Monday, 26 January 2015
Madeleine Harrison Awarded Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowship
RAT group member Madeleine Harrison has been awarded a Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowship to carry out her PhD about self-managed computerised aphasia therapy for stroke survivors. Aphasia is a condition that affects someone’s ability to produce or comprehend language. The research will investigate whether the therapy is being delivered and practised as intended, by whom and whether this is associated with whether the therapy works. This will provide information for Speech and Language Therapists about who might get the most benefit from using computerised aphasia therapy as well as information about how much and what they need to practice to improve their word finding ability. Madeleine will be supervised by Dr Rebecca Palmer from the RAT group and Professor Cindy Cooper director of the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of Sheffield.