School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Helen Nazlie

Director of Clinical Education


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 qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from Newcastle University in 2001. I worked for an NHS Hospital Trust for six years, working with 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), as NETA Support Centre Co-ordinator.
I joined the Speech and Language Sciences section at Newcastle University in September 2007.
Roles and Responsibilities
Director of Clinical Education 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 practice educators.
I work clinically within the Tavistock Aphasia Centre at the university.  



            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 within campus clinic

Postgraduate Teaching

MSc Clinical & Professional Education I

MSc Clinical & Professional Education II


Clinical Supervision within campus clinic

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'