It was great to see so many colleagues at Thursday’s EOF project launch and to start the Pathways to Talking journey together. Many of you have already met Julie and here’s a bit more about her background and experience:
I am very excited to be working with colleagues from MMU and across GM, on the Pathways to Talking Project.
I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist at Manchester University and worked first as aSpeech and Language Therapist in Trafford, followed by just over 2 years in Tanzania. I came back to Manchester and worked at Manchester University for 10 years, moving to MMU in 2001. I continued to do some clinical work in University Clinics and in Honorary posts in Central Manchester and Salford. Whilst working in both universities, i have ben heavily involved in student and clinical education and in teaching SLT students. I do research relating to various aspects of communication disability and i am particularly interested in how service users understand communication and communication disability.
Over the last 10 years, I’ve been working in sub-Saharan Africa, helping to support the development of services for people with Communication Disabilities. I’m really looking forward to using what I learn in Africa in the GMPathwaystoTalking Project and taking what I learn in GM to support the work I do in Africa.
To contact Julie, please email the EOF Project team at GMPathwaystoTalking@Salford.gov.uk