Teresa is Head of Group for Allied Health, Oral Health and Social Care, she teaches on the Speech and Language Therapy degrees in the school of Health and Social Care. She has a special interest in supporting the development of professional identity in pre-registration healthcare students.
Teresa is qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 1986, and moved to Essex to work as an SLT. She undertook various posts including a senior specialist role in rehabilitation following Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. From 2000 she worked as service manager for SLT in Mid Essex, where she chaired Essex wide SLT and Allied Health groups and introduced Nurse training in the assessment of dysphagia, establishing in-house training from 2000 and liaising with the local Higher Education provider to establish an accredited course for nurse assessors.
Her secondments in NHS Health Management include:
Rehabilitation Co-ordinator - profiling the services available across Health, Social Care and Voluntary sector for people and their families following Stroke
Health Care Commission inspection co-ordinator
Audit and Effectiveness lead, providing a link between clinical services and strategic management to enable teams to effectively audit their services and report findings to the board
Teresa gained her MSc in 1993 from City University. Her research was single case design, considering the effectiveness of targeted sentence processing therapy for a client with aphasia of six years duration.
Teresa joined University of Essex at the start of the MSc Speech and Language Therapy in 2006, having worked closely with the university team during t he validation process through Chairing the clinical Services Advisory Group.
Since joining the University Teresa has completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, leading to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. In 2013 Teresa was appointed Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy through the Universitys CADENZA scheme. Since that time she has been an assessor and panel member, assessing and validating the quality of applicants to the scheme.
Teresa currently teaches adult acquired aspects of students learning; including stroke and aphasia, progressive disease, dysarthria and dysphagia. She endeavours to use a wide range of teaching techniques to enable students with varied learning styles.
Teresa is a current Professional Doctorate Student, working with a group of students to better understand the journey from new student to professional identity as a speech and language therapist.
Senior Fellow HEA 2013
CADENZA assessor 201
Excellence in Teaching Award University of Essex 2010
2015 Winner of the Student Choice Award for going the extra Mile
2008 PG CHEP - University of Essex
1993 MSc Human Communication - City University
1986 BSc (hons) Speech and Language Pathology and Therapeutics - Birmingham Polytechnic
Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Education
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