Professor Rebecca Palmer
Reader in Communication and Stroke Rehabilitation
Department: School of Health and Related Research
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Dysarthria and aphasia assessment and treatment
Process of informed consent with people with language disorders
Telephone: +44 114 222 0863
I am a Speech and Language Therapist specialising in adult neurological conditions. I have 20 years of experience working in the field of stroke rehabilitation. I gained a PhD in the treatment of dysarthria using speech recognition technology from the University of Sheffield in 2005.
I was awarded the HEFCE-NIHR Senior Academic Clinical Lectureship and work both clinically and academically. I was Chief Investigator of the Big CACTUS trial investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of aphasia computer treatment versus usual stimulation or attention control long term post stroke. I have also implemented models of computerised speech and language therapy tested in research, in clinical practice.
I am currently the trustee for Research and Development for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.