The Philippa Cottam Communication Clinic opened in 1993. The clinic operates as a speech and language therapy clinic offering services to both children and adults with communication disabilities. A large amount of research, particularly in the field of neurological disorders of communication, takes place in the clinic.
Philippa Cottam was a lecturer in the Department between 1983 and 1990. She died in 1990 at the age of 33 following a courageous fight against cancer. Her husband David was the architect of the original clinic and his design turned a house with various outbuildings into a single integrated building that housed the clinical facilities of the Department of Human Communication Sciences for many years. The Human Communication Sciences Department moved to its current location in September, 2013. Although no longer in the original buildings the spirit and ideals of the Clinic are still present in the new building.
The Friends of the Philippa Cottam Communication Clinic support the activities of the Clinic through the funding of equipment and research.
We have two objectives:
To further the memory of Philippa Cottam, her work and her commitment to research and clinical excellence in the field of communication disorders.
To encourage excellence in services provided by the clinic bearing Philippa's name through the provision of equipment for that clinic.
In addition, the Friends of Philippa Cottam Communication Clinic fund a dissertation prize that is awarded on an annual basis to the student of the BMedSci Speech degree who completes the best undergraduate dissertation. The Chair of the Friends is Dr David Cottam.
The Friends can be contacted via:
Friends of P.C.C.C.
Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane