Elaine Kelman is the head of the Michael Palin Centre and a consultant speech and language therapist. She has a master’s degree in Human Communication and a certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She has contributed to the development of various therapy programs 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 program, has been invited to present at international conferences and she participates in the Centre’s research program. She is an RCSLT Adviser for Fluency Disorders and is past President of the International Fluency Association.