Dr Yvonne Wren joined other members of the Cleft Collective research team to welcome the Countess of Wessex to the University of Bristol today. The Countess was there in her role as patron of the Healing Foundation, the charity which is funding the research.
We were pleased to welcome Professor Sharynne McLeod, Dr Jane McCormack, Kate Crowe and Sarah Masso from Charles Sturt University Australia. We are collaborating with them on a project called 'Sound Start'. This will evaluate the use of 'Phoneme Factory' in Australian preschools.
Professor Sharynne McLeod, Dr Jane McCormack, Kate Crowe and Sarah Masso from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia joined the team here in Bristol for a week of discussions and shared learning about our research projects.
The Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, North Bristol NHS Trust, is pleased to announce that Lydia Morgan graduated on 17th July with a doctorate in philosophy from the University of the West of England (UWE).
Professor Sue Roulstone (Underwood Trust Professor of Language and Communication Impairment in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Director of the Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit at North Bristol NHS Trust) was this month awarded an Honorary Doctor of Health by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
We know from the research that early identification and intervention for children with speech and language difficulties is crucial in improving their life chances. But how do we know what the best intervention is?
We were delighted to welcome Caroline Bowen to the Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit. Caroline took a day out of her UK Lecture Tour to meet with Dr Yvonne Wren and Prof Sue Roulstone. Sue and Yvonne welcomed the opportunity to discuss their research programmes with Caroline. Research Speech & Language Therapist Naomi Parker was also thrilled to meet Caroline.
A new book edited by the team at Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit has just been published by J&R Press. 'Creating practice-based evidence: A guide for SLTs' aims to introduce clinical speech and language therapists to research and promote the development of clinician-researchers.