I have been a speech and language therapist throughout my career and retired from Manchester Metropolitan University at the end of January 2017. My continuing my research interests include ethical issues in research and practice; student education; SLT history along with PhD supervision. I was awarded emeritus status on retirement, and, for the meticulous, I have chosen to adopt the title 'emeritus' as a better known term, rather than 'emerita', despite gendered differences in terminology.
I am a member of a local NHS Research Ethics Committee. My experience is also utilised through acting as a 'Partner' for the Health and Care Professions Council and working with CORU, the Republic of Ireland health and care regulator.
EdD University of Durham
MSc, University of London
Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
I am a speech and language therapist who has held clinical and academic posts experience in England, Canada and Scotland.
I mentor academic colleagues and those clinical colleagues who aspire to an academic career
I have now retired, but continue to supervise PhD students. Current PhD supervision includes projects on:
An exploration of clinical decision making in speech and language therapy
Clinical decision making for children with ASD who require AAC
Communication training for health care assistants
An investigation into the perceptions of 'outsider' contributions to sustainable services for people with communication disabilities in the majority world
Lived experience of Maltese parents of young children born with biological risks for intellectual disabilities (2013)
Family and professional perspectives on the lived experience of children with learning disabilities and behavioural needs (2014)
Development of a British assessment of inferential comprehension for 7-11 year old typically developing children
Language and working memory profiles in atypical language learners with hearing impairment
The lived experience of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
External examiner for National University of Ireland, BSc and MSc Speech and Language Therapy programmes
PhD external examining:
An exploration of the culture and context for Allied health Professionals working in integrated teams in community settings: s case study approach
2016 Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh
Experiences of Acquiring Hearing Loss: Lessons for Rehabilitation
2013 Exeter (EdD)
Speech and Language Therapists: Learning to be Placement Educators
An investigation of a transdisciplinary model of early language intervention and practice for children with speech, language and communication difficulties in mainstream education
I am currently collecting oral history data from senior members of the speech and language therapy profession, to contribute to the history of the UK profession.
L. Armstrong, J. Stansfield, S. Bloch (2017). Content analysis of the professional journal of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, III: 1966–2015—into the 21st century. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 52(6), pp.681-688.
J. Kiernan, D. Mitchell, J. Stansfield, C. Taylor Mothers' perspectives on the lived experience of children with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.
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.
S. Guthrie, J. Stansfield (2017). Teatime Threats. Choking Incidents at the Evening Meal. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 30(1), pp.47-60.
A. Patterson, K. Hansson, A. Lowit, J. Stansfield, B. Trinite (2015). EU Collaboration in Speech and Language Therapy Education: The NetQues Project. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. 5(1), pp.21-21.
A. Matthews, J. Stansfield (2014). Supporting communication for parents with intellectual impairments: communication facilitation in social work led parenting meetings. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 42(3), pp.244-250.
S. Willis, J. Goldbart, J. Stansfield (2014). The strengths and weaknesses in verbal short-term memory and visual working memory in children with hearing impairment and additional language learning difficulties. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 78(7), pp.1107-1114.
J. Stansfield, A. Matthews (2014). Introducing advanced clinical reasoning to an adult learning disability service. J Intellect Disabil. 18(1), pp.20-34.
R. Samuels, J. Stansfield (2012). The effectiveness of social stories (TM) to develop social interactions with adults with characteristics of autism spectrum disorder. BRITISH JOURNAL OF LEARNING DISABILITIES. 40(4), pp.272-285.
J. Stansfield (2012). Parents with learning disabilities and speech and language therapy. A service evaluation of referrals and episodes of care. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 40(3), pp.169-176.
S. Caton, D. Chadwick, M. Chapman, S. Turnbull, D. Mitchell, et al. (2012). Healthy lifestyles for adults with intellectual disability: knowledge, barriers, and facilitators. J Intellect Dev Disabil. 37(3), pp.248-259.
J. Stansfield, R. Collier, R. King (2012). Adults with intellectual impairment who stammer: a clinical case study. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 40(1), pp.23-30.
V. Pachigar, J. Stansfield, J. Goldbart (2011). Beliefs and attitudes of primary school teachers in mumbai, india towards children who stutter. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 58(3), pp.287-302.
I. Mennen, J. Stansfield (2006). Speech and language therapy service delivery for bilingual children: a survey of three cities in Great Britain. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. 41(6), pp.635-652.
I review papers for leaning disability and speech and language therapy journals
The multi-partner EU project developing benchmark competences for SLT graduates across Europe reported in 2014 and is influencing SLT education (www.netques.eu). Other recent work has focused on the experiences of parents with intellectual impairments and thee ways in which they can be supported to communicate with authority figures.
I have an honorary clinical contract with a local NHS Trust working with people with intellectual impairments.
I have had close links with a local school for shildren with complex physical and medical needs for many years, acting as Governor until 2014. I am currently a trustee of a local not- for profit organisation which runs care homes for elderly people and residents who have dementia
2003 Queens Anniversary Prize Award for Clinical Applications of Speech Science to Speech and Language Therapy. Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, Queen Margaret University College.
2010 Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Registered speech and language therapist: Health and Care Professions Council (and predecessors) No: SL04539
Registered Member; Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (and predecessors). No: 3147