Paul White

Paul White

Profile

My career in audiology began with 16 years as an NHS Audiologist at Charing Cross Hospital London in 1986. My clinical experience covered all aspects of adult diagnostic and rehabilitative treatment. My professional body involvement from 1990 covered National committee membership, Professional committee and as a national practical examiner. My clinical and professional teaching role at the national Charing Cross School of Audiology facilitated my move in 2002 to Queens Medical Centre Nottingham to set up the BSc(Hons) Audiology programme collaboration with De Montfort University. Since 2007, my lecturer role at the University of Leeds has focused on audiology clinical and professional skills teaching and assessment, which includes a managing role for student practice placement and for clinical educator preparation. My University of Leeds Teaching Award level 2 qualified me as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, I am the external examiner for Aston University Hearing Aid Audiology FD. I also am a member of the British Society of Audiology Practice Guidance Group. My qualifications are in MSc Technical Audiology; MPPM HNC; BAAt 1 & 2; NVQ (Assessor); ULTA-2. Professional membership: BAA; BSA; Professional registration: RCCP; FHEA 

Responsibilities

  • Audiology practice placement lead

Research interests

At Leeds my research involvement has included being the audiology contributor in the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings research CETL project from 2007 to 2010, which developed an online multi-source feedback assessment tool for students; and for the subsequent NTFS Beyond Competence research project, looking at enhancing the theory into practice experience of students.

My scholarly activity has been in the development of bespoke documentation for the Modernising Scientific Careers Practitoner Training Programme BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) at Leeds.

My current scholarly investigatory work is looking into the relatively low numbers of male recruits to the PTP Audiology programme.

Qualifications

  • MSc Technical Audiology (UCL)
  • ULTA-2 (Leeds)
  • • City & Guilds NVQ Assessor D32,33 & 34
  • MPPM (HNC)
  • BAAT 1 & 2

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • Registration Council for Clinicical Physiologists ( Audiology)
  • British Academy of Audiology
  • British Society of Audiology

Student education

I am module leader for all the Audiology theory and practice modules across all three years of the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) programme. This entails teaching in seminars and in practical laboratory sessions audiological practice and professional knowledge & skills. I organise all clinical placements which includes the practice training and assessment in NHS and some private practice centres across the 3 years. Additionally I teach and assess the audiology contribution to the Preparation for practice module in Year 3. I am also the audiology assessor for the Access to Leeds module for prospective UG recruits and tutor for the Support for Learning in Practice in the School of Healthcare.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine