Linguistics at Newcastle

Staff Profile

Dr Nicole Lallini

Lecturer in Speech & Language Pathology

Background

Introduction

Originally, I am from Berlin, Germany, which I I left in the spring of 1994 to move to Fresno, California. There, I joined the undergraduate course in Communicative Science and Disorders at the California State University, Fresno, which I completed in 1997. After earning the undergraduate degree, I gained a master’s in the same field in 1999. I then became a fully licensed speech-language pathologist and worked as part of a rehabilitation team in California for 3 years. In 2008 I completed my PhD at the Speech Department of Newcastle University where I became a lecturer in 2006.

Qualifications

2009: Newcastle Teaching Award (30 credits at Masters Level accredited by the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom)
2008: PhD in Speech and Language Sciences
2000: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language
Pathology (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
California State License as a Speech-Language Pathologist
(Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board)
1999: MA (with distinction) in Communicative Science and Disorders, California State University, Fresno, USA
1997: BA (summa cum laude) in Communicative Science and Disorders, California State University, Fresno, USA

Previous Positions

2003 – 2006: North East Aphasia Centre, University of Newcastle, UK: Clinical Supervisor
University of Newcastle, UK: Visiting Lecturer
1999 – 2002: L. & J. Telesmanic Rehabilitation Systems, Fresno, CA, USA: Speech and Language Pathologist

Memberships

Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Honours and Awards

2009: Faculty Research Fund Award
2004: School Bursary, University of Newcastle
1999: Research Merit Award, California State University, Fresno, USA
1994-1999: Dean’s List, California State University, Fresno, USA
1997: Tuition Award Scholarship, California State University, Fresno, USA
1994-1996: Golden Key National Honor Society, California State University, Fresno, USA; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, California State University, Fresno, USA

Languages

German; English, Italian

Informal Interests

Travel, reading, classical music, ballroom dancing

Publications