DR Catherine Tattersall, BSc, MA, DPhil, MMedSci, MRCSLT

Dr Catherine Tattersall

Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22446
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 2439

email : c.tattersall@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the department of Human Communication Sciences in 2012 as a University Teacher. Prior to this I was an NHS speech and language therapist in Liverpool, working on the acute wards, stroke rehabilitation ward and on the Early Supported Discharge Team for stroke. My areas of teaching include Motor Speech Disorders, Voice, and Clinical Methods.

Before I trained as a speech and language therapist I was a lecturer at the University of Manchester where I contributed to teaching on the cognitive neuropsychology modules and provided a module on aphasia and language processing. I completed my PhD in 2000 on the topic of object naming in the elderly which was supervised by Professor Andrew Ellis at the University of York. I then moved to Philadelphia, USA for a research fellowship working with Dr Myrna Schwartz at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. Here my work focussed on semantic and phonological processing in individuals with aphasia.

I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council. I have previously been on the Committees for both the British Neuropsychological Society and the British Aphasiology Society.

Research interests

• Acquired aphasia
• Models of spoken word production
• Therapy for word finding in aphasia


Dr Karen Sage, University of Manchester

Selected publications (all under maiden name: Hodgson)

Soni, M., Lambon Ralph, M.A., Noonan, K., Eshan, S., Hodgson, C. & Woollams, A.M. (2009). “L” is for tiger: Effects if phonological (mis)cueing on picture naming in semantic aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 22, 538-547.

Hodgson, C., & Lambon Ralph, M.A., (2008). Mimicking aphasic semantic errors in normal speech production: evidence from a novel experimental paradigm. Brain and Language, 104, 89-101.

Schur, T.T., Schwartz, M.F., Brecher, A., Rossi, N. & Hodgson, C. (2004). Semantic interference during blocked-cyclic naming: Evidence from aphasia. Journal of Memory & Language, 54, 199-227.

Fillingham, J.K., Hodgson, C., Sage, K. & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2003). The application of errorless learning to aphasic disorders: a review of theory and practice. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 13, 337-363.

Schwartz, M.F. & Hodgson, C. (2002). A new multiword naming deficit: Evidence and interpretation. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 19, 263-288.