Kate Rowley is an experienced teacher and has taught sign language acquisition for many years now. Kate has also worked as a researcher for the last 9 years focusing mainly on language disorders in sign language, language and identities of deaf young people and is now doing a PhD looking into literacy processes in deaf adults.
Following a degree in Deaf studies, Kate completed an M.A in linguistics and an MSc in Psychology Research Methods at UCL. She is currently undertaking a PhD looking into the reading abilities of deaf and hearing adults using eye-tracking technology.
You can find out more about Kate on UCL’s DCAL website, where she says: “I am also involved in the development and standardisation of the BSL Sentence Repetition Task (BSL SRT), which we hope can be used to assess the language of deaf children and adults of all ages. I have previously worked on Specific Language Impairment in BSL and looked at the Language and Identity of young deaf people in different educational settings.”