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Improving Rehabilitation Outcomes For People With Aphasia




In this inaugural lecture, Professor Hilari will talk about aphasia, the communication impairment that affects about 30% of people who have a stroke. Aphasia has a profound impact on people’s lives affecting their activities and participation in life, their well-being and their relationships. Professor Hilari will present work, spanning over 15 years, that has changed the assessment of quality of life in aphasia and has generated new evidence on what are the important factors to address in rehabilitation.  She will also present the current randomized controlled trials run at City that aim to improve the well-being of people with aphasia; and raise priorities for future research.

6:00pm - Arrival and refreshments
6:30pm - Lecture starts
7:30pm - Reception 

Short Bio 
Professor Hilari is a Speech and Language Therapist with a background in Psychology.  She worked in the NHS for St Mary's Hospital in Paddington and the Royal Free in North London, before joining City in 2002.  Professor Hilari is a Trustee of Aphasia Re-Connect and a founding member of Aphasia United. From 2005-2015 she was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Professor Hilari has received awards for research excellence (2011) and outstanding doctoral supervision (2015), and multiple research grants including from the NIHR, the Stroke Association, and the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.

Professor Hilari’s research is focused on the long-term impact of stroke and aphasia; the assessment of this impact; and interventions to address it. She is Chief Investigator of the SUPERB trial on adjustment post stroke and aphasia and Co-Investigator of the SOFIA trial on solution focused brief therapy for people with aphasia - both funded by the Stroke Association.

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6.30pm - 9.00pmWednesday 8th May 2019

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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