Catherine MacKenzie

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  • United Kingdom

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Research Interests

My current research is concerned with the nature of dysarthria resulting from stroke and the results of speech and language therapy interventions with the stroke dysarthria population. Projects and publications in this field relate to a ‘Living with Dysarthria’ group approach, and individual behavioural therapy, including a randomised trial involving non-speech oro-motor exercises.    

Personal Statement

I am an Emeritus Professor in Speech and Language Therapy. My specialist field is the communication disorders associated with adult neurological disorders, especially stroke; my research and publication encompasses aphasia, dysarthria and right hemisphere damage and also the communication skills of non-brain damaged adults. My current research is in dysarthria following stroke, with projects on its characterization and outcomes associated with speech and language therapy interventions. 

 

In 2009 I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for outstanding scholarship within the speech and language therapy profession. I have received Outstanding Teaching nominations from the student body each year since the start of the scheme in 2010.  I have many links with external bodies, including Health and Care Professions Council roles in course approval and monitoring and investigating and conduct and competence panels.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master of Education, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 1 Jan 1981

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