Associate Professor/Head of Department
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Helen is Head of Department for Speech and Language Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies in Visual Impairment and is responsible for overseeing the department’s programme development, research profile and enterprise activity.
Helen qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1984 at Leicester Polytechnic. She initially worked with a mixed caseload of adults and children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties within the NHS. Since being a student at the Michael Palin Centre for stammering children she has developed specialist knowledge and skills in this field and held a dedicated post in disorders of fluency in Gloucester until 2003.
Helen joined the Department of Speech and Language Therapy at Birmingham City University in 2003 where she is currently Associate Professor and Head of Department. Helen undertook a Masters in Education at Birmingham City University and is now completing her PhD (part-time) at the University of Sheffield, concerning the educational experiences of young people who stammer.