NEWCASTLE University Business School has received funding for a research project that is set to explore speech dysfluency and employment.
Dr Clare Butler, a lecturer at Newcastle University Business School, has received financial backing from the Dominic Barker Trust for her project, which examines stammering and the workplace.
Following the critically acclaimed film ‘The King’s Speech’, stammering - a speech impediment which affects verbal fluency - has been cast into the spotlight and Dr Butler’s research seeks to offer valuable insights into how stammering can affect an individual’s career aspirations, their entrance into the workplace, and their experiences while at work.
In tune with Newcastle University’s newly launched Institute for Social Renewal, specifically the identity, diversity and inclusion theme, the research will also consider the wider impact of speech dysfluency on educational achievement, social exclusion and life chances.
It is hoped that the research, once completed, will be influential to policy makers, educators and business practitioners, who are in a position to make a positive contribution to enable people who stammer to engage with their learning, participate in the workplace and achieve their full potential.
Dr Butler’s research will be running from January – September 2012. If you require further information please contact email@example.com
published on: 24th February 2012