About us

The Aphasia Lab was established in July 2014 and is situated in the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport within the College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) at La Trobe University. The lab brings together researchers who work with people with aphasia to further our understanding of the impact of aphasia.

Aphasia is a language disorder that affects a person's ability to talk, read, write and understand the spoken word, and can occur after stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain cancer.

Our research investigates the impact of aphasia, contributes to finding ways to reduce its severity and  aims to help people live better with aphasia.


The Aphasia Lab conducts research activities and promotes collaboration between researchers, clinicians, community organisations and universities involved in aphasia research.

The lab brings La Trobe aphasia researchers together to:

  • complete existing research projects
  • increase project idea generation and creativity
  • identify lab member continuing education needs and find solutions
  • enhance team cohesion and sense of community
  • develop writing assignments, conference and public presentations
  • share aphasia-related information, activity and resources
  • support the development of strong, vocal and active aphasia community advocacy
  • involve aphasia clinicians and people with aphasia and their families/carers in project development and activities.

Our members

Meet our current and past lab members and learn more about our research specialisations.

Lab leader

Miranda RoseProfessor Miranda Rose

Professor, College of Science, Health and Engineering

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