I joined Strathclyde in 2005 as a teaching fellow in Speech and Language Therapy with responsibility for the teaching of Clinical Phonetics and Phonology. I currently provide all Phonetics teaching alongside Clinical Linguistics (pragmatics, semantics, grammar, sociolinguistics).
My research interests involve collaborations with QMU and University of Glasgow in the areas of speech production and accent variation and change. In particular I am interested in the fine detailed articulation patterns of speech production in children with Down's syndrome and the application of articulatory techniques such as EPG and Ultrasound for intervention and teaching.
I am also interested in the application of technology and social media for teaching, learning and assessment. Further interests include the use of online techniques for the learning and teaching of phonetics skills, and the importance of public engagement within Speech and Language Therapy.
I am currently the Course Leader for the BSc Speech and Language Pathology programme.
I am module leader and lecturer for the following:
B6105 Phonetics: Transcription
B6104 Phonetics: Theory
B6106 Specialised Anatomy for Speech and Language Pathology
B6103: Linguistics 1 Pragmatics and Psycholinguistics
B6227: Linguistics 2 Grammar, Semantics and Prosody
B6340: Linguistics 3 Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism and Speech Acoustics
I also provide supervision for 4th year undergraduate dissertations.
My research interests have two separate strands. The first involves the investigation of specific articulation patterns in the discordered speech patterns in children with Down's syndrome. The second is concerned with the accent changes in the Glaswegian accent, and the contribution of media in these changes.
- Is anyone listening? An investigation of student engagement with course-related social media content
- Current issues in the teaching of clinical phonetics
- International Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics Association Conference
- External Examining
- Clinical Phonetics Teaching Network (External organisation)
- Explorathon 2017
more professional activities
- Fine phonetic variation and sound change: A real-time study of Glaswegian (also Sounds of the City)
- Stuart-Smith, Jane (Principal Investigator) Timmins, Claire (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2011 - 01-Jan-2014
- An online Ultrasound Tongue Imaging resource for Phonetics, Linguistics, and Speech Therapy teaching at Scottish Universities (Seeing Speech)
- Stuart-Smith, Jane (Principal Investigator) Timmins, Claire (Co-investigator) Scobbie, James (Co-investigator) Turk, Alice (Co-investigator) Durham, Mercedes (Co-investigator) Beavan, Dave (Co-investigator) Barras, Will (Co-investigator)
- This online resource is a product of the collaboration between researchers at five Scottish Universities: The University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen. The resource will provide teachers and students of Practical Phonetics with synchronised ultrasound video, audio and 2D/3D diagrams of modelled speech and spontaneous speech (drawn from collected UTI and MRI corpora).
The website can be accessed at: http://www.seeingspeech.arts.gla.ac.uk/uti/
- 01-Jan-2011 - 20-Jan-2013
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