UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


Dr. Manjula Patrick


I have a PhD and post-doctoral experience in Biotechnology. My previous roles have involved management of European Commission projects, running both graduate and post-graduate taught courses and publishing a quarterly scientific journal.

As Co-Director of DCAL's Continuing Professional Development provision (a role shared with Robert Adam), I develop and deliver summer school programmes and lead on developing online short courses on deaf awareness targeted at professionals. Our current offerings include BSL and research skills summer school programmes and self-directed online deaf awareness training.

I also lead on a the delivery of a joint venture with UCL Widening Participation, 'Discover UCL or D/deaf and Hard of hearing students', a residential summer school aimed at year 11 and 12 students… UCL is the only UK university that currently offers such an opportunity to deaf and hard of hearing students.

As professional services lead at DCAL, my responsibilities include managing our professional services team, centre management and working closely with the Centre Director. I also work closely with teams across the Divisional of Psychology and Language Sciences, Faculty of Brain Sciences and the wider UCL.

I have won two Provost's awards, Public Engagement (2014) and Excellence in Fairness, Equality and Diversity (2018).

I very much enjoy the diversity of my role and at DCAL, the challenges and opportunities it brings and working with teams of enthusiastic and supportive people across UCL.

Direct contact: 020 7679 8682 E-mail: Dr. Manjula Patrick