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Dianne Newbury

Dr Dianne Newbury is Junior Research Fellow in Physiology and Medicine. Dianne is active in communicating biology to the public. She has been involved in a Wellcome Trust-funded animation about cells, taken part in school events, hosted work experience students and written articles. Her main research interest is the identification of genes which cause a predisposition to Specific Language Impairment (SLI). SLI is defined as a disorder in the development of language, despite adequate intelligence and opportunity.

Series featuring Dianne Newbury

  • Translational Medicine
  • NDM Public Engagement
  • Genetics
  • Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 'Clues' part 3 - Picking apart the genetics of speech and language disorders How do you start to pick apart speech at the genetic level? Dr Dianne Newbury explains what Specific Language Impairment is and how her research is unravelling a pretty complicated picture. Dianne Newbury 01 Dec 2015
2 Science Oxford Live 2013 - Public Engagement The Nuffield Department of Medicine recognises that public engagement is vital to educate, inform and build relationships with the community. Our scientists are actively engaging in open discussion, meeting people to debate, listen and learn. Dianne Newbury, Chas Bountra, Stefan Knapp 17 Sep 2013
3 Creative Commons Freeing Voices: Your questions Specific Language Impairment affects hundreds of thousands of British children, and causes them to have difficulties speaking and understanding language. Dianne Newbury 16 Jul 2013
4 Creative Commons Freeing Voices Specific Language Impairment affects hundreds of thousands of British children, and causes them to have difficulties speaking and understanding language. Dianne Newbury 16 Jul 2013
5 Creative Commons Specific Language Impairment Dr Dianne Newbury talks about the contribution of genetics to specific language impairment. Dianne Newbury 14 Nov 2011
6 Creative Commons Specific Language Impairment Dr Dianne Newbury talks about the contribution of genetics to specific language impairment. Dianne Newbury 14 Nov 2011