The BSA is delighted to welcome back Nicci Campbell as a Trustee.
I am delighted to have been re-elected as APD SIG Chair from July 2017. We have exciting plans for the future and we are currently recruiting one or two new members to add diversity and strengthen the expertise within the SIG. Our new BSA Position Statement & Guidance 2017 is due for imminent release and we are hard at work preparing a learning event for the new ‘BSA Grow’.
From 2014-2017, I had the privilege of serving as a BSA Trustee. During this time I initiated and led the development of the BSA website. The website was launched on 15 June 2014. It immediately attracted 5000+ hits in the first month, and has a growing international following. The BSA website houses the International Journal of Audiology, ‘Audacity’, the BSA peer reviewed practice guidance documents, conference information and BSA online learning events. The BSA website has raised the profile of Audiology and promoted excellence in the field. It is now widely regarded as the ‘first port of call’ and ‘go to website’ in the UK.
Prior to this, I was the APD SIG Chair (2011-2014). During this time our SIG excelled and shaped international thinking. We published a peer-reviewed Position Statement (2011), Practice Guidance Document (2011), and the first-ever ‘APD White Paper’ (2013) with an international set of commentaries in the International Journal of Audiology. We also collaborated with the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) to present an APD International Conference as part of the AAA Annual Conferences in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Locally we arranged a very well-attended Interdisciplinary APD Satellite Day to celebrate the APD Group’s 10th Anniversary, as part of the BSA Conference in 2013. Following its success the BSA now offers dedicated slots for all the SIGS at the annual BSA Conference.
I was delighted to be awarded the Ruth Spencer Prize in 2016 for my contribution to APD and also a BSA Award in 2017 (as part of the 50thAnniversary celebrations) for ‘outstanding contribution to the BSA and the wider Audiology community’.
It is exciting to be a part of the BSA and rewarding to be able to contribute to the field of Audiology.
Associate Professor/Principal Audiological Scientist, University of Southampton