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We think it's important to hear what real people are doing within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. On that basis, we've featured a series of Stories below, to allow you to gather insight into our school.

Throughout the Department, our staff and students are working on a wealth of research projects and applications of Psychology in the real world - and we're excited to share them with you.

Staff stories

Simon Brett is a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with the AnDY Clinic at Reading, who's been with Reading from undergraduate level onwards. Read about Simon's journey from student to staff:

Student Stories:

Jodie Kenvin is a student of Speech and Language Therapy at Reading.  Jodie describes her experience as a student, as well as her time as a teaching assistant for a child with delayed language development. Read her story:

PHD Stories:

While working as a speech and language therapist, Willemijn couldn't ignore the questions that kept popping up in her mind about the underlying impairments she was treating on a day-to-day basis. In order to investigate her questions at a greater depth, she decided to embark on a PhD at Reading. Read her story:


PhD student Suzannah Ravenscroft has just finished a 3 month fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) in Westminster. She tells us about her time there and why she applied for the position:


A finalist for the PhD Researcher of the Year award in 2018, Vincent's interdisciplinary research project examines the effects of bilingualism on brain structure, function and cognition, and spans across psychology and clinical language sciences. Vincent tells us about his time at Reading and why he applied:

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