Professor Linda Luxon trained in Medicine and Neurology at St Thomas’ Hospital, the Middlesex Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She undertook a Fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles and held the appointment of Consultant Physician in Neuro-otology at the National Hospital until 2016 and has also held consultant posts at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. From 1991 to 2010, she held the Chair of Audio-vestibular Medicine at the University of London, based at UCL and was responsible for busy neuro-otology clinical and research units and the MSc and PhD teaching programmes.
She has been Chairman/ President of a number of national and international professional bodies and has given advice to the Department of Health, the Ministry of Defence, the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Scientific Officer, Industry and the Courts. She has published more than 150 peer reviewed research papers, written 66 chapters in textbooks of Neurology, Paediatrics, ENT, Medicine, Therapeutics and Geriatrics and edited six textbooks, including the award-winning Textbook of Audiological Medicine: Clinical Aspects of Hearing and Balance. She continues to lecture on hearing and balance disorders internationally and maintains both her clinical activity and research interests. She is a trustee of three medical charities and in 2010 was awarded a CBE for services to medicine.
Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou MD MSc (distinction) PhD FRCP is Professor in Neuroaudiology at the UCL Ear Institute, and Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine at UCLH and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. In her clinics she assesses and manages complex patients with auditory or balance disorders.
She started her academic career on a personal Senior Lectureship award by the Department of Health Higher Education Funding Council for England. Before that, she trained in ENT in Greece, completed clinical training in Audiological Medicine in the UK and undertook a three-month funded fellowship to train in auditory processing disorders in Professor Musiek’s department in USA. Her PhD (Institute of Neurology, UCL) is on auditory processing in patients with structural brain lesions. She received the Pat Jobson Prize of the British Association of Audiological Physicians (2002) and the Edith Whetnall prize of the Royal Society of Medicine (2012) and the Thomas Simm Littler Prize 2017 of the British Society of Audiology for promoting the field of auditory processing disorders. She is Director and Organiser of the APD advanced masterclass (UCL), Programme Co-Director of the MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine (UCL) and Editor of the eBrain Neuro-otology section and of the Scott and Brown Neuro-otology section.
Her research interests include clinical APD syndromes in normal subjects and after stroke, auditory treatment and rehabilitation for APD, interaction of cognition with audition and vestibular function, customised balance rehabilitation, and harnessing technological developments for the accurate diagnosis and individualised rehabilitation of audiovestibular disorders. She has over 100 peer reviewed research papers and numerous chapters in clinical books, while she has been interviewed by BBC and ITV news on vestibular topics and BBC Radio 3 on APD after stroke.
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Professor Louisa Murdin is a Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine and Neuro-otology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Associate Professor in Audiovestibular Medicine at the Ear Institute of University College London, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. She has interests in all aspects of neuro-otology, hearing and balance disorders, with special interest in migraine, Meniere’s disease and medical aspects of hearing disorders including noise induced hearing loss.
She qualified in Medicine and Surgery (BM BCh) and has a BA in Physiological Sciences both awarded by the University of Oxford and an MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine from University College London awarded with distinction in 2006, and a PhD in Neuro-otology awarded by the Institute of Neurology, University College London. She has authored several textbook chapters in recent years and is a research active member of the prestigious Barany Society for international research into vestibular disorders and currently also serves on the Executive Committee of the British Society for Neuro-otology and the National Institute of Health Research ENT Clinical Research Specialty Group.
Dr Raj Nandi specialises in Audio-vestibular Medicine and has been on the Specialist Register of the General Medicine Council since December 2008, having completed his training in London.
As Consultant within the specialty, Dr Nandi has a particular interest in Vestibular Medicine and in Central Auditory Processing disorders both in children and adults. He has authored several papers in peer reviewed publications, presented at International and national conferences and has been an active member of the British Association of Audio-vestibular Physicians. Within the remit of his responsibilities as Consultant in the NHS, Dr Nandi developed a paediatric hearing service in West Kent and is now a full time Consultant in Audio-vestibular Medicine working in Neuro-otology at the Royal National ENT Hospital, Huntley Street, London.
He specialises in working with patients with hearing and balance disorders, including tinnitus, noise induced hearing loss, central auditory processing deficits, peripheral and central balance disorders. Dr Nandi also has an interest in the medico legal aspects of Audio-vestibular medicine such as occupational hearing loss.
Dr Marousa Pavlou is a Senior Lecturer of Physiotherapy at King’s College London. She obtained her PhD in the assessment and rehabilitation of mechanisms operating in human balance from Imperial College London. Her research and clinical practice focus on the assessment and rehabilitation of balance primarily in adults and children with vestibular disorders and older adults who are at risk of falling or have experienced a fall. She has published numerous articles as well as book chapters and has been invited to present her work at various NHS physiotherapy, neurology, and audiology departments, teaching seminars, and at many national and international conferences. Dr Pavlou is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, an elected member of the International Bárány Society and is past-chairman of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Key research interests include:
— The effect of multitask exercises on vestibular and balance rehabilitation outcome
— The relationship between cognitive (thinking processes) factors, posture and gait in persons with a vestibular disorder and older adults
— How to best treat symptoms of visual induced dizziness
— The use of technology for balance rehabilitation
After graduating from the University of Wales (Bangor) with a degree in Psychology with Health Psychology, Karen Cox joined the Audiology team at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, as a Student Audiologist. After completing her training, she joined the Department of Neuro-otology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London where she worked for 10 years. The department specialised in complex Audio-Vestibular diagnostic testing in adults.
Karen joined LHABC as Principal Audiologist in 2011 to set up the audio-vestibular diagnostic testing. She currently sees patients referred from the centre’s consultants for hearing, auditory processing, tinnitus and vestibular diagnostic tests. She will test patients from 7 to 107 years old! Karen also carries out the diagnostic tests required to support the consultants in their medico-legal work.
Dr Charlotte Agrup is a Consultant Audio-vestibular physician and work in the department of Neuro-otology at the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat & Eastman Dental Hospitals (UCLH, London). Dr Agrup has a University Medical Degree from the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), a PhD in Otorhinolaryngology from the Karolinska Institute and an MSc in Audio-vestibular Medicine from UCL (London). She has a general interest in neuro-otology with particular interest in balance disorders, autoimmune inner ear disorders/sudden hearing loss and Meniere’s disease. Dr Agrup is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Ear Institute UCL and is actively involved in professional organisations as well as medical education and teaching.