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Professor Bryan joined the University in February 2013, as Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Before joining Sheffield Hallam, Professor Bryan was head of the School of Health and Social Care and a professor of clinical practice at the University of Surrey. Before that she worked for University College London and had several posts in the NHS.

Professor Bryan qualified as a speech and language therapist from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and also gained her PhD there. Her research interests are in workforce development and the effectiveness of interventions for communication disorders associated with stroke, dementia and other neurological conditions.

Professor Bryan is involved in the development of Registered Intermediaries working for the Ministry of Justice, and was previously a member of the Health Professions Council.

Professor Bryan is also a visiting professor in the Department of Neuropsychology at the University of Warsaw, and is a fellow the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.


  • health
  • speech therapy
  • health workforce development
Professot Karen Bryan

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