Sherryl Wagstaff has been an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon for 20 years. She subspecialised in Neurotology following a year in Cambridge UK. For 10 of these years she was Department head and Clinical Director of the Otolaryngology Unit at Eastern Health.

During this time she also assumed the role of Director of ENT Surgical training in Victoria and has been Medical Director at Epworth Eastern hospital for the past four years.

She completed an MBA at the University of Melbourne and was previously on the Board of the Foundation for Surgery, the philanthropic arm of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

She is a non-executive director of the private audiological company Neurosensory Pty Ltd

She has an honorary research position with the Bionics Institute in hearing regeneration utilising neurotransmitters.