Hannah is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, and has been working as part of the lecturing team at Cardiff Met since 2007.
Hannah's first clinical post was in Essex in 2000, working with children and adults with communication and swallowing difficulties. In 2002, Hannah moved back to Cardiff to take the position of Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in a special school for children with severe and specific speech and language difficulties.
When Hannah moved into teaching at Cardiff Met, she undertook her PGC in Teaching in Higher Education and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In addition to this, Hannah was awarded a student-led teaching fellowship for innovative teaching in 2012, following the redesign of her teaching to incorporate authentic clinical methods. In 2015, Hannah was awarded a Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy reflecting continued engagement with learning and teaching.
Currently, Hannah runs a paediatric clinic within the university in association with the local health board, and regularly supervises student placements. She is also Joint Clinical Director, and teaches paediatric speech and language impairments.
Hannah is a member of the professional body, RCSLT and the regulating body, HCPC.
Hannah is a specialist in paediatric speech and language difficulties, including specific language impairment and speech sound disorders.
She teaches on the following modules:
SLP5021 Speech and Language Pathology 1
SLP5031 Speech and Language Pathology 2
SLP5050 Clinical Practice 1
SLP6011 Speech and Language Pathology 3
SLP6040 Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology
SLP6050 Clinical Practice 2
SLP6080 Final Year Project
Hannah's research interests are in speech sound disorders and language impairment. A particular focus is adults with a persisting developmental language impairment, and Hannah is currently undertaking her Masters in Research at Cardiff Met to further investigate this population and to further examine support needs.
Plumpton, H. (2010) Bridging the Gap' between theory and practice- Situative Learning and Experiential Techniques in the Lecture Theatre in Haslett, S.K. (Ed) Linking research and teaching in Wales. Higher Education Academy.
Plumpton, H. & Mayr, R. (2014) Clinical Morphology in Methods in Teaching Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (Whitworth and Knight (eds). Guildford: J&R Press.