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 the 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
for the ESIT students and supervisors. 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

Dawn has a BA(Hons) in German & Russian from the University
of Nottingham, a BSc(Hons) in Quantity Surveying & Construction
Commercial Management from Nottingham Trent University and a
MA(Res) in Russian Studies from the University of Nottingham.
She has worked as an administrator in GP practice and at the University
of Nottingham in stroke and children's brain tumour research before
joining the ESIT program in 2017 to support the training curriculum.
She enjoys roleplaying, boardgaming as well as volunteering at a local
air museum. She speaks German, Russian, French and has basic skills
in Spanish, Dutch, Slovene and Polish. She also enjoys photography and
is interested in technology, aircraft, the natural world and astronomy.


 External Trainers


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Patrick Neff

Regensburg 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
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Rosemarie Hermann

Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFor)
Grant Application Expert
David Stockdale

David Stockdale

British Tinnitus Associtation
Chief Executive
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Nic Wray

British Tinnitus Association
Communications Manager
Kathryn Fackrell

Kathryn Fackrell

NIHR Nottingham
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Hyperacusis)
Hazel Goedhart

Hazel Goedhart

Tinnitus Hub
Director, Chief Strategist
Alain Londero

Alain Londero

Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou
MD, ENT specialist























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