UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


About Us


The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL runs a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, summer courses, study days and national and international conferences, known as CPD'@'PaLS.

They aim to disseminate information and encourage closer links between professionals in higher education and health, education and social services.

Our comprehensive programme runs during the academic year and summer term.

Each research department within the division offers a variety of courses specific to their area of expertise:

CPD'@'CLaSS - Communication, Language and Speech Sciences (Contact us at pals-cpd@ucl.ac.uk)

CPD'@'DCAL - Deafness Cognition and Language (Contact Manjula Patrick)

CPD'@'CEHP - Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology (Contact Rachel Newman)


CPD'@'CLaSS (Communication, Language and Speech Sciences) runs events targeted at professionals from all over the UK and Europe who are working in the area of communication difficulties and speech sciences. 

The topics covered relate to both adults and children who have speech and language difficulties, and reflect the wide range of research interests of the division's staff, including adult and paediatric dysphagia, dyspraxia, behavioural issues, supervision, counselling, language disorders and British Sign Language.

A variety of teaching methods are used on the courses including lectures, workshops, seminars, discussions and role-plays.

Courses can also be designed and tailor made specifically to meet the needs of an organisation.

The course participants, predominantly speech and language therapists, teachers and psychologists, seek either to acquire specific skills or to update their knowledge.

The Team

Cristina Gardini, MA, DMS, SHR / CPD Team Manager
Molly Bennett, Divisional Staffing Officer and CPD Administrator
Sonia Theodoric, Divisional Staffing Officer and CPD Administrator


Dr Geoff LindseyApril Winstock
Pam WilliamsDr Joanna Przedlacka
Gill SternJosette Lesser
Maggie JohnsonAlison Wintgens
Emma MottramJudi Thornton
Martina RyanJulia Hopkins
Dr. Dimitrios TsivrikosLaura Zaikauskaite