I am a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who has worked in the field of AAC since 2000, both in the UK and Australia. I began my role as a Senior AAC Consultant at Ace Centre in 2012. I have worked in a range of settings including NHS, Special Schools, Charities, Private Practice and Project work but currently work alongside colleagues at Ace Centre to deliver the NHS England Specialist AAC Service in the North West Region. In addition, I co-teach on the Post Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology and AAC which is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University.
I have been involved in many projects throughout my career but of particular note has been those that have focused on the implementation of AT and AAC in educational environments, creating aided language environments, affecting culture change and developing the Pragmatics Profile for AAC. I have a particular interest in supporting the development of local AAC services through mentoring and training.
I am HCPC registered and a member of RCSLT.