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Further information

2019-22 Editor-in-Chief, Cochlear Implants International journal 


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

ESPO - Standing Scientific Committee

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

BCIG, Council Member / Trustee, 2020-

Prizes and awards

2022- FMBH Doctoral Academy - Outstanding Supervisor of the Year



Memberships of committees and professional bodies

NIHR RfPB - Regional Advisory Committee, 2021 -

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

NIHR HTA - Hospital Prioritisation Committee, 2022-


Iain has worked as a Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) since 2009, and is the Honorary Professor of Paediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Manchester.

His research interests compliment his clinical sub-specialisations and include: hearing loss, cochlear implants, bone conduction implants, cleft palate (hearing and airway), childhood airway obstruction and Mucopolysaccharidosis.

His international reputation for clinical practice & research is evidenced by regular invited lectures at leading conferences, international committee membership, surgical innovations, NIHR committee roles and being the Editor-in-Chief of a journal.

He is committed to the support and development of the clinical academics of the future, as illustrated by a vibrant post-graduate research programme and the award of 2022 Doctoral Academy Outstanding Supervisor of the Year. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

BAPO, Council Member 2013-17

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

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS (ORL-HNS), 2007, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Postgraduate Diploma, Diploma Laryngology Otology (DLO), The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Doctor of Medicine, University of Manchester (UOM)

Bachelor of Science, BSc. (hons) ANATOMY, University of Manchester (UOM)

External positions

Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

1 Feb 2009 → …

Children & Young People Lead, NIHR Manchester BRC (2017-22). Hearing Health theme

Areas of expertise

  • RF Otorhinolaryngology
  • Hearing loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Bone Conduction Implants
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis
  • Airway Obstruction


  • Cochlear implants
  • Hearing Loss
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis
  • Bone conduction implants
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Ear disease


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