Professor Pamela M. Enderby, MBE DSc (Hons) PhD MSc FRCSLT

Emeritus Professor of Community Rehabilitation

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University of Sheffield,
Regent Court,
30 Regent Street,
S1 4DA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0858
Mob: 07790 565544
Room: 1.06b, The Innovation Centre


I am Emeritus Professor of Community Rehabilitation at University of Sheffield. I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1970 and from an early stage in my career combined research with clinical practice. My PhD was awarded by Bristol University in 1983 where I studied assessment processes of dysarthria.

Prior to coming to Sheffield I held several positions in speech and language therapy in Bristol, instigated the establishment of the first AAC centre in Frenchay Hospital and established the speech and language therapy research unit there. I am proud that I was able to stimulate the first National Speak Week in 1986 which was precursor to other initiatives aimed at improving public awareness of the difficulties of those with speech, language and communication disorders.

I was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Speech Therapists in the same year and a decade later (1993) was honoured with an MBE for services to speech and language therapy. I was awarded a doctor of science by the University of the West of England in 2000.

I was Chair of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (1994) and served on many College committees over the last 20 years. I have been serving on the board again since 2014. I have been President of the Community Rehabilitation Team Network since its inception in 1996 and have served as the President of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation (1994 to 1996) following serving on many council committees associated with this interdisciplinary research Society. I have been that a member of the IALP for 25 years and currently I am president elect.

I was given life membership to the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine in recognition of my contribution. I have assisted the Department of Health on several working groups related to guideline, policy and strategy development. I was Clinical Director of the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network from 2008 to 2011. I have been chair of South Yorkshire HealthWatch between 2011 and 2014.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the eclectic areas of evaluation of allied health interventions, speech and language impairments and therapy, outcome measurement, benchmarking, workforce – allied health and older peoples services. I have been the lead supervisor for 24 successful doctoral students, the principal investigator on 40 research projects spanning 3 decades, been the principal author of 14 books and published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Teaching Interests

I have contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate training and CPD workshops. Currently I teach on outcome workshops.

Professional activities

  • Since 2005 Pam has been invited to give 31 keynote/plenary presentations at conferences including 6 international venues.
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy representative on International Terminology project (2004).
  • Chair of National Ref Group Strokes and falls – Skills for health (2004)
  • Visiting Professor – guest of Hong Kong Health Authority (2003)
  • Chair of National Ref Group NSF Older People – Skills for health (2003)
  • Member of HTA advisory SIFT group (2003)
  • Article Reviewer for 11 peer review journals
  • Grant proposal reviewer for 12 grant giving organisations (including MRC, EPSRC and ESRC)
  • Editorial board of Journal of Clinical Governance and the International Journal of Language Communication Disorders
  • RAE Panel Member C12 member for 2007/2008
  • Clinical Director of South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (2007)
  • Research Quality Assessment Panel, University of Queensland, Australia (2007)
  • Scientific Committee for the 5th World Congress of Neuro Rehabilitation (Rio-de-Janero) (2008)
  • Professorial Appointment Committee, University of Oulu, Finland (2008)
  • Membership of the International Association of Logopaedae and Phoniatrica Motor Speech Disorders Committee
  • Board member of the International Association of Logopaedae and Phoniatrica (2010)
  • Member of NICE/SCIE working group on Intermediate Care (2015-)
  • Member of Royal College of physicians stroke guidelines committee

Recent projects

  • Impact of Workforce flexibility on the costs and outcomes of older people’s services (COOP) (co-lead applicant) Department of Health SDO [2005] £297,266
  • Barnsley Health & Social Research Alliance – development funding Barnsley Primary Care Trust [2006] £80,000
  • Experiences and outcomes of environmental influences and interventions for developmental speech and language disorders Sheffield Health and Social Care Consortium [2006] £9,959
  • Delivery of Services for Children with complex disabilities. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) [2007] £144,000
  • A pilot study of Telehealth on COPD Sheffield Health and Social Care Consortium [2007] £8,900
  • Service Delivery and Organisation Research and Development Programme. Department of Health.[2008] Enhancing the Effectiveness of interprofessional working: costs and outcomes £335,135
  • Stroke theme lead for Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Research Health Care (CLAHRC) National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)[2008] £782,600
  • Partner in research with Communication Matters on the needs for assistive devices The Big Lottery [2009] £160,000
  • Commissioning Guidelines for Speech and Language Therapy . Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists [2008] £80,000
  • Cost effectiveness of aphasia computer treatment versus usual stimulation (CACTUS) RfPB [2009] £179,000
  • Co-applicant for voice input, voice output communication aid [Vivoca2] with Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust. Health Technology Devices [HTD] [2009] £376,615


