Projects per year
I joined Strathclyde in 2005 as a teaching fellow in Speech and Language Therapy with responsibility for the teaching of Clinical Phonetics and Phonology. I currently provide all Phonetics teaching alongside Clinical Linguistics (pragmatics, semantics, grammar, sociolinguistics).
My research interests involve collaborations with QMU and University of Glasgow in the areas of speech production and accent variation and change. In particular I am interested in the fine detailed articulation patterns of speech production in children with Down's syndrome and the application of articulatory techniques such as EPG and Ultrasound for intervention and teaching.
I am also interested in the application of technology and social media for teaching, learning and assessment. Further interests include the use of online techniques for the learning and teaching of phonetics skills, and the importance of public engagement within Speech and Language Therapy.
I am currently the Course Leader for the BSc Speech and Language Pathology programme.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Articulatory Speech Analysis (Electropalatography)
- Speech in Down's syndrome
- Accent variation and change
I am module leader and lecturer for the following:
B6105 Phonetics: Transcription
B6104 Phonetics: Theory
B6106 Specialised Anatomy for Speech and Language Pathology
B6103: Linguistics 1 Pragmatics and Psycholinguistics
B6227: Linguistics 2 Grammar, Semantics and Prosody
B6340: Linguistics 3 Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism and Speech Acoustics
I also provide supervision for 4th year undergraduate dissertations.
My research interests have two separate strands. The first involves the investigation of specific articulation patterns in the discordered speech patterns in children with Down's syndrome. The second is concerned with the accent changes in the Glaswegian accent, and the contribution of media in these changes.
Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)
Higher Education Authority
Master of Philosophy, Trinity College
Master of Arts, University of Glasgow
Doctor of Philosophy, Queen Margaret University
2006 → 2015
Editor, FoNETiks Mailing List1 May 2017 → …
- Clinical Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Articulatory Phonetics, Electropalatography
Evaluating the extent to which the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) impact on future student placement development
24/09/18 → 31/08/19
Project: Non-funded project
Stuart-Smith, J. & Timmins, C.
1/11/11 → 1/11/14
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
The use of electropalatography in the treatment of speech disorders in children with down syndrome: a randomised controlled trialWood, S. E., Timmins, C., Wishart, J., Hardcastle, W. J. & Cleland, J., 24 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. p. 1-29 29 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Is anyone listening? An investigation of student engagement with course-related social media contentClaire Timmins (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference