Helen Cameron, BSc, MSc, SFHEA

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

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 2422
email: h.m.cameron@sheffield.ac.uk


I have been a University Teacher in the Department of Human Communication Sciences since October 2014. I teach a variety of topics including developmental speech, language and communication needs; qualitative research methods and social psychology of communication impairments. I support and assess students on clinical placements and supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I trained as a speech and language therapist in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and have since worked in a variety of settings providing therapy to children and young people. I currently work part-time with the NHS as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

Alongside my teaching and clinical work, I am undertaking a PhD focusing on clinical and everyday interactions in young children with autism using conversation analysis.

Research Interests

  • Applied conversation analysis with interactions involving children with autism and other communication difficulties
  • The role of speech and language therapists in the identification and diagnosis of autism
  • Speech and language therapy training in Higher Education

Publications and Presentations

Cameron, H., Clegg, J., & Wilkinson, R. (2018). Pursuing a response from children with autism in speech and language therapy. Paper presented at International Conference of Conversation Analysis, Loughborough, UK.

Cameron, H., Clegg, J., Rohde, C. et al. (2018). Making Small Talk: Student-led placement design. Bulletin, August, 16-17.

Cameron, H., & Malley, N. (2017). Students Making Small Talk: Student-led clinical learning in Speech and Language Therapy. RAISE conference, Manchester

Cameron, H, & Muskett, T. (2016). Resistance, reluctance, and refusal in paediatric speech and language therapy. Paper presented at Atypical Interaction Conference, Odense, Denmark.

Cameron, H., Clegg, J. & Rohde, C. (2014). Helping parents help parents: Collaborating with parents in establishing a support group for families of young children with SLCN. Poster presentation at Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference, Leeds, UK.

Cameron, H. & Muskett, T. (2014). Recognising Autism Spectrum Disorders in primary care: Perspectives of speech and language therapists. Child Care in Practice, 20 (3), 313-328. doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2014.905453


  • Inside Knowledge Fellowship (2017)
  • Student Engagement Project (with Dr Judy Clegg) (2016)
  • Academic and Learning Services Teaching Grant (with Dr Kate Trott and Dr Jenny Thomson) (2015)
  • Curriculum Development Fund (with Dr Judy Clegg) (2014)