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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Mrs Billie Lowe, Speech and Language Therapist and current PhD student, drawing on over 25 years’ NHS experience with a wide range of communication disorders in adults and children. Special interests in developmental speech and language difficulties, the links between speech, language and literacy, secondary school age group, word learning, and clinical education.


Diploma in Speech Pathology and Therapy (1981), MSc in Joint Professional Practice: Language and Communication (2012), Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and Registered with the Health And Care Professions Council.


Speech and Language Therapist Lincolnshire Community Health Services 1992 – 2015
Speech and Language Therapist Peterborough Health Authority 1991 – 1992
Speech and Language Therapist Southampton Health Authority 1983 - 1984
Speech and Language Therapist West Cumbria Health Authority 1981 – 1983


Word learning in adolescents

My current research, being undertaken for my doctoral study under the supervision of Professor Victoria Joffe, investigates the effectiveness of a phonological-semantic approach to vocabulary intervention with adolescents who have language difficulties.


Conference Papers and Proceedings (2)

  1. Lowe, H., Joffe, V. and Hasson, N. (2015). Vocabulary Intervention in Adolescents with Language Impairment: Perspectives from Teachers and Speech and Language Therapists. 3rd Annual Doctoral Research Conference 27 April, School of Health Sciences, City University London.
  2. Lowe, H. and Joffe, V. (2012). Vocabulary learning in mainstream secondary school students with speech, language and communication needs. RCSLT Conference 11-12 September, Manchester, England.

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