Sue Addlestone qualified with a degree in Speech Pathology and Therapy from Manchester University in 1986. Since qualifying, she has worked in Australia, Salford, Manchester and Stockport.
During her career she has worked with both children and adults with a range of speech and language difficulties. She has worked in a special school, educational settings, health centres and NHS hospitals. She also worked as a lecturer in Speech Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University Training undergraduate students, and written a speech therapy manual.