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Prof Wendy Best

Prof Wendy Best

Professor of Communication Science and Language Therapy

Language & Cognition

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2001

Research summary

Investigation of and therapy for speech and language difficulties in children and adults. Current projects are all intervention studies focusing on the following: word-finding, gesture, auditory comprehension and conversation. A key focus is facilitating links between research and clinical practice in Speech and Language Therapy. Previous research has included work with people with anomia, developmental dyslexia, disorders of short term memory, category specific semantic disorder and with word sound deafness.

Education

Birkbeck College
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1994
Birkbeck College
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1989
City, University of London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Diploma | 1985
University of Leicester
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1983
Publications