Mrs Dee Webster BA, MMedSci, CertMRCSLT, RegHCPC, FHEA

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

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2407
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 2439

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I joined the Department of Human Communication Sciences at Sheffield in May 2014 as a University Teacher. I teach on undergraduate and postgraduate clinical programmes and on postgraduate taught modules. My areas of teaching are Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia, Dementia, Clinical Methods and Participation and Society. Prior to this I worked as a Research Associate with Dr Ruth Herbert on a project investigating software for individuals with word-finding difficulties post-stroke and served on the British Aphasiology Society committee for six years.

I currently also work clinically as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Nottinghamshire, team-leading the outpatient service for Stroke. Since graduating from Sheffield in 2003, I have worked extensively with adults with stroke and other acquired neurological conditions in a range of acute, rehabilitation and community settings in both communication and dysphagia. I am passionate about evidence-based practice, the transfer of research evidence into the clinical setting, embedding research into clinical practice, and working with people with aphasia to co-create services and long term support opportunities.

In 2018 I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professional Activity

  • Member of Trent Dysphagia CEN
  • Member of North-West Aphasia CEN
  • Organising committee of BAS Biennial International Conference, Sheffield, 2018
  • RCSLT Research Champion

Research interests

  • Acquired aphasia
  • Aphasia Therapy including technological approaches to intervention
  • Co-creation and partnership working with people with aphasia
  • Evidence-based practice

Publications and Presentations

Burke, J., Dyson, L., Gibbs, E., Haw, C., Herbert, R., & Webster, D. (2008) A Collaborative approach to evidence based aphasia therapy. Poster presented at British Aphasiology Society Therapy Symposium, Norwich, September 2008.

Herbert, R., Dyson, L., & Webster, D. (2009) Intensive noun syntax therapy for anomia via computer.Oral presentation at British Aphasiology Society Biennial Conference, Sheffield. September 2009.

Webster, D., Herbert, R., & Dyson, L. (2010) Delivering intensive noun syntax therapy for anomia via computer: a case series. Oral presentation at British Aphasiology Society Therapy Symposium, Newcastle, September 2010.

Herbert, R., Webster, D., Dyson, L. (2012). Effects of syntactic cueing therapy on picture naming and connected speech in acquired aphasia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 22, 609-633.