Diana is dual trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiological Scientist and joined the Ear Foundation’s education and family team in 2005.Prior to that she worked on the Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme. As education lead one of her primary roles at The Ear Foundation is developing and presenting courses, blended learning packages and resources. Diana’s other key role is co-leading the Ear Foundation’s teens and young leaders programme ,helping develop a holistic curriculum that promotes managing hearing technology, academic and social success. Diana's focus over the last few years has been looking at what skills are needed for children with hearing loss to really thrive socially with a particular interest in encouraging their social thinking and executive function skills. This has included considering how early intervention programmes need to have good foundations in social thinking to support social competence in later years.