Claire Wilkes

Skills Laboratory Manager, Audiology

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET

Phone:+44 (0) 121 204 5012
Email:c.wilkes1@aston.ac.uk
Room number:VSG50

Prior to joining Aston University I worked as a clinician at City Hospital in Birmingham. My specialism was working with patients who have tinnitus. During my time at City Hospital I was part of the training team that supported student audiologists. I initially started working at Aston university as a clinical demonstrator in the Audiology Skills Laboratory and assisting on CPD courses on a part time basis. I joined the Audiology team at Aston University on a full time basis in 2013. Part of my role includes student engagement and linking this to public involvement.  As skills laboratory manager I also ensure that the students have access to the most up to date technology and facilities in the clinical skills laboratories.

  • BSc with Honours in English, University of Hull, 2001
  • BAAT part 1 and 2 professional qualification, Birmingham School of Audiology, 2005
  • Diploma in Audiology, Peoples College Nottingham, 2005
  • Aston Certificate in Teaching HE, Aston University, 2014
  • Basic Ear Care, Aston University, 2015
  • Aston Certificate in Audiology, Aston University, 2015
  • 2015 – Present day: Audiology Skills Laboratory Manager, Life and Health Science, Aston University.
  • 2013 – 2015: Audiology Support Officer, Life and Health Science, Aston University.
  • 2009 – 2013: Senior Audiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.
  • 2005- 2009: Audiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.
  • 2003 – 2005: Trainee Audiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.
  • 2002 – 2003: Assistant Audiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

I teach in the Audiology Skills Laboratory on the Clinical Practice Modules across all programmes.
I teach on the overseas pharmacy programme about effective communication and the impact of hearing loss.