Elaine is the head of the Michael Palin Centre and a consultant speech and language therapist. She has a masters degree in Human Communication and a certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She has contributed to the development of the various therapy programmes for children who stammer at the Michael Palin Centre, particularly the management of early childhood stammering. She has published a number of papers, chapters and books, including the Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy manual. She participates in the Centre's national and international training programme, presents at international conferences and she participates in the Centre's research programme. She is a RCSLT Adviser for Stammering, she chairs the Board of the Certified European Stuttering Specialists and is on the Board of the World Stuttering and Cluttering Organisation.