Helen Cameron


Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School

University Teacher

+44 114 222 2422

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Helen Cameron
Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS

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

Journal articles

  • 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)