School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Helen Nazlie

Clinical Co-ordinator


I am a lecturer and Speech and Language Therapist, with experience of working with adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders and of working in partnership with relatives, carers and other professionals.
I commenced the BSc Speech and Language Sciences degree programme at Newcastle University in 1997, graduating and qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2001. I chose to specialise in adult acquired disorders and worked within an NHS Hospital Trust for six years, planning and delivering assessment and treatment to clients with a range of acquired communication and swallowing disorders within inpatient and community settings.
In 2005, alongside my NHS role, I worked for a day a week for The North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA), a charity for clients living with aphasia and their relatives. I assumed the role of NETA Support Centre Co-ordinator, where I was involved in the launch and overall organisation of the Support Centre.
I joined Newcastle University in September 2007.
Roles and Responsibilities
Clinical Co-ordinator for the BSc and MSc pre-registration speech and language therapy programmes.The role involves organising speech and language therapy clinical placements for students in partnership with organisations (NHS and non-NHS) in the North-East of England, clinical teaching and training and support for clinical educators.
Co-Director of the Tavistock Aphasia Centre (North East); an on-campus speech and language therapy clinic which offers intensive intervention to adults with aphasia. I oversee the organisation of the clinic, support and training for staff working in the Centre and am responsible for developing and maximising opportunities for student learning within the Centre.
I also work clinically in the Centre, in the planning and delivering group treatment sessions and as a clinical educator, supervising students in the planning and delivery of intervention to clients.

            Clinical Co-ordination Committee - Secretary 
            National HEI Placement Leads Committee - Secretary


            Registered Member of the Health & Care Professions Council

            Registered Member Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


Undergraduate Teaching

Clinical & Professional Education I

Clinical & Professional Education II

Clinical & Professional Education III

Clinical & Professional Education IV


Clinical Supervision

Postgraduate Teaching

MSc Clinical & Professional Education I

MSc Clinical & Professional Education II


Clinical Supervision

Clinical Teaching

Specific interests within clinical teaching and development include support for reflective learning and practice through technology use, the design and implementation of innovative approaches to practice placement learning, in collaboration with placement providers, and inter-professional learning.

Current teaching development project: 'Promoting self-reflection and clinical skill development through behaviour change techniques and Video Enhanced Observation'