Miss Celia Hulme

Research Assistant

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I am a PhD student based in the Social Research with Deaf People (SORD) group within the division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. 


My Doctoral study is titled 'Improving patient experience, service access and outcomes for Deaf adults who use British Sign Language'. 

This project concerns Deaf adults who are British Sign Language users and NHS Audiology Services.  Its aims are: (i) To ascertain the parameters and characteristics of an effective hearing health service for Deaf sign language users; (ii) To improve access to and usability of high quality ‘hearing’ services for Deaf people who are British Sign Language users.  The study will be firmly positioned within a recognition of Deaf people’s unique ontological positioning as visual peoples and the consequences of this for the contribution of Deaf ways of knowing to service improvement.  Using a realist enquiry approach, the mixed methods study will engage both Deaf BSL users, who for a variety of reasons also use hearing aids, and audiological personnel responsible for effective service provision and engagement.  It will result in a model of service improvement and implementation designed to promote culturally literate audiological service provision with Deaf people. 

Supervisory Team  

Professor Alys Young 

Professor Kevin Munroe 

Dr Katherine Rogers 

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Master in Science, A Phenomenological Study into British Sign Language Users' Experiences of Psychological Therapies, University of Central Lancashire (2015 - 2016)
  • 2014 - PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner , Datrix Training (2014)
  • 2005 - Diploma in Management Studies , Lancaster University (2014)
  • 1996 - Bachelor of Arts, Deaf Studies with Education Studies , University of Central Lancashire (1995 - 1996)

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