Myra Kersner was a senior lecturer at University College London where she taught undergraduate and post graduate speech and language therapy students. For many years she was the Course Tutor for the MSc in Speech and Language Sciences and has also organised a short courses programme of continuing professional development. She continues to run workshops and courses related to communication skills. As a speech and language therapist she worked in Yorkshire, London and Toronto, Canada. She is also a writer and has worked as a dramatherapist and dramatherapy supervisor. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded the Honours of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has published many books and articles on speech and language therapy.