Dr Jas Sandhu
MPhys MBChB MSc PhD CS (Aud)
Jas Sandhu has been involved in the care of patients with audiovestibular dysfunction for over ten years. He is a clinical scientist in Audiology and has been awarded the Institute of Acoustics DW Robinson prize and the British Academy of Audiology Richard May medal for his work. His education is underpinned with degrees in physics from the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge respectively. He has a medical degree from Leicester University and is currently completing his surgical training in otolaryngology in Yorkshire. His clinical interests relate to balance disorders and his research is focussed on objective vestibular assessment techniques including the VHIT and VEMP modalities. His has authored many seminal papers and delivers lectures both nationally and internationally on the subject.
Head of Service – Bolton Hospital
Martin Anderson has been an Audiologist for 30 years having trained and qualified as an Audiologist at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, he has also worked at Rochdale and Oldham before coming to Bolton in 1998. He has predominantly worked in adult services and has extensive experience of vestibular testing and rehabilitation. He gained an MSc in Advanced Practice Health and Social Care in 2008 becoming an Advanced Practitioner in Audiology in 2009. Since 2011 he has been Head of Service at Royal Bolton Hospital.
Martin is keen to promote the benefits that better access to vestibular services can provide to patients and the effectiveness of early intervention in respect of long term outcomes.
Dr Diego Kaski
Diego is a Consultant Neurologist at University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, and an honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London. He has a special interest in Neuro-otology having completed a PhD at Imperial College London investigating the cortical mechanisms underlying human spatial navigation under the supervision of Professor Bronstein. He set up and ran an acute vertigo service in Charing Cross Hospital, London between 2009-2012. He has also undertaken extensive research into the cortical mechanisms of human spatial orientation, and the application of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in the treatment of neurological balance disorders.
International Clinical Trainer. Interacoustics Academy
Darren qualified as an Audiologist earning his undergraduate honours degree in Audiology from the University of Leeds in the UK. He has Master’s degree with Distinction, in Health Science, Neurophysiology and Clinical research. He has held several senior clinical positions in the NHS. Before joining Interacoustics Academy as an International Clinical Trainer, he held a clinical and research scientist role, where as part of a team of surgeons and audiologists, he lead on diagnostic audiology, covering investigations of patients with auditory and vestibular pathology, and managing a portfolio of research studies.