The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research at the School of Health Sciences invites you to their Spring 2021 research seminar.
People with aphasia are at high risk of mood problems post-stroke, yet limited evidence exists on effective interventions to improve wellbeing and prevent depression. The SUPERB randomised controlled trial evaluated the feasibility of peer-befriending, for people with aphasia and low levels of distress at the early stages post-stroke.
As well as feasibility and acceptability outcomes, clinical outcomes were also collected for participants their significant others and peer-befrienders. Qualitative interviews were also used to explore adjustment and the experiences of those receiving and those offering peer-befriending.
This presentation will utilise three videos that were developed to disseminate the results to participants and to the public more widely.
About the Speaker:
Katerina Hilari is a Professor of Acquired Communication Disorders and Research Centre Joint Lead for Language and Communication Sciences at City, University of London. She is a Speech and Language Therapist with a background in Psychology.
Her research is driven by the priorities of people with aphasia, focuses on the impact of aphasia on people's lives and ways to assess this impact and address it in rehabilitation.
Katerina has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and has received awards for research excellence (2011) and outstanding doctoral supervision (2015), and multiple research grants including from the European Social Fund, the NIHR, the Stroke Association, and the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.
Katerina leads the Trials for Aphasia Panel of the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists and is on the Board of Trustees of Aphasia Re-Connect.