Staff profiles

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  • David Bignell

    Programme Lead Rehabilitation Work

    David is a qualified Rehabilitation Worker and the Programme Lead for the Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment), the BSc (Hons) Specialist Complex Needs Rehabilitation Work top up’ degree and the BSc (Hons) Habilitation Work Working with Children and Young People course. David studied at the Guide...

  • Michelle Brazil

    Senior Lecturer/Placement Coordinator in Rehabilitation Work

    Michelle qualified as a rehabilitation worker (visual impairment) at Birmingham City University in 2012. Becoming a visiting a visiting teacher from 2013, and permanent member of staff in 2019. Since qualifying, Michelle has worked as a qualified rehabilitation worker in local authority and charity settings. This included...

  • Susan Cadby

    Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Work

    Susan is a qualified Rehabilitation Worker. Studying rehabilitation work was a natural progression from her studies in deaf studies and linguistics. Since qualifying Susan has worked in both local authority and charity settings. The role included providing specialist assessments for people with sight loss, hearing loss and...

  • Peter Cooke

    Senior Lecturer/Admissions Tutor

    Peter's  key experience of Rehabilitation Work arose from working in the heart of Birmingham area delivering rehabilitation assessment and training to people newly diagnosed with sight loss. This area of Birmingham was particularly challenging due to high numbers of people of working age whose sight loss was often accompanied...

  • Dr. Christel de Bruijn

    Senior Lecturer and Lead for Research Development

    Dr. Christel de Bruijn studied Speech Technology at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands (the old style ‘doctoraal’, equivalent to a Master's). As part of her studies, she visited the Speech and Hearing Group in the Computer Science Department at the University of Sheffield as a visiting Erasmus research student and...

  • Lesley Ann Docherty

    Senior Lecturer

    Lesley Ann qualified in 2001 from UCE and worked at Selly Oak Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital until joining the University in 2014. She worked in the Stroke Unit and supported patients in the Burns Unit and ITU. Lesley Ann currently holds an honorary contract at a local NHS hospital.

  • Dr Claire Ewen


    Claire is a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) who also holds a PhD in Occupational Health Psychology. She works part time at BCU and part time as a paediatric SLT. Her clinical interests include supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Developmental Language Disorder. (DLD). Her research focuses on the...

  • Carol Glaister

    Lecturer (part-time) in Speech and Language Therapy

    Carol qualified in 1993 from City University, London, and has worked in the NHS ever since, currently part-time as a Macmillan Speech and Language Therapist, working with people with Head and Neck Cancer. She previously worked in Wigan, St Helens and then Camden and Islington in specialist posts in Voice and...

  • Claire Hartley

    Senior Lecturer

    Claire Hartley is a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and Senior Lecturer (in acquired communication difficulties) at Birmingham City University. She is also the Programme Director for the Return to Practice in SLT Programme. Her interests include aphasia, motor speech disorders, simulated practice in SLT, and working with...

  • Hannah Harvey

    Assistant Lecturer/Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

    Hannah is a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant on the Speech and Language Therapy course. She joined Birmingham City University as a PhD student in September 2015 working on the use of diagnostic labels in children’s developmental speech, language and communication needs.

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