Our Team

Our Team

We are specialist generalist clinicians with a wide range of experience working with children and young people with developmental and acquired speech, language and communication difficulties/disorders. We have experience working with children and young people and adults with speech, language and communication difficulties.

We work collaboratively with the NHS and independent colleagues. We set up the student led independent clinic in September 2017 in order to develop a new model of clinical placements and teaching clinics and to establish research options. In line with the University’s values, we are making an essential contribution to the local and wider community.


Allie Biddle is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Allie Biddle qualified as a  speech and language therapist in 1990 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2001.

Full member of HCPC – SL05868

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC000894

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Milly Heelan qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2015 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2022.

Full member of HCPC – SL32972

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0032864

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Katherine Pritchard is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Katherine Pritchard qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2006 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2014.

Full member of HCPC – SL20324

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0020632

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Afshan O’Sullivan qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2002 with a MSc in Language Pathology from the University of Reading.

Full member of HCPC – SL09362

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0018239

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Joe Spackman qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2012 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2022.

Full member of HCPC – SL30562

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0033703

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Sarah Wagstaff qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2009 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2021.

Full member of HCPC – SL28158

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0026409

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Tom Loucas qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1992 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2005.

Full member of HCPC – SL01574

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0010643

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Carol Fairfield qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1988  and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2001

Full member of HCPC – SL01657

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0008830

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Sara Fincham-Majumdar is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Sara Fincham Mujumdar qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2007 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2013.

Full member of HCPC – SL24467

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0022914

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Emma Pagnamenta is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Emma Pagnamenta qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2006 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2017.

Full member of HCPC – SL21055

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0020847

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Jacenta Murch qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2012 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2023. Jacenta is also a member of ASHA (American) and SAC-OAC (Canadian) organisations.

Full member of HCPC – SL041338

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0046699

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Kate Munro is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Kate Munro qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1981 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2011.

Full member of HCPC – SL17399

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0006095

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Gill Townend

Full member of HCPC – SL03550

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0009416

 

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Liz White “I support both the Paediatric and Adult SLT Clinics as part of my role as Executive Administration Officer to clinics within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences and am an administrator for the Social Communication and Interaction for Pre-school Supports (SCIPS) programme. My role involves liaising with therapists, students and families to manage appointments as well as assisting with associated administrative tasks.”

Paediatric Clinic

  • paediatric-slt@reading.ac.uk

Adult Clinic

  • adult-slt@reading.ac.uk