SLT Research

Speech & Language Therapy and Audiology Research



Research activity in the Centre for Speech and Language Therapy has two major strands:

Bilingual Speech

Healthy and
Impaired Hearing

In addition, we also carry out research on the development of professional identity in Speech and Language Therapists and on the lived experiences of adults using high​-tech augmentative and alternative communication.

Much of our research involves national and international collaborations, notably with universities in Europe, the US, China and Japan. These have led to high-quality outputs in international journals, and presentations at national and international conferences. Centre staff have held grants from a number of funding bodies, including the EPSRC, the ESRC, the British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust and HEFCW. The Centre boasts state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment, and currently has six PhD students.