I am an Emeritus Professor in Speech and Language Therapy. My specialist field is the communication disorders associated with adult neurological disorders, especially stroke; my research and publication encompasses aphasia, dysarthria and right hemisphere damage and also the communication skills of non-brain damaged adults. My current research is in dysarthria following stroke, with projects on its characterization and outcomes associated with speech and language therapy interventions.
In 2009 I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for outstanding scholarship within the speech and language therapy profession. I have received Outstanding Teaching nominations from the student body each year since the start of the scheme in 2010. I have many links with external bodies, including Health and Care Professions Council roles in course approval and monitoring and investigating and conduct and competence panels.
My current research is concerned with the nature of dysarthria resulting from stroke and the results of speech and language therapy interventions with the stroke dysarthria population. Projects and publications in this field relate to a ‘Living with Dysarthria’ group approach, and individual behavioural therapy, including a randomised trial involving non-speech oro-motor exercises.
- MRC (Medical Research Council) (External organisation)
- Aphasiology (Journal)
- Peer reviewer
- NHS QIS (External organisation)
- Ayrshire and Arran NHS Working group on Research and Development Strategy (External organisation)
- ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) (External organisation)
- University of Glasgow
- Visiting researcher
more professional activities
- Living with dysarthria: an evaluation of feasibility of implementation of a group programme
- MacKenzie, Catherine (Principal Investigator)
- Period 01-Mar-2010 - 04-Oct-2011
- Non-speech oro-motor exercise in SLT intervention for dysarthria following stroke
- MacKenzie, Catherine (Principal Investigator) Andrews, Carolyn (Co-investigator)
- Period 19-Jul-2010 - 18-Oct-2012
Speech and Language Therapy
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