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- Principal Teaching Fellow
- Language & Communication
- Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
I qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1983. I held clinical posts in the NHS for 17 years, specialising in acquired adult neurology. I joined UCL in 2000 when I was awarded the Tavistock Research Fellowship to complete my PhD. My current role is Director of Studies in Speech and Language Therapy, with overall responsibility for pre-registration education for speech and language therapy programmes.
1) Non verbal communication in aphasia: This research investigates the use of non-verbal
communication strategies by people with limited speech or writing following post-stroke aphasia. The research tests theories about the relationship between language
and thinking. Its clinical
relevance lies in the potential for developing
clinical assessment and intervention tools for use in speech and language
therapy practice. This work was originally supported by a Research Fellowship from The Tavistock
Trust for Aphasia. It continues via an international
collaboration with the Laboratoire Structures Formelles de
Langage, Universite Paris 8 and professional doctorate projects.
2) Information access in aphasia: This research investigates the provision and accessibility of
information for people with aphasia, thus addressing national priorities for patient
inclusion and participation. It is carried out in collaboration with leading clinical service providers.
3) Evaluation of third-sector support for people with aphasia: in collaboration with TALK, a charity providing community-based volunteer-led support.
I currently hold the role of Director of Studies in Speech and Language Therapy, with overall responsibililty for the following programmes: BSc Speech Sciences; MSc Speech and Language Sciences. I also contribute to the MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication and the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Communication Science.
Previous teaching roles include:Clinical Education Lead for UCL Speech and Language Therapy, with responsibility for practice-based learning; Head of BSc Speech Sciences Year 4; Professional Studies co-ordinator for Year 4 BSc Speech Sciences and Year 2 MSc Speech and Language Sciences.
|01-SEP-2010||Senior Teaching Fellow||Language and Communication||UCL, United Kingdom|
|31-AUG-2003 – 31-JUL-2010||Lecturer||Language and Communication RD (ex HCS)||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-2000 – 31-AUG-2003||Research Fellow||Human Communication Science||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2005||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University College London|
|1989||MSc||Master of Science||Birkbeck College|
|1983||P.Grad Dip||Postgraduate Diploma||City University|
|1980||BA||Bachelor of Arts||University of Bath|