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What We Do

Teaching and Training


The Manchester Skull Base Unit in collaboration with the FBT Foundation run an annual course in skull base surgery. This is held in the anatomy department at Manchester Medical School and attracts delegates from around the world. If you are a senior trainee or consultant interested in attending then please visit


The Foundation has funded many research projects over the years. We are currently supporting the following projects amongst others:

  • Manchester Neurofibromatosis type 2 research portfolio (please click on the link for further information)

  • Genetics of schwannomas and meningiomas

  • Assessing sigmoid sinus thrombosis following skull base surgery

  • Skull base research support at Salford Royal Hospita

Young Doctor

The Manchester Skull Base Unit offers senior trainees in ENT and Neurosurgery the opportunity to train to a higher level in skull base surgery. These one year fellowships have a national and international reputation for high quality teaching and aim to enable the Fellow to practice independently as a skull base surgeon following completion of the fellowship. The fellows work closely with the senior members of the skull base team to provide the highest levels of clinical care. They also have the opportunity to contribute to the research and teaching activity of the skull base unit.


To express an interest in these fellowships please contact the relevant person below:


Lateral skull base ENT surgery  Professor Simon Lloyd

Lateral skull base neurosurgery  Mr Scott Rutherford

Anterior skull base ENT surgery  Mr Raj Bhalla

Anterior skull base neurosurgery  Mr Omar Pathmanaban

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