As well as the main BSHAA Council, which meets quarterly, there are a number of sub-committees responsible for delivering the the Society’s priorities and projects.

Each commitee is chaired by a Council member and has a number of Council members, as well as support from BSHAA’s paid officers. BSHAA President Andrew Coulter is a member of all committees, and attends as many as his workload permits. All BSHAA Council members are volunteers and give their time freely to support the work of our Society and the wider profession.

Get involved with a BSHAA committee

All BSHAA members can volunteer to support the work of a committee. We’re very grateful to have Sarah Rayner and Tony Gunnel supporting the standards committee again in 2022. If you’re a BSHAA member and would like to get involved with a committee’s work this year, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to
Priorities for 2022 that committees are working on include improving our website and engagement with members; a diversity and inclusion policy; developing the Society’s education offering; new guidance on regulation; and apprenticeship end-point assessments.

2022 committees


This committee develops the BSHAA membership offer, works to engage with current members and attract new ones, and lots more. A major overhaul of our website is being carried out this year. 

Chair – Robert Donnan
Council members – Ellie Cadman, Ken Gilliard, Rory Kewney
Office Support – Kim Girling


This committee delivers our professional development offer for members: development days, masterclasses, webinars, Congress and more. A BSHAA training app will be launched in 2022.

Chair – Dr. Elizabeth Adesugba
Council members – Robert Donnan, Ellie Cadman, Tasso Papadopoulos, David Foley


This committee works to develop improved standards for the profession and produces guidance and documents to help BSHAA members navigate the ever-changing world of audiology. New guidance for our radically changing profession will be published in 2022.

Chair – Rory Kewney
Council members – Simon Myhill, Ellie Cadman, Dr. Elizabeth Adesugba
Officer support – Kim Girling 


BSHAA’s Customer Care Scheme is managed by this committee, which also publishes guidance and advice for BSHAA members and the public, including a ‘Consumer Guide to Hearing’ and caring for hearing aids guides. 

Chair – David Foley
Council members – Alan Hopkirk, Dr, Jay Jindal, Brenda Quinn-Hays, Simon Myhill


This committee scrutinises the Society’s finances and ensures that everything is in order and running correctly. With the advent of Covid-19, the council has made major cost savings.

Chair – Dr. Jay Jindal
Council members – Rory Kewney, Alan Hopkirk, Ken Gilliard (Co Chair), David Welbourn
Officer support – Kim Girling 


This committee is reviewing the society’s policy on inclusion.

Chair – Ellie Cadman
Council members – Ken Gilliard, Simon Myhill, Dr. Elizabeth Adesugba, Tasso Papadopoulos

Officer support – Kim Girling 

Powered By MemberPress WooCommerce Plus Integration