Kate Tucker

Job Title:            Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy
Room No:          D0.07d
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2041 6879
Email Address:  ktucker@cardiffmet.ac.uk



 Kate qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist at the University of Reading in 1996. Her first post was in South Buckinghamshire, working in both paediatric and adult clinical settings. In July 2000, she moved on to the role of Dysphagia Specialist in West Berkshire. From 2003 this was combined with a role as Clinical Tutor at the University of Reading, which included running adult teaching clinics at the University.

In 2001 Kate gained a Research Fellowship with the University of Reading. This led to an M.A. in Clinical Linguistics Research (2003). Her research focussed on verb therapy in aphasia and resulted in a couple of publications (see publications section for details).

Kate moved to Cardiff in 2008 for family reasons. She then worked in Cardiff and Vale UHB Adult SLT team in the Transitional Care Unit, alongside a role as Visiting Lecturer for Cardiff Metropolitan University. She took up a post as Lecturer in Adult Neurology in Cardiff Metropolitan University in January 2012. Since then she has gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, as well as a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and HCPC.

Kate has a special interest in developing employability skills and resilience in Speech and Language Therapy students. She is undertaking a PhD in the development of professional identity in Speech and Language Therapists.


Kate teaches on adult acquired neurological conditions, with a specialism in aphasia.

She is the lead for the Work Based Learning modules in the Advanced Practice Masters.

On the BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy, she teaches on the following modules:

  • SLP5021 Speech and Language Pathology 1
  • SLP5031 Speech and Language Pathology 2
  • SLP5040 Medical Sciences
  • SLP6040 Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • SLP6062 Acquired Disorders
  • SLP6080 Final Year Project


  • Module Leader for SLP6063 Acquired Neurological Disorders  and SLP6040 Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology.
  • SLT link for Inter-professional Education and the Clinical Simulation Suite.
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University SLT link with RCSLT.
  • Currently establishing an HEI-based aphasia clinic, which is closely integrated with the local NHS SLT adult service.
  • British Aphasiology Society committee member

  • RCSLT Clinical Advisor in aphasia


Tucker, K. (2015) Meeting the needs of the evolving workforce. RCSLT Bulletin 785,16-17

Edwards, S. and Tucker, K. (2006) Verb retrieval in fluent aphasia: A clinical study. Aphasiology, 20, 644-675. 

Edwards, S., Tucker, K. and McCann, C. (2004) The contribution of verb retrieval to sentence construction: A clinical study. Brain and Language, 91, 78-79.