Dr Cecilia Devers
About Dr Cecilia Devers
Dr Cecilia Devers is a senior lecturer (associate professor) of speech and language sciences at Leeds Beckett University, and is also a fully licensed clinical practitioner through the HCPC (UK), RCSLT (UK), and ASHA (USA). She graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, with a published thesis in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. After practicing clinically for some time, she went on to pursue a doctoral degree from Newcastle University, UK, specialising in aphasiology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuro- and psycholinguistics under the supervision of Professor David Howard and Dr Janet Webster. She also undertook a teaching assistantship for Social Psychology at Newcastle University. Her lecturing role on the speech and language sciences course at Leeds Beckett University includes medical sciences (anatomy and physiology of the head, neck, and trunk), aphasiology, language and cognition, evidence-based research for clinical practice, clinical and professional skills, and research project/dissertation supervision. Further, she maintains an active profile in the research community. Her research interests include aphasiology, cognitive neuroscience, neuro- and psycholinguistics in healthy and disordered language systems, and the representation of language and cognition in the brain, and its clinical implications.
Dr Devers' clinical experience includes working with both developmental and acquired speech and language pathologies. She is an international fully licensed practitioner through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), and is a current member of the Academy of Aphasia and a committee member of the British Aphasiology Society.
- BA (Honors) in Linguistics, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, USA
- BS (Graduate Special) Speech-Language Pathology, University of Nevada, USA
- MS (Honors) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, USA
- PhD in Aphasiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuro- and Psycholinguistics, Newcastle University, UK
- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Academy of Aphasia
- British Aphasiology Society (Committee Member)
Areas of research interest are aphasiology, cognitive neuroscience, neuro- and psycholinguistics in healthy and disordered language systems, and the representation of language and cognition in the brain.and its clinical implications.