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Research Fellow (Clinician)

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School / Service
School of Health Sciences
Language and Communication Science
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
36613 to 36613


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Division of Language and Communication Science is the largest provider of speech and language therapy (SLT) higher education in the UK. Our staff team includes experts in most domains of speech and language therapy, together with leaders from aligned academic subjects, such as phonetics, linguistics, psychology and audiology.

The Division runs two courses that qualify students to register as speech and language practitioners. We also run a 3 year non-clinical BSc in Speech and Language Science, and two post registration MSc courses. We have a thriving PhD programme, with over 20 students currently registered.

The Language and Communication Science Research Centre conducts world-leading research across a number of specialist areas. These include developmental and acquired language impairment, deafness, sign language and gesture, speech phonology and linguistics, social disadvantage and quality of life. This post has arisen from the Centre’s world leading research into aphasia.


This part-time post (0.2 FTE, one day a week) will support the City Aphasia Clinic, which provides technology-enhanced aphasia therapies. Working under the Clinic Director, the role holder will administer programmes of therapy to people with aphasia, and supervise SLT students placed in the clinic. The role holder will liaise with City aphasia researchers and may help to supervise student projects. The role holder will be based in the Roberta Williams Centre, our purpose-built departmental clinic, and will work with a newly qualified SLT intern. If relevant there will be the opportunity to undertake an MSc project linked to the work of the clinic.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be an HCPC registered speech and language therapist with extensive experience in aphasia and in student supervision and will be technologically adept with an interest in applying technology in SLT practice.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 01 April 2018 or earlier by negotiation.

Closing date: 23:59 on 19 February 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 05 March 2018

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity
Academic excellence for business and the professions

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