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Paediatric Audiology team

Clinical Scientists

Heather Gilpin

Paediatric Lead for Audiology
Heather graduated with an MSc in Audiology from the University of Manchester in 2008. She has since gone on to complete Clinical Scientist Training in Manchester and has worked in the department since 2012. Her main interests are in paediatric hearing aid users and the assessment of very young babies. She is the lead for the Oxfordshire Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
Heather Gilpin

Rachel Bevington

Paediatric Clinical Scientist
Rachel gained an MSc in Audiology from the University of Southampton in 2006. She went on to complete her clinical training in the Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been working in the department since 2017. Her main interests are in the assessment of very young children and paediatric hearing aid users.
Rachel Bevington

Paula Scully

Paula graduated with a BSc and MSc in Audiology from the University of Southampton in 2009 and 2010 respectively. She has since gone on to complete Clinical Scientist Training in Brighton and has worked in the department since 2016. Her main interests are in paediatric assessment and hearing aid users. She is the departmental lead for protocol development and behavioural diagnostics.
Paula Scully

Senior Audiologists

Danielle Dagher

Danielle graduated from the Witwatersrand University in South Africa in 2002 and is a qualified Speech and Hearing Therapist/Audiologist. She has worked in the department since 2007 and her main interests are in paediatric and adult assessment and rehabilitation. She is one of the leads for the paediatric transition service.
Danielle Dagher

Faiza Muhmood

Faiza graduated with a BSc in Audiology from De Montfort University in 2011. She has worked in the department since 2013 and her main interests are in paediatric assessment and rehabilitation, single-sided deafness and complex hearing loss.
Faiza Muhmood

Bethany Singleton

Bethany graduated with a BSc in Audiology from the University of Bristol in 2014. She has worked in the department since qualifying and her main interests are in paediatric and adult assessment and rehabilitation. She is one of the leads for the paediatric transition service.
Bethany Singleton

Laura Smith

Laura graduated with a BSc in Audiology from the University of Manchester in 2014 and is currently studying towards an MSc at University College London. She has worked in the department since 2015 and her main interests are in single-sided deafness, and paediatric and adult assessment and rehabilitation. She is the departmental lead for patient information.
Laura Smith

Audiologists

Claire Copperwheat

Claire completed her training for the MPPM H-Tech in London in 1977 and has worked in the department for over 20 years. Her main interests are in paediatric rehabilitation.
Claire Copperwheat

Paediatric Administrator

Catherine Baskerville

Catherine has worked in the John Radcliffe Hospital since 2011 and has been in her current role since 2013. She is the first point of contact for appointments and other general queries.
Catherine Baskerville