Prof Iain Bruce

MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair

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Iain has worked as a Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) since 2009, and is the Honorary Professor of Paediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Manchester.

His research interests compliment his clinical sub-specialisations and include: hearing loss, cochlear implants, bone conduction implants, cleft palate (hearing and airway), childhood airway obstruction and Mucopolysaccharidosis.

His international reputation for clinical practice & research is evidenced by regular invited lectures at leading conferences, international committee membership, surgical innovations, NIHR committee roles and being the Editor-in-Chief of a journal.

He is committed to the support and development of the clinical academics of the future, as illustrated by a vibrant post-graduate research programme and the award of 2022 Doctoral Academy Outstanding Supervisor of the Year. 



Memberships of committees and professional bodies

ESPO - Standing Scientific Committee

BCIG, Council Member / Trustee, 2020-

NIHR RfPB - Regional Advisory Committee, 2021 -

NIHR HTA - Hospital Prioritisation Committee, 2022-

BAPO, Council Member 2013-17

Further information

2019-22 Editor-in-Chief, Cochlear Implants International journal 


External positions

Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

1 Feb 2009 → …

Children & Young People Lead, NIHR Manchester BRC (2017-22). Hearing Health theme

Areas of expertise

  • RF Otorhinolaryngology - Hearing loss, Cochlear Implants, Bone Conduction Implants, Mucopolysaccharidosis, Airway Obstruction

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Cochlear implants, Hearing Loss, Mucopolysaccharidosis, Bone conduction implants, Obstructive sleep apnoea, Ear disease

Education / academic qualifications

  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS (ORL-HNS), 2007, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Diploma Laryngology Otology (DLO), The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Manchester (UOM)
  • Bachelor of Science, BSc. (hons) ANATOMY, University of Manchester (UOM)

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