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Dr Jennifer Whittle

Public and Allied Health

Faculty of Health

I received a First Class BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Sciences from the University of Newcastle in 2006. I undertook my PhD in Psychology at the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit, University of Manchester from 2006-2009, submitting a thesis entitled 'Recovery of language and reading in post-stroke aphasia: A longitudinal study.'

Following my PhD, I returned to the University of Newcastle as a Teaching Fellow, before taking up the role in 2010 of Senior Lecturer and then Programme Lead for the BSc Speech and Language Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2022, I became Head of Allied Health (Associate Head of School) at York St John University. I joined LJMU as a Principal Lecturer in 2023, leading the Paramedic team.


2009, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD
2006, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, BSc (hons) Speech and Language Sciences


2013, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Academic appointments

Head of Allied Health (Associate Head of School), York St John University, 2022 - 2023
Programme Lead/Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2010 - 2022
Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University, 2009 - 2010

Journal article

Read J, Miller N, Kitsou N. 2018. Is there an order of loss of sounds in speakers with Parkinson’s disease? Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 32 :997-1011 DOI Publisher Url

Jose L, Read J, Miller N. 2016. Is Language a Factor in the Perception of Foreign Accent Syndrome? Language and Speech, 59 :219-235 DOI Publisher Url

Wilson L, Read J. 2016. Do particular design features assist people with aphasia to comprehend text? An exploratory study International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 51 :346-354 DOI Publisher Url

Iddon H, Read J, Miller N. 2015. Does voice amplification increase intelligibility in people with Parkinson's disease? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22 :479-486 DOI Publisher Url

Jones I, Marshall J, Lawthom R, Read J. 2013. Involving people with communication disability in research in Uganda: A response to the World Report on Disability International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 :75-78 DOI Publisher Url

Read JL, Whittaker RG, Miller N, Clark S, Taylor R, McFarland R, Turnbull D. 2012. Prevalence and severity of voice and swallowing difficulties in mitochondrial disease International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 47 :106-111 DOI Publisher Url

Miller N, Taylor J, Howe C, Read J. 2011. Living with foreign accent syndrome: Insider perspectives Aphasiology, 25 :1053-1068 DOI Publisher Url

Read J, Welbourne S, Sage K, Ralph ML. 2010. Recovery of Language and Reading in Post-CVA Aphasia: A Longitudinal Study Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6 :158-159 DOI Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Read J. 2014. A Guide to Clinical Placements and Language Therapy 9781907826214