Fiona Watts is a trained Audiologist and Hearing Therapist and has been working as the primary Audiologist at the Spire Bristol Hospital for over 20 years. Fiona began her training as an Audiologist in the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London, qualifying in 1980. She continued her post-graduate education in Houston and Denver (USA).
On returning to the UK Fiona single-handedly instigated and founded a clinic for patients with Learning Disabilites, offering them a unique and comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative service.
Following this, Fiona in conjunction with Mr. Philip Robinson (a leading Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant) established the Adult South West Cochlear implant programme, based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. This is still in existence and has now expanded significantly.
In 1995 Fiona involved herself heavily with the University of Bristol, creating the Hearing Therapy Diploma. Fiona and a colleague together wrote the curriculum and ran the course, which has now developed into a universally recognised BSc in Audiology.