I am a HCPC and RCSLT registered speech and language therapist with an MSc in Speech Sciences from University College London (2003).
I worked for 10 years as a NHS speech in language therapist, specialising in adult neurology across hospital and community settings until the start of her PhD research. From 2008 I worked across research and the NHS and was a founding member of the University College London (UCL) Better Conversations with Aphasia (BCA) team. My initial role was to deliver the BCA therapy as part of the pilot study, which resulted in my first research publication (Beckley et al 2013- see publications page) unpicking how therapy helped a person with aphasia improve their everyday conversations.
I am currently completing a PhD at UCL sponsored by the UK Stroke Association, alongside my independent practice.
For more information about my Stroke Association PhD research click here.
My aim is to make a difference to people’s everyday lives where aphasia is a part of it.
I aim to work in partnership with you, guided by what you want to achieve.
My role is to facilitate your journey towards living well with aphasia, rather than dictate what you should or should not be doing. It’s your life and I want to help you live it to the max!