Our members

The Aphasia Lab comprises La Trobe University staff, postdoctoral fellows and research higher degree students who are active in aphasia research.

Visiting faculty and students active in aphasia research may also become guest members of the lab.

Aphasia clinicians and people with aphasia also participate in our community development sessions.

Current members

Miranda Rose

Miranda is the Director of the Aphasia Lab. She is a Principal Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at La Trobe University.

Michelle Attard

Michelle's research investigates the effects of three community aphasia group models for people with aphasia and their families.

Caroline Baker

Caroline’s research investigates the translation of stepped psychological care to manage after stroke depression for people with aphasia.

Dr Marcella Carragher

Marcella is a postdoctoral researcher in the Aphasia Lab and Trial Manager for the ASK clinical trial.

Abby Foster

Abby is a lecturer in aphasia at La Trobe University and Assistant Trial Manager for the COMPARE clinical trial.

Lucette Lanyon

Lucie is co-founder of the online resource Aphasia Community and the Aphasia Community national group registry. Lucie’s research and clinical interests include the long-term management of post-stroke aphasia and adult acquired and progressive disability.

Jasvinder Sekhon

Jas' PhD focuses on the counselling practice and efficacy of speech pathologists working with people with post stroke aphasia.

Maya Menahemi-Falkov

Maya's research examines the effect of maintenance programs on the long-term retention of outcomes from intensive aphasia treatment programs in people with chronic aphasia.

John E. Pierce

John's research compares lower-intensity multi-modal and constraint-induced aphasia therapies.

Dr. Robyn O'Halloran

Dr Robyn O'Halloran worked for over 10 years as a speech pathologist with adults

Guest members

Carola de Beer

Visiting PhD student from Bielefeld University, Germany, August-December 2014.

Project: "Which gesture types make a difference? Interpretation of semantic content communicated by people with aphasia via different gesture types"

email: carola.de_beer@uni-bielefeld.de

Karin van Nispen

Visiting PhD student from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, August-December 2014.

Project: "Does gesture add to the comprehensibility of people with aphasia?"

email: k.vannispen@uvt.nl

Dr Kazuki Sekine

Visiting Fellow, ongoing collaboration.

Topics: Gesture and aphasia

email: kazuki@tkc.att.ne.jp

Professor Laura Murray

Indiana University, USA, October-November 2015.

Topic: Aphasia and cognition

email: lmurray@indiana.edu