School of Health Sciences and Social Work
Dr Chris Markham
- Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
- Role Title: Interim Head of School
- Address: James Watson Building, 2 King Richard 1st Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2FR
- Telephone: 02392 842893
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: SHSSW
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I am a qualified Speech and Language therapist and have practiced throughout the Health and Education sectors. I carried out my PhD in Health Psychology, designing and validating an outcome measure and therapy planning tool for children and young people with communication needs. I have experience teaching and leading teams in Higher Education across a variety of areas in Health and Social Care.
I am currently the Interim Head of School and in this role, provide leadership and management with the aim of maintaining and developing a high quality educational experience for all our students. This includes research informed teaching and I continue to carry out and publish work across our curricular areas. I am also the Lead for the Dept of Health funded Research Design Service South Central, a service providing researchers in Health and Social Care with support in developing competitive grant applications.
I contribute to teaching across the School's course, particularly evidence based practice, human development and children’s communication needs. I coordinate the final year dissertation unit and supervise a number of doctoral studies in speech and language therapy, health service research and collaboration in Higher Education.
My primary research interest is in children and young people’s communication needs and I am currently continuing to work on further validation, of a Quality of Life measure, for this group. I am also collaborating on studies evaluating interventions for children with speech and language needs. I am also working on feasibility studies in Speech and Language Therapy with older people and physiotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis. I have an interest in research methodologies and their combined application to health and social care needs and experiences.