Dr Adam Brown

Job: Senior Lecturer, Speech and Language Therapy

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: Hawthorn, The Gateway, Leicester UK

T: +44(0)116 207 8809

E: abrown02@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Personal profile

Adam works in the area of speech and language therapy, specifically in the field of motor speech disorders. His research interests are communication and social capital in Parkinson’s disease: social participation, social activity, social networks and social anxiety. He is also interested in the discourse of speech and language therapy, and teaches motor speech disorders, cognitive psychology, clinical reasoning, acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia, research methods

Areas of teaching

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Acquired dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia, research methods


  • PhD in Motor Speech Disorders
  • MA English Language and Literature
  • BSc Speech and Psychology

Courses taught

  • Psychology for Speech and Language Therapists
  • Medical Sciences for Intervention.

Membership of external committees

  • External examiner University of Ulster 1997-2001
  • External examiner University of Wales 2000-2003
  • External Examiner University College London 2007-2011
  • Member of Committee of Representatives of Speech and Language Therapists in Higher Education (CREST)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Registered member Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Member British Aphasiology Society.

Professional licences and certificates

Registered with Health Professions Council as Speech and Language Therapist.

Conference attendance

  • International Motor Speech Conference, Santa Rosa CA, 2012
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Scientific Conference, London, 2009
  • International Dysarthria Conference, Sheffield UK, 2007.

Consultancy work

Effectiveness of intervention in motor speech disorders for Parkinson’s UK - External advisor on validation of degree programme in speech and language therapy, Attica College, Athens for University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.

Current research students

Karen Hayden, MSc Advanced Speech and Language Therapy, 1st dissertation supervisor.

Internally funded research project information

Linguistic and social aspects of communication in Parkinson’s disease. Internally funded Phd Started Jan 2006. Lead investigator.

Professional esteem indicators

  • International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2011 – present, reviewer
  • Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2011 – present, reviewer.
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