Claire Timmins


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

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).

I am 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 use of playful learning techniques.

I am currently the Director of Teaching for the Department of Psychological Sciences and Health.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Articulatory Speech Analysis (Electropalatography)
  • Accent variation and change
  • Playful learning in HE

Teaching Interests

I am module leader and lecturer for the following:

B6118 Clinical Phonetics and Phonology

B6119 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language Pathology 2

B6117: Linguistics 1 Introduction to Language and Communication

B6235: Linguistics 2 Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics

B6340: Linguistics 3 Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism and Speech Acoustics

I also provide supervision for 4th year undergraduate dissertations.

Research Interests

My current research lies in the use of creative and playful learning in Higher Education. I am interested in how we can use technology and gaming to increase student engagement and successfully achieve learning outcomes.

I am also interested in how we can support and develop Programme Leaders in their role at Strathclyde. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)

Award Date: 25 Oct 2018

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Authority

Award Date: 5 Oct 2017

Master of Philosophy, Trinity College

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Doctor of Philosophy, Articulatory characteristics of sibilant production in young people with Down's syndrome, Queen Margaret University


External positions

External Examiner, The University of Reading

1 Oct 2022 → …

Editor, FoNETiks Mailing List

1 May 2017 → …


  • Clinical Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Articulatory Phonetics, Electropalatography


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