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Get involved in research

If you are interested in getting involved in research there are a couple of ways to make this happen!

Conversation therapy

Dr Suzanne Beeke would be very interested to hear from anyone who would like to trial using a Better Conversations with Aphasia approach in their clinical setting or who would be interested in doing an MSc or PhD project in conversation therapy.  You can contact Suzanne by email, s.beeke@ucl.ac.uk.

Taught courses

Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders (PGCert/MRes) - the first intake of students will start in September 2014. The programme is aimed at professionals already working in child or adult services in health, education or social care who have an interest in developing research expertise and have a motivation to carry out research in their workplace.

The programme is modular and offers students the option of full-time, part-time or flexible study building towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or a full Masters in Research (MRes) over 1 to 5 years and is specifically designed for busy professionals who wish to combine clinical work with professional development in applied research.

Doctorate in Clinical Communication Science - this programme has been designed so that qualified professionals working with communication impairment (including but not limited to speech and language therapists, audiologists, specialist teachers, psychologists and occupational therapists) can continue to work in the NHS or education sectors whilst studying.  It is the first of its kind in the UK and we anticipate that participants will make research links between their professional work and their studies at UCL.

This is a 4 year part-time programme, with up to two days per week at UCL in the first two years. By the end of the second year students will have completed a detailed research proposal, obtained ethics approval and written a literature review. The final two years focus entirely on students' own research project.