I am Associate Professor in the Neuropsychology of Language at the University of Reading, UK. This post allows me to work clinically as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), continue research and teach trainee SLTs and postgraduate students. I work with adults who have acquired language and communication difficulties as a result of neurological damage. For example, individuals with aphasia following a stroke, or with speech and voice difficulties as a result of Parkinson’s Disease. I am interested in all areas of aphasia rehabilitation. I also complete research that looks at how the mind and brain ‘do’ language in healthy adults, with a particular focus on meaning / semantic representation. I completed a doctorate at University College London (UCL), with Professor Gabriella Vigliocco and then post-doctoral research with Professor Karalyn Patterson at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. I completed training to be an SLT at UCL, before starting my post at the University of Reading.