Profile – Charly Harris

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Charly Harris


Charly Harris

Job title:

Professional Lead for Adult Speech and Language Therapy & Part-time PhD Student

Place of work / study:

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust & studying at UCL, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Area of Research:

Intergenerational communication between people with dementia and children.

How is your work funded?

Alzheimer’s Society funded studentship

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am at the start of my PhD journey studying part-time while continuing to work as a Speech and Language Therapist for a large NHS community trust. I live in Surrey with my husband and 8 year old son.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I was born the day that Elvis died!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

From early in my career I was frustrated by poorly funded SLT services for people with dementia alongside a lack of recognition about what SLTs can offer, particularly for those in the later stages of the condition. I am keen to develop knowledge about positive benefits that SLTs can have on quality of life for people with dementia throughout the course of the illness.

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