Janet Walmsley

BA (Hons), PGdip, RSAdipTEFLA, CertMRCSLT, Reg HCPC

Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School

Aphasia Clinician

+44 114 222 2435

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Janet Walmsley
Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS

I qualified with distinction as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1991 from City University (London), having previously gained a BA (Hons) in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia in 1982. Since qualifying, I have worked with people with strokes and other acquired neurological conditions in a variety of acute, rehabilitation and community settings.

I currently work as a Specialist Aphasia Speech and Language Therapist at the University of Sheffield Department of Human Communication Sciences, where I have established and am now developing and running the new Aphasia Centre. I also lecture on the ‘Language and Aphasia’ and ‘Integrated Interventions Studies’ modules.

In September 2015, Dr Ruth Herbert and I were awarded the Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for our work in the department's Aphasia Centre. We want to thank all the visitors with aphasia who have come to the Centre and all the students who have attended since its start in 2013. This award recognises all your contributions.

I am interested in the transfer of research evidence into the practical delivery of Speech and Language Therapy. I also have a particular interest in developing ways in which Speech and Language Therapists can support people with aphasia to take back autonomy and control in their lives.

Research interests
  • The experiences of people with aphasia and their families
  • Implementing the research evidence in practical therapy and services

Walmsley, J., Burke, J., Gibbs, E., Crisp, J., Delaney, A., Randall, N., Haw, C. (2014) Making time for your evidence. RCSLT Bulletin (April 2014) and RCSLT Research Website.