Journal articles


Book reviews

  • Enderby P (1997) Rehabilitation of older people: A handbook for the multi-disciplinary team, 2nd edition - Squires,AJ. AGEING AND SOCIETY, 17, 624-625. RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Ali M, Elders A, Godwin J, Karachalia Sandri A, Williams LJ, Williams LR, VandenBerg K, Abel S, Abo M, Becker F , Bowen A et al (2018) Who participates in aphasia research? An analysis of the REhabilitation and recovery of peopLE with Aphasia after StrokE (RELEASE) data set. Aphasiology, Vol. 32(sup1) (pp 2-4) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Law YM, Palmer R & Enderby P (2017) Rationale for using available technologies to deliver remote support for self-management of stroke exercises: Practical factors from stroke survivors perspective. CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, Vol. 43 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Law YM, Palmer R & Enderby P (2017) Using available information and communication technologies to deliver self-managed interventions for functional physical stroke rehabilitation what should be considered? (A review). CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, Vol. 43 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Croudace T, Brazier J, Gutacker N, Street A, Robotham D, Waterman S, Rose D, Satkunanathan S, Wykes T, Nasr N , Enderby P et al (2016) Proceedings of Patient Reported Outcome Measure’s (PROMs) Conference Sheffield 2016: advances in patient reported outcomes research. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol. 14(Suppl 1), 9 June 2016 - 9 June 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nasr N & Enderby P (2016) Examining the change process over time qualitatively: transformative learning and response shift. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol. 14(1), 9 June 2016 - 9 June 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jayes M, Palmer R & Enderby P (2015) Development of a mental capacity assessment support tool: A user-centred design process. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, Vol. 10 (pp 65-65) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Baxter S, Johnson M, Cantrell A, Blank L, Brumfitt S, Enderby P & Goyder E (2015) Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Stuttering in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Effectiveness, and Exploration of Barriers to Successful. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 193 (pp 291-292) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Law YM, Palmer R & Enderby P (2013) "How can we manage our own exercises?": support identified by stroke survivors and carers to enable them to carry out independent exercise. International Journal of Stroke, Vol. 3(8) (pp 22). Harrogate, 3 December 2013 - 5 December 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palmer R, Paterson G, Delaney A, Hughes H & Enderby P (2013) Independent Speech and Language Practice with Aphasia Computer Software is an Acceptable Alternative to Face to Face Therapy in the Long Term Post Stroke. STROKE, Vol. 44(2) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Enderby PM (2010) Controversies in Aphasia and Dysarthria Therapy. 6TH WORLD CONGRESS OF NEUROREHABILITATION (pp 15-22) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bradley DA, Acosta-Marquez C, Hawley M, Brownsell S, Enderby P, Mawson S & IEEE (2009) Remote Rehabilitation - The NeXOS project: Lessons Learnt and Questions Raised. 2009 IEEE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION ROBOTICS, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 1115-+) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hawley M, Cunningham S, Cardinaux F, Coy A, O'Neill P, Seghal S & Enderby P (2007) Challenges in developing a Voice Input Voice Output Communication Aid for People with Severe Dysarthria. CHALLENGES FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 20 (pp 363-367) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hawley MS, Enderby P, Green P, Cunningham S & Palmer R (2006) Development of a voice-input voice-output communication aid (VIVOCA) for people with severe dysarthria. COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 4061 (pp 882-885) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Acosta-Marquez C, Bradley D, Hawley M, Brownsell S, Enderby P, Buri H, Mawson S, Scott E & O'Neill P (2006) Design requirements and user interfacing for a rehabilitation robot for the lower limbs. 2006 IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Vols 1 and 2 (pp 499-504) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson S, Enderby P, Bradley D, Acosta-Marquez CA, Hawley M, Brownsell SJ & Buri H (2005) User involvement in the development of remote assistive technology will for rehabilitation of spinal cord injury. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, Vol. 238 (pp S346-S346) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson SJ, Bradley D, Hawley M, Enderby P & brownsell S (2005) The design of an active exoskeleton to support rehabilitation. 3rd IFAC Conference on Mechatronic Systems (pp 505-510), 15 September 2004 - 17 September 2004. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Green P, Carmichael J, Hatzis A, Enderby P, Hawley M & Parker M (2003) Automatic speech recognition with sparse training data for dysarthric speakers. EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp 1189-1192) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Glogowska M, Roulstone S, Enderby P, Peters T & Campbell R (2001) Who's afraid of the randomised controlled trial? Parents' views of an SLT research study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, Vol. 36(2) (pp 499-504) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brumfitt S, Hoben K, Enderby P & Goddard V (2001) Informing educational change to improve clinical competence. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, Vol. 36(2) (pp 406-410) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roulstone S, Glogowska M, Peters T & Enderby P (2001) Day in, day out: The everyday of community clinics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, Vol. 36(2) (pp 435-440) RIS download Bibtex download


  • Enderby P, Judge S, Creer S & John A (2013) Examining the need for, and provison of, AAC in the United Kingdom. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nacarrow S, enderby P, ariss S, smith T, booth A, campbell M, cantrell A & parker S (2012) The Impact of Enhancing the Effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Working RIS download Bibtex download


  • Jayes MJ, palmer RL & Enderby PM (2015) Development and Evaluation of a Mental Capacity Assessment Support Tool. The Mental Capacity Act 2005: Ten Years On Conference, University of Liverpool, UK.. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jayes MJ, palmer RL & enderby PM (2015) Supporting patients with communication needs during mental capacity assessments. Patient Information Forum Conference, London, UK.. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Palmer R, Cooper C, Enderby P, Brady M, Julious S, Bowen A, Latimer N, Gossage-Worrall R, Cross E & Harrison M (2018) Big CACTUS study protocol v5.0 31may17. RIS download Bibtex download