Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID

Meet our scientists

Find out about some of the dedicated researchers and PhD students we’re currently supporting, and why they’ve chosen to work in hearing and tinnitus research.


Ekaterina Yukhnovich

Ekaterina Yukhnovich is an RNID-funded PhD student in Dr Will Sedley’s laboratory at Newcastle University. In her project, Ekaterina is working to develop an objective test for tinnitus, to help speed up the development of treatments. 

Find out more about Ekaterina and her work.


Dr Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy is one of our Pauline Ashley Fellows, based at the University College London (UCL) Dementia Research Institute. Alongside the Dunhill Medical Trust, we’re funding him to study how hearing and brain function are linked in the context of dementia.

Read more about Chris and his work.


Dr Sally Dawson

Sally Dawson is an RNID-funded researcher at the University College London Ear Institute. We have awarded Sally a number of grants, including an International Project Grant to identify genes involved in the middle ear condition, otosclerosis.

Find out more about Sally’s work.


Professor Karen Steel

Karen Steel is an RNID-funded researcher at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases at King’s College, London. We have awarded Karen a number of grants, including an International Project Grant to study the genetic basis of the variation in human hearing ability using mouse models.

Find out more about Karen’s work.