Saira Hussain

Teaching Fellow, Audiology

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 3164
Room: VS120

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I joined Aston Audiology in September 2016, having previously worked as a Trainee Clinical Scientist as part of the Scientist Training programme (STP). I worked in the different fields in audiology, with experience ranging from adult diagnostics, aural rehabilitation, paediatrics and vestibular clinics.

As part of my previous role, I helped to supervise BSc students, as well as visiting medical and nursing students. I acted as a university representative and national themeboard representative for my course, as well as a co-chair of the North West Healthcare Trainee Network. Within these roles I was able to act as a port of call for students, to liaise with staff and colleagues across several platforms, and organise networking and learning events.

I am very passionate about improving the student experience and helping promote the work that students and trainees do within this discipline. It therefore felt fitting that I was able undertake a role that is heavily student focused here in the university.

  • BSc (Hons) with Clinical Distinction in Audiology, University of Bristol, 2013
  • MSc in Clinical Neurosensory Sciences (Audiology), University of Manchester, 2016
  • PG Cert Teaching and Learning, Aston University (2016 to present)
  • PG Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Aston University (2018- present)
  • 2016- present: Audiology Support Officer/Teaching Fellow, LHS, Aston University
  • 2013 – 2016: Trainee Clinical Scientist, University Hospital of South Manchester
  • 2011-2012: Student Audiologist (BSc Placement Year), North Devon District Hospital

I teach and support within clinical skill sessions for both all level degree audiology/neurosensory students. I also have links with Pharmacy and assist with delivering interprofessional learning as well as communication awareness sessions. I provide support and assist with placements.
Module Lead: HS11S1(2018)

Dissertations for both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focused on Paediatric Audiology.
My MSc project looked at ‘Children’s Perception of Hearing Loss’.

Research activities whilst at Aston will look at paediatric unilateral hearing loss.

  • Health and Care Professionals Council – Clinical Scientist
  • Health and Care Professionals Council – Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists – Audiologist
  • British Society of Audiology – Full Member
  • British Academy of Audiology – Full Member