have an important role to play as they will make vital decisions about how the project progresses, and ensure that the values and procedures of the James Lind Alliance are upheld at all times.

The project will run for 15 months. The steering group will meet approximately once per month, with
a mixture of online meetings or face-to-face meetings, typically taking place in Manchester. They will
provide travel expenses for face-to-face meetings.

How can I find out more information?
For more information about the James Lind Alliance and about Priority Setting Partnerships, please
see: https://www.jla.nihr.ac.uk/.
For more information about this opportunity please see the draft terms of reference for the steering
group: https://tinyurl.com/4z6n8v9a.

How do I get involved?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the steering group please contact: childhooddeafness@manchester.ac.uk, providing a summary (no more than one page of A4) of who you are, what your experience is of working with children with hearing loss (including what age range you typically work with), why you would like to join the steering group, and what you would bring to the group. Please put the subject of your email as: “Steering group professional member”. You can also use this email address to ask any questions you have.

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