My decision to train as a speech and language therapist was inspired by therapy I received for my stammering as an adult. I qualified from UCL in 1996 and after working in the NHS for the first five years of my career, I landed my dream job as a therapist at City Lit, specialist centre in adult stammering therapy in London. Together with the City Lit team, I deliver therapy to groups to adults who stammer as well as running professional development courses for qualified speech and language therapists. A few years ago, I co-edited a ground-breaking publication on different approaches to stammering called ‘Stammering therapy from the inside: new perspectives on working with young people and adults’ (Cheasman, Everard & Simpson, 2013). I have recently completed a masters in applied research in human communication disorders at UCL, and my research project focused on the impact of the City Lit therapy approach on adults who stammer.

When not engaged in stammering-related activities, I enjoy travelling, fine dining, running, baking and spending time with friends and family.

My role on the committee is treasurer, so please contact me with any financial queries which I’ll do my very best to answer. My e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .








Christiane2I qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in Hanover, Germany in 1996 and have been working in the NHS and as an independent Speech & Language Therapist in London and Surrey for 15 years. My main area of interest and expertise are stammering, developmental language disorders, auditory processing disorders, bilingual language development, articulation disorders and myofunctional disorders. I am trained in Lidcombe, Camperdown, Hanen, Makaton, TLP and Fast ForWord and am devoted to continued professional development and interdisciplinary work. I am looking forward to developing the profile of the national Fluency CEN online, networking with colleagues and sharing exciting new research and news with our members.

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gillian rudd CEN ChairXPreviously Chair until September 2015 & Joint Study Day Coordinator) Day Job: Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University / Independent SLT. Areas of Interest: Working with children, adolescents and adults who stammer; Camperdown Program; Clinical education
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Izzy trainWebIsobel is the Web Editor for CEN. She has held this honorary role for over 10 years and was previously the membership secretary for the SIG. She works in Suffolk as the Specialist in Dysfluency and Voice with a caseload of children aged 2-19. She is also the Pathway Lead for Community Clinics for Suffolk Community Healthcare Trust.