Professor Sandra Whiteside

BA(Hons), MSc, PhD


Department: Human Communication Sciences

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Research expertise

  • Models of speech encoding

  • Acquired apraxia of speech

  • Role of genetics and effects of hormones on speech


Telephone: +44 114 222 2459



I obtained my BA(Hons) in linguistics and language pathology from Essex University in 1986. I then completed an MSc in computation at UMIST in 1987 before undertaking a PhD at the University of Leeds in 1988. During my PhD I undertook some part-time teaching at the University of Salford.

My PhD was completed shortly before my appointment to Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 1992. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001, and to Reader in 2004.