BSc Speech and Language Therapy
MA Contemporary East European Studies
BSc and MSc Psychology
I have worked in a variety of clinical posts in the areas of mental health and communication disorders, in the UK and abroad. I have a special interest in working with multilingual clients, and adapting assessment and intervention to the personal, social and cultural needs of clients and client groups.
I have been engaged in various work-based research and service & resource development projects, and first entered academia in a professional capacity as research associate in clinical linguistics at the University of Sheffield in 2000. I then returned to the NHS for a couple of years to do more clinical work and to lead a Sure Start project, and joined MMU as a lecturer in 2004.
I coordinate 'Foundations of Communication 2' and the Clinical Psychology component of 'Applications of Clinical Theory 3'. I teach Clinical Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and various classes in Applied Psychology. I am the programme liaison and tutor for students with Learning Needs and am a member of the Faculty International Group.
I coordinate an MSc module in 'Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition' and also teach content related to psychosocial difficulties in the second year MSc 'Clinical Theory' module.
My research interests focus on the relationships between language and mental processes, mental health and identity.
M. R. Perkins, S. Dobbinson, J. Boucher, S. Bol, P. Bloom (2006) Lexical Knowledge and Lexical Use in Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Wellbeing and creativity Carolyn Kagan,(Judith Sixsmith, Asiya Siddiquee,
Simone Bol, Rebecca Lawthom, Amanda Kilroy) Paper delivered to HOMINIS, International Conference. Havana, Cuba, October 2005.
I am a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist and a member of the British Psychological Society.