Naomi De Graff, Senior Lecturer

Naomi De Graff

Senior Lecturer

Naomi is a senior lecturer in speech and language therapy.

Naomi is a qualified speech and language therapist who worked clinically in the NHS for 10 years. She specialised in working with people post stroke with communication and swallowing disorders. She was an active clinical educator, regularly supervising students on placement.

Naomi joined the Leeds Beckett University speech and language therapy team in 2008. She is the placement coordinator for the team and works to develop new and innovative placement experiences.

Naomi teaches across a range of modules, including acquired speech and language pathology and a number of clinically focused modules. Naomi particularly enjoys engaging service users and carers in teaching sessions and seeing the students develop their clinical skills.

Current Teaching

Naomi is the placement coordinator for speech and language therapy.

  • Level 4:
    • Clinical and Professional Skills 1
  • Level 5:
    • Clinical and Professional Skills 2
    • Clinical Practice and Research
    • Speech and Language Pathology: Acquired
  • Level 6:
    • Current Issues in SLT
    • Clinical and Professional Practice
    • Evidence for Practice

Research Interests

Naomi has an interest in working with people with post stroke communication disorders (aphasia) and looking at how their stroke has impacted on their lives. She has carried out a study looking at how people with aphasia benefit from engaging in teaching year 1 speech and language therapy students.

Naomi is interested in the therapeutic relationship between service users and students and is currently working towards her Doctorate of Education in this area.

Naomi De Graff, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • De Graff NK (2011) Managing dysphagia.