Clinical Lecturer with specific responsibility for adult acquired neurological disabilities modules within the BSc Speech and Language Therapy
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
External Examiner: MRes Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders UCL
I am from Dublin, where I studied Linguistics and Philosophy at University College Dublin, and Linguistics at Trinity College Dublin. I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at City University London in 1993 and had clinical jobs in Liverpool, London and Shropshire. I specialised in adult acquired neurological disorders (aphasia, dysphagia, dysarthria) as Specialist SLT in Neurosciences at King's College Hospital, where I also spent a brief stint as the Co-ordinator of the King's MND Care and Research Centre. My last clinical post was as lead SLT with the Shropshire Enablement Team (multi-disciplinary community neuro-rehabilitaiton team) after which I undertook a PhD at the University of Manchester. I became a full time Clinical Lecturer in November 2008.