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  • We are pleased to announce that, for the third year running, a UCL SLT student has been awarded the British Aphasiology Society student project prize. Belen Lopez Cutrin’s project title is ‘Investigating the effects of social interaction and intellectual activities on cognitive functioning in people with aphasia’. She was jointly supervised by Anne Edmundson and Dr Carolyn Bruce.
  • Firle Beckley and Sharon Adjei, two of our graduate students, are re-launching the UCL Aphasia Research Group (ARG; formerly the ATRG). The group aims to open up communication between researchers, clinicians and anyone with an interest in Aphasia. For more information, including the date of the first meeting, visit the ARG blog at
  • Lindsay Breeson and Tom Butler, graduates from the MSc Speech and Language Sciences Programme, recently presented their masters projects at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference. Lindsay's project was titled 'Patient priorities for rehabilitation following their oral or oropharyngeal cancer treatment', and Tom's was titled 'Patient reported outcomes for speech following treatment for oral or oropharyngeal cancers'. Their projects were completed at the University College London Hospital with Roganie Govender within the Head and Neck Cancer unit, and Christina Smith at UCL.
  • We would like to offer many congratulations to Dr Mo Henderson who completed her doctorate study titled ‘Making Meal Times Better for those with a Dementia’ in 2012.  Dr Henderson was the first graduate from the Doctorate in Clinical Communication Sciences.  Mo worked tirelessly throughout her programme, and produced a rigorous study which is both insightful and clinically applicable.   
  • Congratulations to Firle Beckley, Research Associate, on being awarded a prestigious Stroke Association Junior Research Training Fellowship to fund her PhD. She will investigate the evidence base for conversation therapy in aphasia by determining which components of the intervention are crucial for effecting conversation change (education versus training), and by exploring whether cognitive flexibility influences therapy efficacy. Her primary supervisor will be Suzanne Beeke, and her secondary supervisor Wendy Best.
  • Clinical Doctorate and PhD students in the Division recently hosted a successful lunchtime poster session as part of module HCSCRS04 Exploring Academic Writing and Reading. Many thanks to staff and students who came along.
  • Slideshow and downloads of the students’ posters
  • Professor Rosemary Varley has joined the department. Her research focuses on developing biologically plausible accounts of human cognition, particularly in the domains of speech and language, and language-linked cognitive function.