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Emma has been Consultant Otolaryngologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2018, in a full-time clinical role. She is Clinical Lead for the Manchester Cochlear Implant Programme and Undergraduate Lead in ENT. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh, and has completed complex otology, auditory implant and skull base fellowship training in Glasgow and Manchester, Canada, Australia, and the USA.

She is currently President of the North of England Otolaryngology Society, and Past Chair of Women in ENT UK (WENTS). She is Editorial Board member of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, European Archives of Otolaryngology, and Current Opinion in Otolaryngology. She is a Trustee of the TWJ Foundation and of the British Cochlear Implant Group. She is regularly invited to lecture nationally and internationally on her areas of expertise.

Emma is a part-time PhD student at the University of Manchester, investigating the effects of Type 2 Diabetes on audiovestibular function. She supervises research projects for medical students, MSc students, and academic trainees in ENT.

In addition to her clinical, academic and leadership work, Emma has considerable editorial and communications experience, as Editor in Chief of the ENT UK Newsletter 2015-2022; Associate Editor of ENT and Audiology News Magazine 2015-2024, and Editor in Chief of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's Surgeons News 2024-27.

Emma's recent achievements include being Guest of Honour speaker at the American Otology Society 2024. She has been awarded the 2022 Hunter-Doig Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (awarded once every two years for excellence among the female membership); the 2023 Rowena Ryan award for best young consultant led research by ENT UK, and the Gold Award for best research at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 2023 research conference. She has been the recipient of numerous other awards, including the Hallpike Prize, the George Seed Prize, the Hunterian Society Prize, the Philip Stell Prize, the RSM Otology prize, and the BACO Audiology Prize.

Her recent achievements in a supervisory role include the award of the 2023 George Seed Prize to Dr. Sirat Lodhi, the 2022 Charles Diamond Prize to Mr. Zen Hussain, and the 2021 Phillip Stell Prize to Dr. Rohma Abrar. Her supervisees have also won recent awards and prizes from the Association of Otolaryngologists in Training, ENT UK, and the British Society of Otology.


University of Manchester silver award for teaching, 2022

Founder and Patron, Manchester Foundation Surgical Society

RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisor 2019-23

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Editor, Surgeons News, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1 Mar 2024 → …

MRCS Intercollegiate Examiner, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1 Nov 2023 → …

Section Editor, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

1 Jun 2023 → …

Trustee, British Cochlear Implant Group

22 Apr 2022 → …

President, North of England Otolaryngology Society

21 Apr 2022 → …

Trustee and Director, Journal of Laryngology and Otology

1 Apr 2022 → …

Editorial Board Member, European Archives of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

1 Jan 2022 → …

Trustee, TWJ Foundation

6 Dec 2021 → …

Member of Younger Fellows Council, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1 Jan 2021 → …

Regional Surgical Ambassador, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1 Sept 20191 Jan 2023

Consultant Otolaryngologist and Auditory Implant Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

1 Aug 2018 → …

Honorary Secretary, North of England Otolaryngology Society

28 Mar 201821 Apr 2022

Editor in Chief, ENT UK Newsletter, ENT UK t-a BACO and BAO-HNS

1 Apr 20151 Jun 2022

Associate Editor, ENT and Audiology News

1 Mar 20151 Mar 2024


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