Jane Stokes

Jane Stokes BA Hons (Cantab), MPhil, MRCSLT, PGCertHE

Jane Stokes

Jane Stokes
BA Hons (Cantab), MPhil, MRCSLT, PGCertHE

Senior Lecturer, Speech and Language Therapy

Jane Stokes is a Senior Lecturer for Speech and Language Therapy in the Department of Family Care & Mental Health at the University of Greenwich.

Jane joined the university in 2006 and leads on two modules for the PGDip Speech and Language Therapy programme, run collaboratively with Canterbury Christ Church University. Since 2015, Jane also leads a newly developed MA Healthcare Practice programme.

Her focus of interest is the developmental language difficulties in children with a special clinical interest in bilingual children, to lecture on communication disorders and safeguarding for a range of different nursing and childhood studies courses, as well as professional development in speech and language therapy, outcome measurement and evidence based practice.

Jane has taken the lead on developing the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), South East regional hub, positioning universities at Medway at the core of the community of practice for speech and language therapists. RCSLT membership activity is since involved in a working group looking at clinical supervision in speech and language therapy.

She has a particular interest in technology enhanced learning and together with colleagues and service users, has developed a range of video resources to support teaching and learning about communication difficulties. 

Jane is a Link tutor and visits students on placement with colleagues who practice locally. She has successfully bid for two projects to support the training of health visitors on adult-child communication, and has taken the lead in establishing and running these projects with colleagues.

Posts held previously:

  • 2000-06, Professional Team Manager, Speech and Language Therapy, Lambeth Primary Care trust
    Community team service for children and young people
  • 1995-2006, Clinical Tutor, Department of Language and Communication Science, City University (part time)
  • 1995-2006, Clinical Manager, speech and Language Therapy, Greenwich Healthcare Trust
    Service for pre-school and community clinics
  • 1993-2006, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Language & Communication Science, City University
  • Senior Lecturer, Speech and Language Therapy, Department of Family Care & Mental Health
  • Course leader on the PGDip Speech and Language Therapy programme
  • Course leader MA Healthcare Practice programme
  • Link tutor
  • Member of RCSLT
  • Member of the Technology Enhanced Learning Programme Board of Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex, 2013-15
  • External Examiner, BSc Hons Human Communication: Speech and Language, De Montfort University, 2010-15

Jane has been involved in action research projects, jointly with colleagues in practice at Guys and St Thomas Trust on social communication difficulties in primary school aged children. Her development in enabling external colleagues in practice to liaise with the university on small scale research projects has resulted in a number of successful audit and research projects being carried out.

She also attends a steering group with Guys and St Thomas Trust on a project about early language intervention in babies, devising innovative placement ideas to extend the traditional models. She is also working with colleagues in Australia and Finland on projects focusing on simulated clients, autism and music, and with colleagues in Kent on video enhanced reflective practice.

Jane is a member of a newly formed research group with university colleagues at Cambridge and Goldsmiths looking at multilingualism, with research published on the subject, titled: Speech and Language Therapy and Professional Identity; Challenging Received Wisdom (2015).

Stokes, J. and McCormick, M. (2015).Speech and Language Therapy and Professional Identity; Challenging Received Wisdom.

J and R Press: Guildford.

Stokes, J. and McCormick, M. (2015). Hiking a Challenging Trail. Bulletin of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy, April 2014.

Stokes, J. and Baerselman, J. (2014). Clinical decision making in situations. Bulletin of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy, July 2014.

Stokes, J. and Cummins, K. (2013). Video use in reflective practice: Experience from educating speech and language therapists. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching [online]. 

Stokes, J. (2012). Development of syntax in children from Bengali speaking families. In: M. Ball, D. Crystal, and P. Fletcher, eds., Assessing Grammar. Clevedon: Multilingual matters. 

Stokes, J. and Conway, J. (2005). Looked after children: Does speech and language therapy really look after them? Bulletin of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy, issue 640, pp. 16-17.

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Stokes, J. (2012). Creating regional hubs. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference.

Stokes, J. (2010). Linguistic ethnography approaches to communication disability in multilingual families. International IALP Congress, 28th August, Athens. 

Stokes, J. and Dr Martin, D. (2010). Language socialisation in multilingual families with children with language disabilities. Sociolinguistics Symposium Southampton, University of Birmingham. 

Stokes, J. and Dr Martin, D. (2009). Researching language socialisation of multilingual language disabilities. International Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrics, Symposium on Multilingual Populations and Communication Disorders, Cyprus. 

Stokes, J. and Dr Martin, D. (2009). Language socialisation in multilingual families with children with language disabilities. British Association of Applied Linguistics. University of Birmingham. 

Stokes, J. (2009). Conversation partners in progress: reports and reflections on the learning experience of students, practitioners and people with aphasia. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Scientific Conference, 17-18 March, London, UK.

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