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 Tina Pereira

Tina Pereira

Research student, Centre for Language and Communication Research, School of English, Communication and Philosophy


I am a part time PhD student at the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University. My current work analyses the impact communication aids have on the quality of evidence produced by a witness with a Learning Disability during an investigative interview with the police. My undergraduate degrees are in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Bombay, India and the University of Virginia, USA.

I worked as a speech and language therapist for many years, initially overseas but then with the NHS in the UK. My area of clinical specialism is complex Learning Disability (LD). Over the last 11 years, I have been working part time as a Registered Intermediary (RI) with vulnerable witnesses with a Learning Disability within the Criminal Justice System (CJS), having been trained by and registered with, the Ministry of Justice, UK.