One of our Old girls joined an illustrious set of alumnae after being shortlisted for the GDST Alumna of the Year Award.

Sue is one of seven impressive GDST Alumnae who have been shortlisted for the award based on the following criteria:

Championing a charitable cause
Achieving outstanding academic or professional success
Driving environmental or social change
Being a pioneer or achieving success in a challenging field
Being an inspiration to women or young people

One of our Old girls joined an illustrious set of alumnae after being shortlisted for the GDST Alumna of the Year Award.

Sue is one of seven impressive GDST Alumnae who have been shortlisted for the award based on the following criteria:

  • Championing a charitable cause
  • Achieving outstanding academic or professional success
  • Driving environmental or social change
  • Being a pioneer or achieving success in a challenging field
  • Being an inspiration to women or young people

Sue scores highly on all counts.

Sue Archbold is Chief Executive of the charity The Ear Foundation. Sue qualified as a teacher of the deaf, realising the huge educational challenges for these children. Cochlear implants were suggested for children she worked with, but were unavailable in the UK. In the face of huge opposition, The Ear Foundation was set up to fund the first cochlear implants in the UK. Sue left teaching to establish protocols and coordinate the ground-breaking work of the multi-professional organisation. The Ear Foundation’s success led to the NHS-funded world leading Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme, managed by Sue, and the routine provision of cochlear implantation for deaf children, with unimaginable benefits.

Sue was President of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, is advisor to the National Deaf Children’s Society and sits on Specialised Ear Surgeries Group and Editorial boards of Deafness and Education International and Cochlear Implants International.

The Ear Foundation was founded through her energy and resilience in the face of many challenges and she has developed a worldwide network for profoundly deaf children using today’s technologies. Sue believes passionately in making better use of new hearing technologies and champions the cause of children and all people with hearing loss.