Bachelor in Linguistics and Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy in Language Behavior, Boston University, 1986.
Clinical fellow Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1976-1978. Research assistant Aphasia Research Center Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston, 1979-1985. Research National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, 1989-1991.
Lecturer applied linguistics Birkbeck College, University London, since 1985.
Member International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Academy Aphasia, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Richard Samuel Lorch, January 14, 1985. Children: Emily Madeleine Saskia, Nicholas Peter Frederick.