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Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Human Communication Sciences

Research Expertise:

  • Models of speech encoding
  • Acquired apraxia of speech
  • Role of genetics and effects of hormones on speech


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I obtained my BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Language Pathology from Essex University in 1986. I then completed an MSc in Computation at UMIST in 1987, before undertaking a PhD at the University of Leeds in 1988. During my PhD I undertook some part-time teaching at the University of Salford.

My PhD was completed shortly before my appointment to Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 1992. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001, and to Reader in 2004.