I am a qualified speech and language therapist who previously worked in hospital in a neuro-rehabilitation unit for people with stroke or other brain injuries. I also worked in the community visiting adults with neuro-degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and Motor Neuron Disease at their home. I’ve worked on projects supporting communication for adults with learning and physical difficulties and volunteered as an advocate for a young person with learning difficulties during a tricky transition.
I first studied linguistics and literature at university. After graduating I took the opportunity to do a round the world trip. I met some amazing characters, swam with seals in New Zealand, starred as an extra in a Bollywood film, dressed up as a Geisha in Japan and made new friends over a shared lunch of crickets and rice in Cambodia! I love the job I do for the Ace Centre. I’ve been able to use the skills I’ve gained identifying and establishing alternative ways for people with aphasia or other communication difficulties to communicate and apply it to my amazing role here.