Dr Jennifer ReadSenior Lecturer


Exemplary Researcher Award - 2012 RIHSC Annual Conference

Specialist Areas

Adult acquired communication disorders

Research Interests

Recovery from aphasia following stroke
Acquired dyslexias
Foreign Accent Syndrome

Funded research projects

"Adam's Apple"
Wellcome Trust Engaging Science grant awarded in December 2013. The grant will fund a collaborative project with a radio documentary maker and producer to work on a radio drama and stage play, entitled 'Adam's Apple', which will explore the changes to voice and language that transgender people experience.

"Clinical placements in speech and language therapy"
Awarded by RIHSC in 2012. The grant for £1780 funded my data collection and transcription for a qualitative book that will be published by J&R Press in Spring 2014. I also plan to summarise the findings in a journal article that will be submitted for peer review.

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Member of the Health Professions Council

Research Outputs

Authored Books

Read, J. (2014) "A Guide to Clinical Placements in Speech and Language Therapy", J & R Press.
ISBN: 978-1-907826-21-4

Journal Articles

Jose, L., Read, J., & Miller, N. (2015, in press) "Is language a factor in the perception of foreign accent syndrome", Language and Speech

Read, J.L. (2014) "The future of clinical education in speech and language therapy [Editorial]", International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21 (11), 506-507

Jones, I., Marshall, J., Lawthom, R. & Read, J. (2013) "Involving people with communication disability in research in Uganda: A response to the World Report on Disability", International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 (1), 75-78

Read, J.L., Whittaker, R.G., Miller, N., Clark, S., Taylor, R., McFarland, R. and Turnbull, D. (2012). Prevalence and severity of voice and swallowing difficulties in mitochondrial disease. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47 (1), p106-111

Miller, N., Taylor, J., Howe, C., & Read, J. (2011). Living with foreign accent syndrome: Insider perspectives, Aphasiology, 25:9, 1053-1068

Current Teaching Input

Adult acquired pathology
Biological sciences
Adult neurology
Honours project supervision
PhD supervision

Other Responsibilities

Clinic Manager
Jennifer Read

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology


Health Professions Department
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 4614

Email: j.read@mmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @jenreadslt