Dr Lucy Dyson


Human Communication Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

Senior University Teacher and Disability Liaison Officer

+44 114 222 2408

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Dr Lucy Dyson
Human Communication Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS

I am a University Teacher and Disability Liaison Officer in the Department of Human Communication Sciences. My main areas of teaching include fluency impairment, counselling and dysphagia. In addition, I coordinate and provide clinical assessment on modules related to speech and language therapy clinical placements.

I completed my PhD in 2017, funded by a Junior Research Training Fellowship from The Stroke Association. I investigated the assessment of semantic processing in people with aphasia and explored the relationship between cognitive processing and performance on tests of semantics. I have a long track record of involvement in research in the department; I have worked on previous projects investigating computer-based therapies for adults with acquired communication difficulties with Dr Ruth Herbert and Professor Rosemary Varley.

I have clinical experience as a Speech and Language Therapist with a wide range of paediatric and adult client groups. I specialise in supporting adults with acquired neurological conditions and adults who stammer, and provide speech and language therapy for both of these client groups in the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. I am also the Team Lead for the Rotherham Stroke Rehabilitation Team, which provides a continuous rehabilitation pathway for clients up to six months post-stroke.

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

Research interests
  • Aphasia
  • Semantic and cognitive assessment post-stroke
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Computer-based therapies for acquired communication difficulties
  • The psychosocial impact of acquired communication difficulties and stammering

Previous projects

  • Semantic and cognitive processing in aphasia. Collaborators: Dr. Ruth Herbert, Dr. Jane Morgan (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Richard Body, Dr Catherine Tattersall.
  • Self-administered behavioural intervention for word production impairments in aphasia and apraxia. Collaborators: Prof. Rosemary Varley (Principal Investigator), Prof. Sandra Whiteside & Prof. Patricia Cowell (HCS), Dr. Catrin Blank (Neurology), Dr. Tracey Young (ScHARR),
  • Therapy software for anomia rehabilitation: STAR. Collaborator: Dr Ruth Herbert

Journal articles