Mrs Dee Webster BA, MMedSci, MRCSLT, RegHCPC

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 qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2003 from the University of Sheffield,having previously gained a BA in English Language & Linguistics from Durham University in 2000. I have worked clinically with adults with stroke and other acquired neurological conditions in a range of acute, rehabilitation and community settings in both communication and dysphagia. I have also worked as a Research Associate with Dr Ruth Herbert on a project investigating software for individuals with word-finding difficulties as a result of stroke.

Since 2010 I have worked as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Nottinghamshire, coordinating the outpatient services for Stroke and Long Term Neurological conditions. I am passionate about evidence-based practice, and the transfer of research evidence into the clinical setting. My areas of teaching are Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia and Clinical Methods.

Research interests

  • Acquired aphasia
  • Aphasia Therapy
  • Computerised therapies for 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.