In addition to teaching for Canterbury Christ Church University on the PG Speech and Language Therapy programme, I also practice as a Speech and Language Therapist within a secondary academy. This dual role supports my interest in research-led interventions for secondary-aged pupils with speech, language and communication needs. I am a PROMPT trained therapist and I use this technique within my clinical practice. My teaching responsiblities include phonetics, speech and language development and impairment in addition to dysfluency. I have a strong interest in speech sound disorders and evidence-based practice and attend several CEN events for on-going professional development.
I have a long-standing interest in dyslexia and completed a PG Diploma in dyslexia and Literacy several years ago. I have also completed a Masters degree in Language and Communication Impairment in Children with Sheffield University.
Research and knowledge exchange
I have worked with colleagues from a range of SLT providers both the NHS and private practice on several work-based research projects. Previous research projects have included the use of signing to support understanding of emotional vocabulary in young people with ASD and the impact of sleep on word-learning.
Teaching and subject expertise
I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and registered with the Health Care Professions Council. I attend several Clinical Excellence Networks: Working with Secondary-aged Pupils, Speech Disorders, and Language Impairments in Schools.
I have previously written articles published in professional magazines, reviewed books and DVDs and presented a poster at conference.