Meet the GMCA EOF Project Team: Julie Marshall PHD

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:

Julie Marshall is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Communication Disability and Development at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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

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