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Personal Statement

I joined Strathclyde as a Teaching Associate in 2021 on the BSc Hons Speech and Language Pathology. 

My research interests are in paediatric/adolescent language and communication disorders and their impact on the lives of marginalised and under-represented groups (particularly young people who offend, and children and young people involved with the welfare/justice system/Scottish Children's Hearings system)

I also contributed to efforts to increase the diversity of Speech and Language Therapy as a profession in the UK, both in practice and for students working to join the profession. I am particularly interested in attracting under-represented groups to the profession, particularly males (the current gender mix is ~96% female/4% male) and LGBTQIA+ people. I am currently beginning a project as Student Engagement Officer for the SLT Pride Network examining UK LGBTQIA+ student experiences of their university curriculum and also clinical placement. 

I am currently Module Lead for two of the clinical modules on the BSc course - Clinical and Professional Capabilities (CPC2, CPC3). I also work collaboratively with colleagues to explore new approaches to placement.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 17 Jul 2019

PG Dip Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registration), Queen Margaret University

24 Aug 201030 Aug 2012

Award Date: 30 Aug 2012

Master of Research, The Stalinist Void Term and the Moscow Show Trials 1936-38, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 15 Jan 1999

Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours Russian and Psychology, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 20 Jun 1996

External positions

Specialist CAMHS Speech and Language Therapist, Nhs Greater Glasgow & Clyde

30 Nov 2017 → …


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