Pam Enderby is currently Professor of Community Rehabilitation at University of Sheffield and Clinical Director of the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1970 and from an early stage in her career combined research with clinical practice. Her PhD was awarded by Bristol University in 1983 where she studied assessment processes of dysarthria. She was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Speech Therapists in the same year and a decade later (1993) was honoured with an MBE for services to speech and language therapy. A doctor of science was awarded by the University of the West of England in 2000.
She has been chair of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (1994) and served on many College committees over the last 20 years. She has been President of the Community Rehabilitation Team Network since its inception in 1996. She served as the President of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation (1994 to 1996) following serving on many council committees associated with this interdisciplinary research Society, and given life membership of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine in recognition of her contribution. She has assisted the Department of Health on several working groups related to guideline, policy and strategy development.
Pam Enderby has been the lead supervisor for 25 successful doctoral students, the principal investigator on 40 research projects spanning 2 decades totalling in excess of £5.5 million, been the principal author of 14 books and published more than a 150 peer-reviewed journal articles.