About Tracey Day
Tracey Day is a Speech & Language Therapist, specialising in paediatric clinical work. Tracey feels privileged to be in a position to inspire future generations of therapists, in her work as a Senior Lecturer within the Speech Sciences team.
Tracey is herself a graduate of Leeds Beckett (Leeds Metropolitan University at the time) and before returning to Leeds to contribute to the clinical education of speech and language therapy students, she worked in the NHS for many years. Tracey joined the team in 2006 and has contributed significantly to the development and growth of the course since this time. Tracey's commitment to students, their professional development and to teaching and learning has been recognised with many short-listed nominations and awards within the University.
Tracey has enjoyed using her academic and clinical expertise to undertake project work and sit on Boards and Review Panels with the professional body for speech & language therapists (RCSLT) and also as an external examiner for speech and language therapy courses at other institutions.
Since 2016, Tracey has worked part time in her role in the University, making up the rest of her working week in clinical practice. With a SLT friend and colleague, Tracey set up and now co-directs DayBrookes SLT. Tracey loves being able to integrate her clinical work into teaching contexts.
Tracey enjoys teaching across all levels of the course, in the fortunate position to use both her professional interests and clinical expertise for the purposes of teaching and learning. Tracey teaches modules including speech & language pathology, clinical and professional skills and practice and current issues in speech and language therapy.
Tracey also enjoys small group (seminar) teaching methods and individual supervision and support for students in all levels.
Tracey's research interests fall into two key areas;
- early speech and language development and disorders, including identification and the possibilities for preventative intervention
- professional development, professional behaviour and professionalism
Tracey's MSc research focused on the latter, whilst her clinical practice supports an ongoing quest to improve our understanding of optimal management for our very youngest children.