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I am a Lecturer in Language Disorders in the School of Health Sciences

Research interests

My research interests are in the area of developmental language disorders. Particular areas of interest are:

  • The relationship between pragmatic language impairment/social communication disorder and specific language impairment
  • The contribution of underlying factors such as literacy and memory to the difficulties of children who have developmental language disorders
  • Development of reading comprehension in typically developing children and children who have developmental language disorders.

Member of the  Language Development and Disorders research group in the School of Psychological Sciences.

Member of the Institute of Health Sciences Child Health Research Network


BSc Speech and Language Therapy

  • HCDI 10532 Clinical Research I
  • HCDI 20532 Clinical Research II
  • HCDI 10332 Applied Psychology and Sociology 
  • HCDI40100 Advanced Study Option II

MRes Psychology

  • Teaching on Research Skills module

My collaborations


BSc. Psychology (2005). The University of Manchester

MRes. Psychology (2006). The University of Manchester

PhD. Psychology (2011). The 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 4 - Quality Education


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