Sarah Allen, BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, Reg HCPC

Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane
Sheffield
S10 2TS
United Kingdom


Email: sallen8@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

I commenced my PhD in the Department of Human Communication Sciences in October 2016, funded by a Faculty Doctoral Academy Scholarship. My research explores the use of apps and mobile technology by people with aphasia.

I qualified as a speech and language therapist in July 2016, graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) with a first-class honours degree in Psychology and Speech Pathology. I am registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I hold an honorary contract with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where I work part-time with adults with acquired communication disorders. I am a member of the British Aphasiology Society, RCSLT Hub Forum England and RCSLT Computers in Therapy Clinical Excellence Network.

Research interests

  • App and mobile technology use by people with acquired communication disorders
  • High-tech AAC use by people with acquired communication disorders
  • Accessible information for people with aphasia
  • HEI and NHS collaboration on research projects

Current research

My doctoral research explores the use of software applications (apps) and mobile technology by people with aphasia.

Supervisors

Dr. Catherine Tattersall (University of Sheffield)

Dr. Ruth Herbert (University of Sheffield)

Awards received

  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Doctoral Academy Scholarship, University of Sheffield (2016-2019)
  • Psychology and Speech Pathology Course Prize, Manchester Metropolitan University (2016)
  • Mulholland Memorial Prize for Cognitive and Neuropsychology, Manchester Metropolitan University (2014)
  • Janice Epstein Memorial Prize for Applied Social and Developmental Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University (2014)