Professor Catherine MacKenzie

Emeritus Professor

Speech and Language Therapy

Personal statement

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.


Non-speech oro-motor exercises in post-stroke dysarthria intervention : a randomised feasibility trial
MacKenzie Catherine, Muir Margaret, Allen Carolyn, Jensen Amy
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Vol 49, pp. 602-617 (2014)
The Living with Dysarthria group for post-stroke dysarthria : the participant voice
MacKenzie Catherine, Kelly Shona, Paton Gillian, Brady Marian, Muir Margaret
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders (2013)
Improved status following behavioural intervention in a case of severe dysarthria with stroke aetiology
Mackenzie Catherine, Lowit Anja
International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Vol 14, pp. 318-328 (2012)
The living with dysarthria programme for post-stroke dysarthria
MacKenzie Catherine, Paton Gillian, Kelly Shona, Brady Marian, Muir Margaret
European CPLOL congress (2012)
The Living with Dysarthria group : implementation and feasibility of a group intervention for people with dysarthria following stroke and family members
MacKenzie Catherine, Paton Gillian, Kelly Shona, Brady Marian, Muir Margaret
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Vol 47, pp. 709–724 (2012)
Active citizenship and aquired neurological communication difficulty
Mackenzie Catherine, Bennett Amanda, Cairney Melissa
Disability and Rehabilitation Vol 33, pp. 187-194 (2011)

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Research interests

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.    

Professional activities

MRC (Medical Research Council) (External organisation)
Aphasiology (Journal)
Peer reviewer
ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) (External organisation)
University of Glasgow
Visiting researcher
NHS QIS (External organisation)
NHS QIS (External organisation)

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Non-speech oro-motor exercise in SLT intervention for dysarthria following stroke
MacKenzie, Catherine (Principal Investigator) Andrews, Carolyn (Co-investigator)
19-Jan-2010 - 18-Jan-2012
Living with dysarthria: an evaluation of feasibility of implementation of a group programme
MacKenzie, Catherine (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2010 - 04-Jan-2011

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Speech and Language Therapy
Graham Hills Building

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