Professor Rebecca Palmer: Helping stroke survivors to talk

In the latest ScHARR Communicable Research podcast, Andy Tattersall talks to Professor Rebecca Palmer about her research and work with stroke survivors.

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Professor Rebecca Palmer is a speech and language therapist who specialises in strokes. Rebecca has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of stroke rehabilitation, both in research and clinically in stroke care. She gained a PhD in the treatment of dysarthria using speech recognition technology from the University of Sheffield in 2005. From 2005 to 2010 Rebecca worked as a specialist SLT in the stroke unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

As part of a HEFCE-NIHR Senior Academic Clinical Lectureship, her focus was on applied clinical research and she was the chief investigator of the Big CACTUS trial investigating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of aphasia computer treatment versus usual stimulation or attention control long-term post-stroke.

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