School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Linda Jose

Lecturer in Speech & Lang. Scie.


I am a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, completing my degree here at  Newcastle University in 2008. Since that time and until 2013 I worked as a generalist and specialist therapist in the NHS. My area of specialism was in primary and secondary school age pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

My work involved working as part of a multi-disciplinary accessing children with possible ASD or complex communication disorders. It also involved  collaboration with parents, carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in developing appropriate packages of care for individuals with speech, language and communication needs. A large part of my role involved developing and delivering training packages to parents and professionals. This sparked an interest in teaching which motivates me within my current position.

I left the NHS to join the team in Speech and Language  Sciences in 2013 on a temporary basis to cover Dr Cristina McKean's teaching and I have never left.

Roles & Responsibilities 

I am a practise educator in our in house campus Paediatric Speech and Language Clinic.

I am a module leader and lecturer on several undergraduate and postgraduate SLS modules. 

I am also a personal tutor for Msc1 students.


Bsc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences Newcastle University (First Class Honours)


Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)

 Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health  (ACAMH)

Other Interests

When I left the NHS in 2013 I also opened up my own local business 'Northern Kings Gym' a thai boxing school with my husband. My passion for teaching/coaching others really started long ago as I taught thai boxing here at the university for many years, from my student days until I had my daughter in 2016. Northern Kings Gym still delivers coaching to Newcastle University's Thai boxing and Kickboxing societies.  I am also a qualified personal trainer and nutrition coach. Whilst I do not take as much of an active role in the business as I used to, I still enjoy teaching a few classes a week and keeping active myself. I often spend weekends judging thai boxing shows. I also have a passion for olympic weight lifting and yoga. When I am not engaged in any of these activities I will be with my two children usually exploring the great outdoors and the many wonderful places the North East has to offer. 



Just as a career in Speech and Language Therapy is extremely rewarding. I  find teaching others incredibly rewarding. I am passionate about developing the next generation of SLT's to be independent, critical thinkers, using evidence based and innovative teaching methods. 

I have a keen interest in Technology Enhanced Learning. I am module leader for the  Bsc and Msc Speech and Language Pathology: Sensory module which was the first blended learning module in SLS.  I am proud it has been used as an example of good practise, by the Learning and Teaching Development Service in their past training courses and currently within the school.

Newcastle University Student Union The Education Awards nominations:
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HASS Faculty (2019)
Oustanding Contribution to Teaching - HASS Faculty (2017) 

Taught Modules 19/20-21

SPE8154 MSc Child Development (Child Development and Speech Language Acquisition MSc)- Module Leader

SPE8157 MSc Speech and Language Pathology 1: Sensory Module Leader

SPE1052 Bsc Brain and Behaviour Across the Lifespan I: Developmental and Social Psychology-Lecturer

SPE1054 Bsc Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology - Lecturer 

SPE8224 MSc Speech and Language Pathology II A: Disorders of fluency; motor and cognitive impairments- Module Leader

SPE4018 Developmental Language Disorders - Module Leader

Bsc Clinical & Professional Education II - Practice Educator/Lecturer

Msc Clinical & Professonal Education I - Practice Educator/Lecturer


Jose, L (2017) A blended learning Approach: Evaluating a blended learning approach to teaching Audiology. Speech and Language Sciences Learning and Teaching Away Day. July2017

Jose, L (2019) Is my lecture effective? Using Ombea response to evaluate lecture effectivess and student experience. ECLS Teaching & Learning Away day July 2019 

Jose, L (2020) Sway: An online incluisve and accessible tool for learning.   Newcastle University Teaching and Learning Conference March 2020 (postponed)