Claire Francis (RHAD, BSc, MSc, MSHAA)
Claire has had a long and varied career within Audiology, which began in 1997 when she completed a Masters of Science in Audiology. She qualified to work as a Clinical Scientist in the NHS and afterwards as a Masters-level Audiologist in Australia. On return to the UK, Claire worked her way up to Head of Paediatric, and then Adult Audiology at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, also working one day a week as a lecturer on the BSc of Audiology. However, her love of clinical face-to-face work prompted a decision to train to work in the private sector and has worked privately as a Hearing aid Audiologist since 2007. During this time she has also worked as an assessor of other NHS and private departments to check their standards.
“I am excited to be working for The Hearing Care Partnership as they allow me to work to very high clinical standards, using the very best hearing aid technology and to spend the time with my patients so they can achieve the very best outcomes.
Outside of work I enjoy going to live music events and days out with my husband and twin girls.”