Impact Strategy Group

It's important to us that LuCiD's research is beneficial to more than just the research community. We want to ensure that our research findings, knowledge and experience are shared with the various groups invested in child language development such as parents and caregivers, health and education professionals and policy makers, as well as researchers.

Our Impact Strategy Group ensures that the potential of our research is fully realised and communicated for all user groups. The Group consists of our seven impact champions and the Centre Management Team. 

Impact Champions

Our Impact Champions have committed to work with LuCiD to plan and deliver our impact strategy. They represent the interests of, and act as an access point to, the Centre’s user groups:

Hannah-Lee Chalk  (Learning Manager, Manchester Museums & Galleries Group) takes our research to families and the wider public, and will help design and steer the public outreach programme.

Megan Dixon (Director of Research for Holy Catholic Family Multi-Academy Trust and CPD Lead for Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub) takes our research directly to teachers and helps us to better understand the language needs of schools. 

Jean Gross, CBE (Early years education consultant, CANparent champion, member of the All Party Parliamentary Group: Conception to Age 2) takes our research directly to policy-makers, and represent policy-makers, families and the 3rd sector organisations who support them. 

Wendy Lee  (Independent Consultant), supports development of our impact strategy using her expertise in translating evidence into practice. 

Dr Amit Kulkarni (Research Manager, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists) takes our research to, and represent the interests of, the healthcare profession responsible for delivering services to children and families.

Theresa Redmond (Implementation Advisor, Early Intervention Foundation) is a trained speech and language therapist and helps us to translate and communicate our evidence to a range of audiences.

Former Members

Lisa Morgan (Former Professional Director, The Communication Trust)

Dr Guy Deutscher (Author and Academic

Simone Lewenden & Lesley Munro (Pearson Clinical Assessment)

Menaka Munro  (Manchester Museums & Galleries Group