After undergraduate training at University College Dublin, I trained in paediatrics in Bristol and later at Guy’s Hospital. My first Consultant post was in Community Paediatrics at Northwick Park Hospital and following this, I retrained in Audiovestibular Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital and had the privilege of being mentored by the late Dr Susan Bellman.
I have been working as a Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine at the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, for the past 12 years. As an honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Ear Institute, I coordinate the Paediatric Audiological Medicine and Rehabilitation module.
My research interests include aetiological investigation of deafness; parental coping strategies post diagnosis of deafness, tinnitus and hyperacusis in children, as well as outcome measures in paediatric audiovestibular medicine. I am vice president of the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians