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Prof Wendy Best
Department of Developmental Science
2 Wakefield Street
  • Professor of Communication Science and Language Therapy
  • Language & Cognition
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
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Research Themes
Research Summary
Investigation of and therapy for speech and language difficulties in children and adults. Current projects are all intervention studies focusing on the following: word-finding, gesture, auditory comprehension and conversation. A key focus is facilitating links between research and clinical practice in Speech and Language Therapy. Previous research has included work with people with anomia, developmental dyslexia, disorders of short term memory, category specific semantic disorder and with word sound deafness.
Academic Background
1994 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Cognitive Psychology Birkbeck College
1989 MSc Master of Science – Cognitive Neuropsychology Birkbeck College
1985 P.Grad Dip Postgraduate Diploma – Clinical Communication Studies City, University of London
1983 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Psychology University of Leicester
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