Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy
Lynda initially completed her undergraduate degree at Ulster University in speech and language therapy in 2010 before completing a Masters in language and linguistics in 2012 (also at ulster) investigating syntactic impairment in Broca’s aphasia.
Lynda has worked closely with the Stroke Association for both her research and on a voluntary basis. Currently she is preparing to submit her PhD in Linguistics titled ‘Broca’s aphasia: Syntax and Beyond’ under the supervision of Raffaella Folli, Jacopo Romoli and Christina Sevdali. This work extends the scope of inquiry on Broca’s aphasia from the traditional domain of syntax and beyond that in the domain of semantics/pragmatics. This project also adopts a comparative approach to the study of language acquisition and language breakdown in aphasia.
Over the past four years, Lynda has presented her PhD research at national and international conferences and has developed several international collaborations.
Lynda is a member of the Ulster Centre on Multilingualism and acts as a consultant on the ‘Language Made Fun Project’ in collaboration with Barnardo’s NI.
She is currently a teaching fellow in Speech and Language Therapy in the School of Health Sciences.
Lynda's current research interests include the language and processing aspects of Broca’s aphasia, experimental linguistics, the comparison between language acquisition and disorder