Dr Nicole Whitworth - Senior Lecturer
Nicole joined the Speech and Language Therapy Group at Leeds Met in October 2002. She has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Leeds and is a qualified Modern Pilates teacher. Nicole has taught Linguistics and Phonetics at a variety of local universities, including York, Sheffield, and the University of Leeds. Nicole has also worked as a freelance translator and as a Kindergarten teacher. When she is not working, Nicole enjoys walking her three dogs. One day she hopes to breed long-coat chihuahuas.
Nicole's specialist areas are clinical phonetics and phonology, the phonetics of voice, the anatomy and physiology of speaking and hearing, as well as bilingual and monolingual language acquisition. She is currently researching babbling in infants with Down Syndrome, the efficacy of delivering online voice care information to lecturerers in HE (TQEF funded project), and SLT students' perception of IPA sounds.
Nicole offers workshops and pilates sessions which are taylored to help people develop public speaking skills. To find out more about the Empower Your Voice Workshops and pilates sessions, please download the PDF file from the right-hand menu. To discuss your requirements please email Nicole, using the link below.
Nicole teaches on several modules on the BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences: Clinical Practical Phonetics, Anatomy & Physiology for SLT, Phonetics & Phonology for SLT 1, Phonetics & Phonology for SLT 2, and Clinical Analysis of Language and Behaviour.