Associate Professor/Head of Department for Speech and Language Therapy
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Helen is a Speech and Language Therapist with a track record of teaching, clinical practice and research in human communication. Her current role includes leading and coordinating the work of the Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) Department. This involves the day to day management of department colleagues and the oversight of recruitment, course development and resources including a new campus based clinical facility.
As well as her management role Helen teaches BSc speech and language therapy students about disorders of fluency and ethics in health research and clinical practice and is a dissertation tutor. She has more than 16 years’ experience of teaching but prior to joining BCU in 2003, Helen practised as a Senior Speech and Language Therapist, specialising in working with people who stammer and this remains her clinical area of interest.
Whilst working full-time at BCU she completed her PhD as a part time student at the University of Sheffield in 2017, which focused on the educational experiences and outcomes of young people who stammer using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Helen continues to develop her research activity and is involved with a number of projects, including the supervision of two PhD research studies.