Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of representatives from each of our stakeholder groups including the research community, public and policy bodies, early years education and family-oriented charitable sector organisations. Together, they advise LuCiD on the current research and policy landscape; make suggestions and review new research areas for the Centre; and advise on the relevance of our outreach plans.

Advisory Board Membership

  • Jean Gross (Chair) - Independent consultant, Associate Fellow University of Warwick, Associate Early Intervention Foundation
  • Nikki Botting - Professor of Developmental Disorders, City University
  • Victoria Grant - Family Programme Co-ordinator, The Manchester Museum
  • Megan Dixon - Director of Research for Holy Catholic Family Multi-Academy Trust and CPD Lead for Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub
  • Tracy Jackson - Head of School Programmes, National Literacy Trust
  • Joe Mcculloch - Executive Producer, BBC Tiny Happy People
  • Cathy Hamer - Early Years Education Consultant and NW SEND Regional Network Co-ordinator
  • Louisa Reeves - Speech and Language UK
  • Wendy Lee - Speech and Language Consultant
  • Amit Kulkarni - Head of Research & Outcomes, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Theresa Redmond - Speech and Language Consultant
  • Rebecca Shirt - Early Years Lead for SLCN, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kathryn Morris - Better Start Early Years Co-ordinator, Blackpool Council

Former Members

  • Annette Algie
  • Michelle Battlemuch
  • Hannah Chalk
  • Guy Deutscher 
  • Fiona Evans
  • Colette Gollcher 
  • Cerys Griffiths
  • Karen Jarmany
  • Andrea Johns
  • Simone Lewenden 
  • Lisa Morgan
  • Lesley Munro 
  • Menaka Munro 
  • Emma Pagnamenta 
  • Linda Shaw