Susan has a background as a linguist, studying Modern Languages at Oxford University before deciding to train as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT). After qualifying from Sheffield University in 2002, she worked in the NHS with children with a range of speech and language difficulties.
Susan completed her MEd at Cambridge University in 2010, researching language and musical processing in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Her PhD work focuses on rhythmical processing and entrainment in children with SLI.
As a part-time student, Susan continues to work independently as an SLT, combining her studies with raising her young family. Susan's research is funded by an ESRC studentship.