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Second ENT & Audiology News Free Study Day in conjunction with the ENT Masterclass®



Gerard O'Donoghue


Prof Gerard O’Donoghue, MB, ChB, FRCSI, FRCS, MCh, BAO


Gerard O’Donoghue graduated from University College, Cork in Ireland and undertook his otolaryngology training in London and Oxford, completing Fellowships at University Hospital Boston and at the University of California in San Francisco. He is Professor of Otology and Neurotology at the University of Nottingham and Consultant Neuro-Otologist at Queen’s Medical Centre. He established the Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme and the Ear Foundation, an educational charity supporting deaf children. He has been involved in several multi-centre trials of cochlear implantation and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has delivered the Toynbee Memorial Lecture. He was recognised in the Guinness World Records for surgical innovation and by The Times as one of Britain’s Top Doctors. He has been President of the Section of Otology, Royal Society of Medicine, London and is now Master-Elect of the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology for 2020.

Richard Irving

Mr Richard Irving, MD FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Richard Irving is a Consultant in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Children's Hospital in Birmingham. He qualified from London University and trained in London, Cambridge and San Francisco. Richard has a broad clinical practice including implantation otology, chronic ear disease, vertigo, lateral skull base and vestibular schwannoma surgery. Richard has over 100 publications and is heavily involved in postgraduate education and training. Richard is the immediate past president of the British Society of Otology and President elect of the RSM Section of Otology.

Peter Rea

Prof Peter Rea, MA, BM BCh, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Prof Peter Rea was appointed Consultant ENT Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester in 2004. His special interests are in the management of vertigo and balance disorders, and middle ear surgery in children and adults. He runs an active middle and inner ear research programme. He has run the successful Leicester Balance Course annually since 2004, and is regularly invited to lecture both in the UK and abroad. He is Chairman of the British Society of Neuro-otology (, Secretary of the British Society of Otology, and previous Chairman of the London Road Clinic in Leicester (

Philip Jones

Mr Philip Jones, FRCS, MAMBB


Philip Jones was born in Liverpool and trained in medicine at Cambridge University, St Thomas' Hospital and in and around London before moving to Manchester as a senior registrar in 1981. He was appointed a consultant to the Manchester AHA(T) in 1984 with a post in the South District at Withington, Wythenshawe and the Christie Hospitals. He is amused that the latest proposals return Manchester NHS Hospital services to almost exactly this framework (Ecclesiastes 1:10). He was trained in the era when senior trainees had to demonstrate equal proficiency in nasal polypectomy, stapedectomy and neck dissection and so has had a widely based and busy general ENT practice. He performed the first fibreoptic laryngoscopy in Manchester without training and using a bronchoscope. He helped develop the South Manchester Voice MDT and feels his major contribution to health care is the development of endoscopy by SALT which he has favoured since the 1980s. He has frequently appeared in court, often as an expert witness, and in particular has appeared in several series of test cases including Hunter et al v Robinson Willey (1991), the Rockware Glass cases (1997) and Parkes et al v Meridian (2006). He has made every possible mistake and so speaks from experience. However, nil satis nisi optimum. Any expertise possessed he attributes to his mentors who are too numerous to name in full but include Dick Williams,  Ian Acton and, in particular,  the late Ron Hinchcliffe.

Piers Dawes

Dr Piers Dawes, BSc, DPhil


Dr Dawes background is in developmental neuropsychology with research interests in the epidemiology of hearing loss, dementia, hearing genetics, treatments for hearing loss including hearing aid uptake and hearing aid benefit, and the impact of hearing loss and auditory processing impairments on development and quality of life in childhood and old age. Dr Dawes is co-lead of the EC Horizon 2020 study Ears, Eyes and Mind: The ‘SENSE-Cog Project’ to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment. He was a US-UK Fulbright scholar, and has been awarded the British Society of Audiology's Thomas Simm Littler Prize for contributions to audiology research.

Simon Lloyd

Prof Simon Lloyd, MBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), MPhil


Simon Lloyd is a neuro-otologist and skull base surgeon and Professor of Otolaryngology  at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital. He is also Honorary Professor of Neuro-otology at the University of Manchester. His clinical practice focuses on skull base disease, auditory implantation, complex middle ear disease and neurofibromatosis type 2.

Arun Iyer

Mr Arun Iyer, MBBS, MS (ENT), DLO RCS (Eng), FRCS (Glas) (Ed) (I), FRCS (ORL)


Mr Iyer is a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Otologist at the University Hospital Monklands, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was trained in the Newcastle rotation and did an Otology / Neurotology fellowship at Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children's Hospital, New Zealand. His special interests are endoscopic ear surgery, chronic otitis media, especially mastoid cavity obliteration and management of dizziness. He is a member of the International Working Group in Endoscopic Ear Surgery (IWGEES). Mr Iyer is the College Surgical Tutor and Education and Professional Training Board Member for Otolaryngology at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. He is the organiser of the Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course, Emergency ENT Dissection Course, Head & Neck and Emergency ENT Course and the Temporal Bone Dissection Courses at Glasgow University.


Shahed Quraishi

Prof M Shahed Quraishi, OBE, FRCS, FRCS (ORL, H&N)

Mr Quraishi undertook his higher ENT training in Dublin, Nottingham and Toronto. He is Consultant Otolaryngologist, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgeon at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University and Visiting Professor of Otolaryngology at Capital Medical University, Beijing. He has been Training Programme Director in ENT and is an FRCS examiner in the UK and for the European Board of Otolaryngology. He is a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee, UK, and President-elect of the Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology and Rhinology). He is the Founding Director, ENT Masterclass®, the free training platform and Editor of the Journal of ENT Masterclass. He has published over 50 articles and five book chapters. He received the National Award for Clinical Excellence in UK, 2015.

David Baguley

Prof David Baguley, PhD, MBA


David Baguley is Professor of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham, and is involved in translational research in tinnitus and associated phenomena. Having worked clinically for over 30 years in very close partnership with otology colleagues, David has an appreciation of what can and must be gleaned in a tinnitus consultation in a busy ENT clinic, but also the constraints upon what is achievable.

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