UCL Ear Institute


Rishi Mandavia

NIHR CLAHRC and BRC Research Fellow

I am an Academic ENT Doctor, currently working as NIHR CLAHRC and BRC Research Fellow at the UCL Ear Institute evidENT team. I hold an MSc in Health Policy, have been a NICE Scholar and have published and presented my health services research widely, receiving international recognition.

My PhD focuses on facilitating the uptake of novel hearing therapeutics in healthcare systems, uniquely combining early health economic modelling and implementation theory. As NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in ENT, I completed a Masters degree in Health Policy, secured a NICE Scholarship and strategically aligned these opportunities to focus on surgical device regulation. My research identified the key features for successful registry development and my recommendations influenced international registry development, gained endorsement from the IDEAL Collaboration and I have since been appointed as a steering committee member of 2 national registry initiatives. Through my work with NICE, Centre for Health Policy (Imperial College London) and evidENT (UCL), I have published extensively on health policy issues, and my research on frugal innovations in telehealth was featured by BBC ‘Click’.

As NICE Specialist Advisor in their Hearing Loss Guidelines, I contributed to guideline development and co-authored their guidelines. I have since been involved as Royal College of Surgeons Associate Surgical Speciality Lead for ENT, NIHR Clinical Research Network Trainee Lead for ENT, and Committee Member of the INTEGRATE ENT Trainee collaborative and SFO UK, where I work to promote ENT research capacity and trainee engagement.