Coming soon from BSLTRU


BSLTRU and Underwood Trust Annual lecture

Title: All Children Should be Seen AND Heard: The Importance of Communication so Children can Thrive

We are happy to announce that this year’s BSLTRU and Underwood Trust Annual Lecture is taking place on Tuesday, 30th of April at 4 pm, in the Lecture Theatre in L&D Building at Southmead Hospital. Our guest speaker this year will be Professor Sharynne McLeod from Charles Sturt University, Australia. Professor McLeod, is a speech-language pathologist and professor of speech and language acquisition at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Royal Society of New South Wales. She has received Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Life Membership of Speech Pathology Australia and has been an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

If you would like to join us for the lecture, please go to to express your interest.


Past Events


RCSLT Conference 2023. Embracing the future together.

1-2 November 2023

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The RCSLT is hosting their biannual conference online again this year on the 1-2 November. The conference promises "two days of opportunities for learning, professional development, and networking". Colleagues at BSLTRU and Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) will be presenting their research at this event. ​

​The conference is exceptionally good value, making it very accessible. We are planning on extending this inclusive event by hosting opportunities to gather 'in-person' at Southmead (Weds 1st Nov) and Cardiff Llandaff campus (Thurs 2nd Nov). BSLTRU/CMU will make several rooms available over the 2 days so that colleagues registered to attend the conference can gather to watch and discuss parallel sessions. We hope this will provide an enhanced networking opportunity and give colleagues the chance to critically engage with the conference content. ​

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If you are interested in joining us for the conference, please email to express your interest​ by 20th October 2023.


BSLTRU and Underwood Trust

BSLTRU and Underwood Trust were pleased to host our Annual Lecture on the 29th of June 2023 in the Lecture Theatre at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. Our guest speaker was Professor Janice Murray from Manchester Metropolitan University who presented on: “Clinical decision processes in augmentative and alternative communication: unpicking the elements that influence recommendations”.


BSLTRU Underwood Lecture Information

Partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Sport and Health Sciences

BSLTRU is partnered with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Sport and Health Sciences which trains speech and language therapists in the region. BSLTRU leads the Clinical Research Strand in the Speech, Hearing and Communication Research Group within the University.

To officially mark the occasion of this partnership, a launch event is took place on Wednesday 22 June 2022 at Cardiff School of Management.

Cardiff Met and BSLTRU Partnership Launch event