Catherine Adams

Catherine Adams, BSc, MSc, PhD, CertMRCSLT


Personal profile

Research interests

  • Specific language impairments
  • Pragmatic language impairments
  • Assessment of language skills in children
  • Communication skills Asperger Syndrome
  • Social communication impairment in children


Major teaching duties:

BSc Hons Speech and Language Therapy

  • Developmental Language Disorders 1 HCDI 20020
  • Developmental Language Disorders 2 HCDI 40032
  • Research Strand in Professional and Clinical Studies Years 1-3
  • Evidence Based Practice in HCDI 30060
  • Children with Developmental Disabilities HCDI 30450
  • Advanced Studies Option I
  • Advanced Studies Option II (Research Project)
  • Clinical examinations

My collaborations

  • Professor James Law
    University of Newcastle
  • Dr Elaine Lockton
    University of Manchester
    Research project
  • Professor Jonathan Green
    University of Manchester
    Research projects
  • Dr Hazel Roddam, University of Central Lancashire

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Certified Speech and Language Therapist with the Health Professions Council


  • BSc (Honours) Speech Pathology and Therapy
    1981 University of Manchester
  • MSc Human Communication
    1986 Institute of Neurology/University College London
  • PhD 2003 University of Manchester

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

External positions

Chair, Executive Committee North West Hub, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists


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