Welcome to my personal website...
I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield in July 2002, looking at deaf children's social-cognitive development.
Lots of colleagues and interested parties often ask me about my research work, to which I thought it would be best to have a website with my recent publications and interests. It is my belief that exposure to conversations are imperative to children's development.
I have also included a page to some of the presentations I have made that people want to read on line about. These are not only my academic studies, they include some past political talks with respect to British Sign Language.
I am now the Deputy Director for Children and Youth at the National Deaf Children's Society (from May 2007) - www.ndcs.org.uk for information
I am a trustee of SIGN, the charity for deaf people with mental health and enjoy this role very much. I have been a trustee of the British Deaf Association and was the secretary of the Deaf Professionals Network some years ago. I am now a foster carer for deaf children on a respite basis. This keeps me busy!
You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries you may have.