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Emma Jane Stapleton

Consultant ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon



Special Interests:

  • Otology
  • Ear surgery
  • Cochlear implants
  • Bone conduction and middle ear implants
  • Dizziness and balance
  • Tinnitus
  • Stapes surgery


Emma has been Consultant Otolaryngologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2018, in a full-time clinical role. She is Clinical Lead for the Manchester Cochlear Implant Programme and Undergraduate Lead in ENT.

She is currently President of the North of England Otolaryngology Society, and Past Chair of Women in ENT UK (WENTS). She is Editorial Board member of several academic journals including European Archives of Otolaryngology, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology, and the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, of which she is also a Trustee and Director. She is a Trustee of the TWJ Foundation and of the British Cochlear Implant Group. She is regularly invited to lecture nationally and internationally on her areas of expertise.

Emma is a part-time PhD student at the University of Manchester, investigating the effects of Type 2 Diabetes on audiovestibular function. She supervises research projects for medical students, MSc students, and academic trainees in ENT.

Emma’s recent achievements include being awarded the 2022 Hunter-Doig Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (awarded once every two years for excellence among the female membership); the 2023 Rowena Ryan award for best young consultant led research by ENT UK, and the Gold Award for best research at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 2023 research conference.

Her recent achievements in a supervisory role include the award of the 2023 George Seed Prize to Dr. Sirat Lodhi, the 2022 Charles Diamond Prize to Mr. Zen Hussain, and the 2021 Phillip Stell Prize to Dr. Rohma Abrar. Her supervisees have also won recent awards and prizes from the Association of Otolaryngologists in Training, ENT UK, and the British Society of Otology.

Contact Details:

MRI Audiology Reception – 0161 276 4952 / 0161 276 4613