Top student award!

Research Audiologist Rachel Gomez has been awarded the prestigious Lisa Bayliss prize at this year's British Academy of Audiology conference. Rachel, a Scientific Training Programme (STP) audiology student at Aston University, completed her clinical placement and research project at the Nottingham Audiology Services and NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Unit between 2014 and 2017, supervised by Jennifer Parker-George and Mel Ferguson.

The Lisa Bayliss prize is awarded to the student who performs the best during their BSc placement year. Mel and Jennifer, who nominated Rachel for the award, said "During her clinical placement, Rachel went above and beyond what would be expected of an STP trainee. She fully integrated herself within the team and she led departmental audit and service development projects, which were not required as part of her studies. Throughout her work-based placement, Rachel displayed dedication and commitment to her studies and her patients. Rachel is passionate about her work and clearly driven to ensure she delivers the best possible patient care".

Well done to Rachel!

Rachel Gomez receiving her award