Dr Jan McAllister

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Jan McAllister



Dr Jan McAllister leads the Division of Speech and Language Therapy in the School of Health and Social Care. Jan's background is in Communication Sciences, Psychology and Speech Technology. Before joining the University of Essex in July 2020 she worked at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Auckland and the University of East Anglia, where she was involved in setting up the Speech and Language Therapy programme. Jan's research interests include disorders of fluency, the societal and psychological impact of developmental speech and language difficulties, and interventions for social anxiety disorder. She uses quantitative methods in her research. Her recent projects have involved secondary analysis of large scale birth cohorts.


Journal articles (8)

McAllister, J., Gascoine, S., Carroll, A., Humby, K., Kingston, M., Shepstone, L., Risebro, H., Mackintosh, B., Thompson, TD. and Hodgekins, J., (2017). Cognitive bias modification for social anxiety in adults who stutter: a feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 7 (10), e015601-e015601

McAllister, J., (2016). Behavioural, emotional and social development of children who stutter.. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 50, 23-32

Heelan, M., McAllister, J. and Skinner, J., (2016). Stuttering, alcohol consumption and smoking.. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 48, 27-34

McAllister, J. and Collier, J., (2014). Birth weight and stuttering: Evidence from three birth cohorts.. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 39 (1), 25-33

McAllister, J., Collier, J. and Shepstone, L., (2013). The impact of adolescent stuttering and other speech problems on psychological well-being in adulthood: evidence from a birth cohort study. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. 48 (4), 458-468

McAllister, J., Collier, J. and Shepstone, L., (2012). The impact of adolescent stuttering on educational and employment outcomes: Evidence from a birth cohort study. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 37 (2), 106-121

Pickard, R., McAllister, J. and Horton, S., (2010). Spontaneous recovery of writing after stroke: A case study of the first 100 days. Aphasiology. 24 (10), 1223-1241

McAllister, J. and Kingston, M., (2005). Final part-word repetitions in school-age children: Two case studies. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 30 (3), 255-267

Books (1)

McAllister, J. and Miller, JE., (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. Wiley-Blackwell. 0470671106. 9780470671108

Conferences (2)

McAllister, J., Kelman, E. and Millard, S., (2015). Anxiety and Cognitive Bias in Children and Young People who Stutter

Davidson Thompson, TC., Mcallister, J., Adams, M. and Horton, S., (2009). Evaluation and discharge criteria in therapy with adults who stutter: A survey of speech and language therapists



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