Dr Sara Garib-Penna

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Sara Garib-Penna
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872879

  • Location

    2S2.3.04, Colchester Campus

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Autism and Neurodiversity

Masking and stigma, alexithymia and emotion regulation, double empathy problem, differences in communication styles, monotropism, participatory and inclusive research

Open to supervise

Pedagogy of Phonetics for Speech and Language Therapy

Open to supervise

Impact of speech sound disorders

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Understanding Typical Communication (HS132)

  • Identification of Developmental Communication Abilities and Difficulties (HS231)

  • Enhancing Communication for People with Developmental & Acquired Communication Difficulties (HS331)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 1 (HS831)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 2 (HS832)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 3 (HS833)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 4 (HS834)

Grants and funding


Customised metaverse as virtual space for young autistic adults

University of Essex (QR Impact Fund)

+44 (0) 1206 872879


2S2.3.04, Colchester Campus