I graduated from Sheffield University with a BMedSci (Hons) degree and the Colin Stork Prize in Speech Science. In 2002 I was awarded a PhD by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. I have since gained a PGCert in Academic Practice with Distinction and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Between 2001 and 2005 I was employed as a Research Associate at Sheffield University working alongside Professor Rosemary Varley and Dr Sandra Whiteside on a programme of research into acquired apraxia of speech, funded by The Health Foundation.
I have worked as a speech and language therapist in the NHS in North Derbyshire and Sheffield providing support to children with speech, language and communication difficulties in mainstream school.
I am Admissions Tutor for the under-graduate and post-graduate (pre-registration) speech and language therapy programmes at MMU and First Year Tutor for the BSc(Hons) Speech Pathology and Therapy and Psychology and Speech Pathology programmes.
I contribute to learning and teaching in the areas of phonetics, phonology, speech impairment in children, and adult acquired dysarthria. I am a Unit Leader for Foundations of Communication 1 in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, and for Language, Communication and Behaviour in the Faculty of Education.
In collaboration with Dr Sue Barry, I deliver CPD courses in phonetics for speech and language therapists.
I am an External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy programme at Birmingham City University.
My research interests include coarticulation, the acoustic analysis of speech, and phonetic transcription.
Windsor F.G., Kelly M.L., Hewlett N. (eds) 2002. "Investigations in Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics". Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. isbn: 978-0-805840-15-5 (0-805840-15-X)
Whiteside, S.P., Robson, H., Windsor, F., Varley, R. 2012. "Stability in voice onset time patterns: a longitudinal case study of acquired apraxia of speech " Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 17-28.
Windsor F. 2011. "The broad or narrow way? " Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, Winter 2011
Cowell P. E., Whiteside S. P, Windsor F., Varley, R. A. 2010. "Plasticity, permanence, and patient performance: study design and data analysis in the cognitive rehabilitation of acquired communication impairments" Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol.4, no.213 issn: 1662-5161 doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00213
Whiteside S.P., Grobler S., Windsor F.G., Varley R. 2010. "An acoustic study of vowels and coarticulation as a function of utterance type: A case of acquired apraxia of speech" Journal of Neurolinguistics, vol.23 no.2, pp.145-161 issn: 0911-6044 doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2009.12.002
Windsor F.G., Hewlett N., Gibbon F. 2006. "Production accuracy and duration of experimental words with iambic stress in typical and impaired speech development" Stem, Spraak-en Taalpathologie, vol.14 no.S, pp.93-93issn: 0924-7025 url: http://slp-nijmegen.nl/smc2006/abstracts.pdf
Varley R., Whiteside S., Windsor F.G., Fisher F. 2006. "Moving Up from the Segment: A Comment on Aichert and Ziegler's Syllable Frequency and Syllable Structure in Apraxia of Speech, Brain and Language, 88, 148-259, 2004" Brain and Language, vol.96 no.2, pp.235-239 issn: 1090-2155 doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2005.04.008
Williamson, N. & Windsor, F. (2012) "A 'job for women'? Perceptions of speech and language", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July
Windsor F.G. 2010. "'Broad' or 'narrow': which type of phonetic transcription do speech and language therapy students use and why?" at: British Association of Clinical Linguistics Symposium. Edinburgh.
Windsor F.G. 2007. "Production characteristics of experimental iambs in children with and without speech impairment" at: Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations. Reading, UK.
Hewlett N., Gibbon F., Windsor F.G. 2006. "Production accuracy and duration of experimental words with iambic stress in typical and impaired speech development" at: 5th International Conference on Speech Motor Control. Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Windsor F.G., Varley R.A., Whiteside S. 2006. "A self-administered software therapy for acquired apraxia of speech" at: 12th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference. Sheffield, UK.
Windsor F.G., Varley R.A., Whiteside S. 2005. "Whole word therapy for acquired apraxia of speech" at: Society for Research in Rehabilitation Summer Meeting. Southampton, UK.
Varley R.A., Windsor F.G., Whiteside S. 2005. "Whole word therapy for apraxia of speech" at: 25th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.
Windsor F.G., Varley R.A., Whiteside S. 2004. "Combining a new approach with innovative delivery: Using computer software to provide word-based therapy for acquired apraxia of speech" at: British Aphasiology Society, Therapy Symposium. Liverpool, UK.
Windsor F.G., Varley R.A., Whiteside S. 2003. "A word-level approach to apraxia of speech" at: British Aphasiology Society, Biennial International Conference. Newcastle, UK.
I am currently Secretary of the Admissions Tutor Forum for pre-registration speech and language therapy programmes in the UK.
I was winner of the poster award at the 2012 Research Institute for Health and Social Change Annual Conference at MMU.
I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and a member of the British Association of Clinical Linguistics.