This page shows our Training Staff for all four ESIT training schools taking place. The staff is compunded internationally and aiming to mirror the interdisciplinarity of the ESIT project in its training.

Training Coordination


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Derek J. Hoare

Training Coordinator
University of Nottingham 

Derek trained in nursing at the University of Brighton and then
completed a PhD in neuroscience at University of Manchester.
He is now Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences at the NIHR
Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham.
There he leads a programme of research on tinnitus and hyperacusis
with particular interests in developing assessment tools and low-intensity
psychological and self-help interventions. Derek was a steering group
member of European TINNET clinical working group, and chair of the
British Society of Audiology Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Special Interest
Group. Since April 2018 Derek Hoare is the training coordinator of ESIT
following on Deborah Hall and is responsible for the training schedules
and the professional development of our PhDs.

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Giriraj Singh Shekhawat

International Academic Mentor
Auckland University of Technology 

Dr. Raj Shekhawat is a Senior Lecturer working at Centre for
Learning & Teaching, Auckland University of Technology (AUT),
New Zealand. He has been actively involved since the beginning
of ESIT in creating and running series of academic workshops.
His Academic Advisory & Mentoring role is focused on preparing
stronger communities of practice for Tinnitus academic community.

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Dawn Hazle

Assistant to Training Coordination
University of Nottingham 

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 External Trainers


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Patrick Neff

Zurich University 
Neuropsychology, Acoustics, E-Health, Open Data
Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott

University College London 
Cognitive Neuroscience & Speech Communication Lab
Jodie Davies Thompson

Jodie Davies-Thompson

Swansea University
Psychology & Face Processing

Uszula Rudzka-Stankiewicz

Fresh HR, Warsaw
Personal development and self-assessment, Teambuilding

Internal Trainers


Winfried Schlee

Trainer & Coordinator
Regensburg University
Neuroscience & Tinnitus Treatments, Statistics

Antonio Lopez-Escamez

Genyo Lab Granada
Genetics, molecular studies, Menières Disease
Marzena Mielczarek

Marzena Mielczarek

Medical University Lodz
Ontology, Electrical Stimulation

Silvano Gallus

Instituto Mario Negri Milano
Etiology, Epidemiology
Debbie Hall

Deborah Hall

University of Nottingham
Tinnitus Subtyping, Clinical Trials

Rilana Cima

Maastricht University
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, National clinical policies

Arnaud Norena

Aix-Marseille Université
Psychoacoustics, Auditory System
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Martin Meyer

Zurich University
Electrophysiology, Neurofeedback