Collaborators and affiliated staff

  • Professor James Law
    University of Newcastle
  • Dr Elaine Lockton
    University of Manchester
    Research project
  • Professor Jonathan Green
    University of Manchester
    Research projects
  • Dr Hazel Roddam, University of Central Lancashire

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Certified Speech and Language Therapist with the Health Professions Council


  • BSc (Honours) Speech Pathology and Therapy
    1981 University of Manchester
  • MSc Human Communication
    1986 Institute of Neurology/University College London
  • PhD 2003 University of Manchester

Research interests

  • Specific language impairments
  • Pragmatic language impairments
  • Assessment of language skills in children
  • Communication skills Asperger Syndrome
  • Social communication impairment in children


Major teaching duties:

BSc Hons Speech and Language Therapy

  • Developmental Language Disorders 1 HCDI 20020
  • Developmental Language Disorders 2 HCDI 40032
  • Research Strand in Professional and Clinical Studies Years 1-3
  • Evidence Based Practice in HCDI 30060
  • Children with Developmental Disabilities HCDI 30450
  • Advanced Studies Option I
  • Advanced Studies Option II (Research Project)
  • Clinical examinations

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