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Kirsty Harrison


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Academic Background

Kirsty is an Associate Professor in Speech and Language Therapy, having moved to UEA in January 2020.

She qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2002 after completing the MMedSci at the University of Sheffield. She has worked in numerous clinical settings, spanning acute, neurological rehabilitation and adult community.  In her last clinical post she was the team lead for a busy community neurological SLT service in east London, where she especially enjoyed supporting people with communication and swallowing disorders resulting from progressive neurological disease.  She is the module lead for Motor Speech Disorders and also for the third year Professional Education module.

She has research interests in dysphagia, progressive neurological conditions and clinical practice, especially looking at the gap between student and newly qualified practitioner.


Present: Senior Lecturer, UEA (January, 2020 - present)

Present: Honorary Lecturer, City, University of London (January, 2020 - present)

Senior Lecturer, City, University of London, (August, 2016)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (October, 2015)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2011)

Lecturer, City, University of London (September 2008 - July 2016)

Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust (Adult Community Team Lead) 2005-2008

Developing Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Homerton Foundation Trust Hospital, City and Hackney PCT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Adult Community Neurology), 2004-2005

Speech and Language Therapist, Waltham Forest PCT (Special Schools, Adult Acute Hospital), 2002-2004


Academic Background:

PG Diploma in Academic Practice in Higher Education (Distinction), City, University of London, 2014.

MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies (Distinction), University of Sheffield, 2002.

BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics (2:1), University of York, 1999.

Education/Academic qualification

City University London

Award Date: 1 May 2014

Master in Science, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Sep 2002

Bachelor of Arts, University of York

Award Date: 31 Jul 1999

External positions

Honorary Lecturer, City University London

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