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Ms Fiona Kevan - personal details

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Ms Fiona Kevan

Role: Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 8292




Background in languages, having graduated from Bristol with a literature-based degree in Russian and French. Following several years teaching English as a foreign language in Spain, returned to the UK to undertake postgraduate training in speech and language therapy. Qualified in 1993 from City University and worked in the NHS in Liverpool and London before joining the team in Manchester in 1999. Special interests include: learning disability; autism; non-verbal communication including challenging behaviour. Have always maintained clinical role either on a part time or an honorary basis. The teaching focus of my academic career was recently acknowledged by the award of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, in recognition of leadership and innovation in teaching at both Faculty and School levels.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Health & Care Professions Council
  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • 1986 BA(Hons) Modern Languages (Russian & French), University of Bristol
  • 1993 Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Communication Studies, City University, London
  • 2005 MPhil, University of Manchester


As Programme Director of the BSc Speech and Language Therapy I take a lead in planning, organising and delivering the degree programme, ensuring that the student learning experience is of the highest quality. Taking into account the interests of the muliple stakeholders, I do my best to ensure that person-centred care is at the heart of our curriculum and that we are producing speech and language therapists who are equipped to face the challenges of 21st century healthcare.

As a speech and language therapist myself with over 20 years' clincial experience, I maintain my clinical practice with an honorary contract in Oldham supporting the communication needs of adults with learning disabilities and providing clinical supervision for colleagues.

In my role as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Psychological Sciences (SPS), I have an overview of all of UG education in the School and am eager that we work hard to develop our community of scholarly practice as educators. Our research-informed teaching is consisently rated as outstanding by our students and we are always praised in student evaluations for our enthusiasm and passion. In line with our School Teaching and Learning Strategy, I'm working hard to encourage evaluation of innovative teaching practices to enhance the student learning experience. We're actively investing in such initiatives and look forward to reaping the benefits in UG Education in SPS.


Main Administrative Duties

Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Psychological Studies: Chair of School UG Teaching & Learning Committee; member of Schoool Executive Committee; member of Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee

Programme Director, BSc Speech and Language Therapy: Chair of Student Progress Committee; Member of Programme Committee; Chair/ Member of Exam Board

Course Unit Administration

Course Unit Coordinator: HCDI 40431 Adults with Learning Disabilities


HCDI 10060 Professional & Clinical Studies 1

HCDI 30060 Professional & Clinical Studies 3

HCDI 40431 Adults with Learning Disabilities


HCDI 30400 Clinical Practice and HCDI 40400 Clinical Practice, Clinical Video Exams

HCDI 40431 Adults with Learning Disabilities (assignment)

Internal moderation: HCDI 40090 Professional & Clinical Studies 4 assignment