Gill Townend, MRCSLT, PhD

Gill Townend, MRCSLT, PhD


Gill Townend, PhD, MPhil, BMedSci(Speech), MRCSLT, HCPC registered is a Speech-Language Pathologist with long-standing clinical and research experience. She is a Researcher at the Rett Expertise Centre Netherlands, Maastricht University, and Project Lead for Rett UK’s Communication and Education Team. She is Chair of the Rett Syndrome Europe Scientific Advisory Board. From 2016, Gill led the IRSF-funded project to develop the Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines. Since the publication of the guidelines in 2020, she has been working on implementation and translation into other languages. She is co-founder of support and training networks for SLPs working with people with Rett syndrome in the UK and Netherlands, and the Rett UK network of Regional Communication Champions who provide support and training for families.