Lynda Kennedy

Lynda Kennedy


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr. Lynda Kennedy is a lecturer and researcher in Speech and Language Therapy in the School of Health Sciences and a member of the Modern Languages and Linguistics research unit at Ulster. She obtained her PhD from Ulster University in 2017 titled 'Broca's aphasia: Syntax and beyond'. Lynda's research interests include experimental and clinical linguistics more generally. In particular, her research to date has focussed on sentence comprehension in aphasia and typical child language development and multilingualism.

She is a core member of the Ulster Centre on Multilingualism (UCoM) and a co-investigator on the affiliated project 'Language Made Fun' developed to support the English Language Development of migrant and refugee children in association Barnardos' NI Children's Charity and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Broca's aphasia: Syntax and beyond

Award Date: 18 Dec 2017

Master, Language and Linguistics 'get-passives and Broca's aphasia'

Award Date: 17 Dec 2012

Bachelor, Bsc Hons Speech and Language Therapy

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

External positions

Secretary of the Acquired Communication CEN NI


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