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Jane Callard

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

01752 636700 Ext:5672


Role Summary

I am a speech and language therapist with a clinical background in paediatric speech, language and communication disorders.  I lead on the bioscience and child development modules and have teaching commitments across other modules on the SLT course and Speech and Language Sciences Degree course.

My particular interest is in developing practice education and I have the role of Practice Placement Development Lead with specific responsibility for building capacity and maintaining and developing the quality of placement provision.   


  • Foundation Course in Solution Focused Therapy (level 6), Plymouth University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, HEA
  • MEd Clinical Education, University of Leeds
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language, Pathology and Therapeutics, City of Birmingham Polytechnic


BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy:

  • Bioscience for SLT (Module Lead)
  • Language through the Lifecourse: with specific focus on speech and language development in childhood. (Module Lead)
  • Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Disorders
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Reflective Practice
  • Practice Educator Training for external placement providers
  • Advanced Evidence Based Practice (dissertations)

BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences:

  • Discourse in Practice
  • Communication at Work.(Module Lead)


Areas of research interest include:

  • The use and effectiveness of feedback on clinical placement
  • The development of practice educator competencies
  • The development of students’ clinical decision making skills
  • The links between clinical and academic pedagogy


Callard, J., (2015). Book Review:   Picture Me: Children's Views of Speech, Language and Communication Needs Edited by Merrick Rosalind, illustration by Stanton Helen.  Guildford: J&R, 2014). International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Vol 50 (5) p720.

Callard, J. & Bray, M., (2003).  A Qualitative Exploration of the Clinical Reasoning Skills used by Experienced Speech and Language Therapists during the Assessment of Preschool Children.   Poster presented at the Vth European CPLOL Congress, Edinburgh, Sept 2003.

Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Certified member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Roles on external bodies

  • Peer reviewer for Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists' national guidelines for practice education.
  • Contributor to the South West Area Partnership for Placements.
  • Contributor to the HEI Placement Lead Group (RCSLT).
  • Chair of Professional Advisors in Clinical Education Group (Marjon and Placement Provider Partners).
  • Contributor to SW Clinical Placement Capacity Network (HEE).

Other Interests

I live on the edge of Dartmoor and close enough to the sea to make the most of regular walking and swimming opportunities. 

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