Balance Interest Group

Who we are

We are a group of multi-professionals with a diverse range of experience and knowledge. We are passionate and enthusiastic about supporting others to enhance vestibular practice within the UK.

Our Aims

We aim to improve knowledge through the development and publication of high-quality evidence-based protocols and procedures; to promote learning through accessible webinars and workshop events and published research; to inform practice through published research, workshops and lectures; and to drive a positive impact by the work we do and how we communicate.  

Steering Group Members

Rosie Adams, Chair, Clinical Scientist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust  

Simon Howe, Vice Chair, Clinical Scientist, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust  

Natasha Harrington-Benton, Secretary, Director, Ménière’s Society 

Jennifer Parker-George, Audiological Scientist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 

Benjamin Adams, Clinical Scientist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust   

Darren Whelan, Clinical and Research Manager- UK, International Clinical Trainer, Interacoustics Academy  

Dr Sreedharan Nair Vijayanand, Consultant in Neuro-Otology and Audiovestibular Medicine, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust  

Vicki Kennedy, Clinical Scientist, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust 

Connor McCarthy, Clinical Scientist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Zafeer Abdul, Audiologist, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Reference Members 

Dr Diego Kaski, Consultant Neurologist, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College, London  

Current projects

We are currently recruiting to the steering committee and welcome all applications. We are also currently working through updating the recommended procedures with a new vHIT document, hopefully to go to consultation soonWe will also be planning on developing a SVINT document and are hoping to offer a workshop/ small event in the not-too-distant future too.  



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