I originally graduated with a Psychology degree from Stirling University and later went on to complete an MSc in Speech Pathology at Newcastle University.
Following my postgraduate studies, I worked as an NHS speech and language therapist in the north east managing paediatric and adult caseloads.
I then studied for a PhD at the University of Manchester and afterwards worked in the North West as an NHS speech and language therapist working with adults. I still spend half my week working for the NHS and teach at MMU the other half of the week.
I currently teaches on the Psychology and Speech Pathology and Speech Pathology and Therapy degrees. Teaching currently involves aphasia, motor speech disorders and leading the final year research project.
Research interests include aphasia, cognitive neuropsychological models of language processing, the treatment of acquired speech and language disorders.
S. Guthrie, J. Lancaster, J. Stansfield (2017). Consensus-building on developing dysphagia competence: A North West of England perspective. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 52(6), pp.854-869.
J. Lancaster (2015). Dysphagia: its nature, assessment and management. Br J Community Nurs. Suppl Nutrition(Sup6a), pp.S28-S32.