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.


Liz White 

“I support both the Paediatric and Adult SLT Clinics as part of my role as Executive Support Administrator to clinics within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. This involves liaising with therapists, students and families to manage appointments as well as assisting with all the associated administrative tasks.”

 

 


Nic Davie

“My role is as administrator for the Social Communication Intervention for Pre-schoolers (SCIP) programme run by Dr Tom Loucas and Sara Fincham Majumdar. Designed for children who have autism or are on the waiting list, SCIP aims to help parents better understand their child’s style of interaction and communication and to become more responsive to their child during play. SCIP has been designed for nursery-age children, from 2 to 5 years old.”

 

 


Allie Biddle is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Allie Biddle

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

 

Carol Fairfield

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

 


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

Sara Fincham Mujumdar

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

 

 


Melissa Loucas

Melissa qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1999 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2005. She works with adults with acquired communication disorders and has been a contributing author to published clinical guidelines for a number of neurological conditions.

Full member of HCPC – SL05916

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0016703

 

 


Tom Loucas

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

 

Helen Marlow is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Helen Marlow

Helen Marlow 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 – SL09437

Practicing Member of RCSLT -RC0009379

 


Kate Munro is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Kate Munro

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

 

 


Afshan O’Sullivan

Afshan 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

 

 


Emma Pagnamenta is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Emma Pagnamenta

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

 


Katherine Pritchard is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Katherine Pritchard

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

 


Theo Read is a qualified speech and language therapist.

Theodora Read

Theodora Read qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1980 and joined the University of Reading Speech and Language Therapy degree programmes in 2013.

Full member of HCPC – SL07339

Practicing Member of RCSLT – RC0004891

Sarah Wagstaff

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

Paediatric Clinic

  • paediatric-slt@reading.ac.uk

Adult Clinic

  • adult-slt@reading.ac.uk