Alexandra Oseghale


Human Communication Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

PhD research student

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Alexandra Oseghale
Human Communication Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 2009 in Greece. I then worked for three years in a private practice gaining therapy-planning and management experience with a range of paediatric disorders. I obtained my MSc in Speech Difficulties from the Human Communication Sciences department at the University of Sheffield. My MSc project investigated the phonological abilities of Greek speaking children with Speech and/or Language difficulties and was supervised by Professor Bill Wells.

I rejoined the HCS department in 2013 as a researcher working under the supervision of Dr. Silke Fricke. The research is a large-scale randomised control trial investigating the benefits of an early oral language intervention. Since November 2014 I commenced my current role of University Teacher in the department and received the Exceptional Contribution Award (ECA).

Research interests
  • Developmental speech and language difficulties.
  • Speech and literacy acquisition in monolingual and multilingual children.
  • Co morbidity of speech and language difficulties with psychiatric symptoms

Previous and current projects

Undergraduate research project

The prevalence and co morbidity of specific learning difficulties and psychiatric symptoms in children (data from the Child Development Centre CDC of G.N.Hospital “George Papanikolaou”Greece).

MSc research project 

The phonological abilities of Greek speaking children with speech and/or Language difficulties.

Current project

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention, a large-scale trial of an evidence-based intervention designed to improve young children’s oral language skills (Funded by The Education Endowment Foundation; Collaborating institutions: UCL, The University of Sheffield, Oxford University, University of York and ICAN)

Professional activities and memberships
  • Departmental champion for the Medicine, Dentistry and Health Research Staff Association (MDHRSA). The association’s main objective is improving ways of career development for early career researchers.
  • Departmental representative on the Early Career Group (ECG) Committee. The committee’s aim is to ensure that all researchers in the Faculty have access to advice and training to develop their career trajectory.
  • Departmental representative on the Excellence Through Inclusion (ETI) Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health.