Dr Sue Archbold, recently retired Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation, and Dr Peter Homa, current Chief Executive of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, will be awarded honorary degrees at this year's graduation ceremonies at the University of Nottingham. Both will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws. The oration for Dr Sue Archbold shall be given by Prof David Baguley, who leads our Clinical Hearing Sciences theme.
Many congratulations to Sue and Peter!
Sue Archbold was the teacher of the deaf of the first child in the UK to have a cochlear implant. She then helped establish The Ear Foundation to fund the first paediatric cochlear implants in the UK, and went on to co-ordinate the Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme from its inception in 1989 until 2004. Sue was the Chief Executive of the Ear Foundation until her retirement last year. Our Hearing lead, Prof Deborah Hall, is a Trustee of the Ear Foundation.
Peter Homa is one of the longest serving Chief Executives in the NHS. He will be retiring from his post at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust later this year, after almost four decades of service to healthcare. Peter joined the Trust in 2006, the year Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital merged to form Nottingham University Hospitals. The Trust is the host institution for the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre.