UCL Ear Institute


Rishi Mandavia, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and NICE Scholar

I am a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in ENT with an interest in Health Policy research focusing on age-related hearing loss in United Kingdom. I am also currently working as a NICE Clinical Specialist Advisor in both their Guidelines and Quality development programs. 

As a NICE Scholar, I have gained experience about the workings of NICE. My Scholarship has involved informing the development of a national registry of auditory implants, gaining input from national professional stakeholders and patients. 

In my role as an Academic Clinical Fellow in ENT, I am carrying out a part-time Masters degree in Health Policy whilst training as an ENT Surgeon. My current research is working towards a PhD grant application on the development of integrated patient pathways for patients with adult-onset hearing loss. 

I have a strong interest in clinical training, having obtained grants and teaching awards to support and organise teaching activities. Through my committee roles in the ENT UK SFO Committee and the Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section, I help raise the awareness of ENT Surgery as a career amongst medical students and Foundation Doctors.