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Dr Susan Richards



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).

Following this, she began a part-time PhD under the supervision of Prof. Usha Goswami, combining her studies with her work as an SLT as well as raising a young family. In  November 2017 Susan completed her PhD entitled "Sensitivity to Rhythm and Developmental Language Disorder in Children". The research, funded by an ESRC studentship, focused on rhythmical processing and entrainment in children with SLI.