Professor Miranda Lee

Professor Miranda Lee Rose


Professor, Academic Coordinator-Research, College of Science, Health and Engineering

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Community and Clinical Allied Health

HS1-306, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

Living with Disability Research Centre


B App Sc (SpPath), Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne, Australia; Grad Dip Communication Disorders, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne, Australia; Grad Dip Health Research Methods, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; PhD, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.


Research fellow

Membership of professional associations

Fellow of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia; Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment; Stroke Society of Australia, USA Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders, World Stroke Organisation

Area of study

Speech Pathology

Brief profile

Professor Rose is the Academic Coordinator-Research in the College of Science, Health and Engineering and Principal Research Fellow in the School of Allied Health. She is a member of the Living with Disability Research Centre ( Miranda is director of the La Trobe Aphasia Lab ( and supervises higher degree students in the areas of aphasia rehabilitation and communication disability. Miranda leads a team of investigators on "COMPARE", ( a national randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy of constraint induced and multi-modality aphasia therapies, funded by the National Health Medical Research Council. She is a Chief Investigator on the ASK Trial ( funded by the NHMRC that is investigating the effects of an early intervention to prevent depression and enhance quality of life in people with aphasia after stroke. Miranda directs a team exploring the efficacy and proliferation of high quality community aphasia groups in Australia ( funded through an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. 

Research interests


- Aphasia

Speech Pathology

- Communication Disability

Recent publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Lanyon, L., Worrall, L., & Rose, M. (In press accepted 14 nov 2017). What really matters to people with aphasia when it comes to group work? A qualitative investigation of factors impacting participation and integration. International Journal of Language and Commuication Disorders,
  • Attard, M., Loupis, J., Togher, L., & Rose, M. (2017). The efficacy of an inter-disciplinary community aphasia group for living well with aphasia, Aphasiology, ealry online,
  • Lanyon, L., Worrall, L., & Rose, M. (2017). Exploring the potential consequences of community aphasia group participation: From "I know where I belong now" to "Some people didn't really fit in". Aphasiology, early online,
  • Pierce, J., Menahemi-Falkov, M., Togher, L., & Rose, M. (2017). Constraint and multi-modal approaches to therapy for chronic aphasia. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, early online
  • Baker, C., Worrall, L., Rose, M., Hudson, K., Ryan, B., & O’Byrne, L. (2017). A systematic review of rehabilitation interventions to effectively prevent and treat depression in post-stroke aphasia. Disability and Rehabilitation, Early online http://DOI:10.1080/09638288.2017.1315181
  • Rose, M., Mok, Z., & Sekine, K. (2016). The communicative effectiveness of pantomime gesture in people with aphasia. International Journal of Communication and Language Disorders,early online, http://DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12268
  • Van Nispen, K., van de Sandt-Koenderman, M., Sekine, K., Krahmer, E., & Rose, M. (2017). Part of the message comes in gesture: How people with aphasia convey information in different gesture types as compared to information in their speech, Aphasiology, 31 (9), 1078-1103. Open Access.
  • De Beer, C., Carragher, M., van Nispen, K., de Ruiter, J., Hogrefe, K., & Rose, M. (2017). How much information do people with aphasia convey via gesture? American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 26, 483-497. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0027
  • Nagpal, A., Hamilton-Bruce, M., Kremer, K., Kaidonis, X., Milton, A., Levi, C., Sontao, S., Carey, L., Hillier, S, Rose, M., Churliov, L., Zacest, A., Takhar, P., & Koblar, S. (2016). TOOTH (The Open study Of dental pulp stem cell (DPSC) Therapy in Humans): Study protocol for evaluating safety and feasibility of autologous human adult stem cell therapy in patients with chronic disability after stroke. International Journal of Stroke. 11(5), 575-585.
  • Simmons-Mackie, N., Worrall, L., Murray, L., Enderby, P., Rose, M., Paek, A., & Klippi, A. (2016). “The top ten”: Best practice recommendations for aphasia. Aphasiology, early online
  • Godecke, E., Armstrong, E., Rai, T., Middleton, S., Cicone, N., Holland, A., Cadilhac, D., Whitworth, A., Rose, M., Hankey, G., Ellery, F., Bernhardt, J. (2016). A prospective multicentre, randomised controlled trial of Very Early Rehabilitation in Speech (VERSE) in patients with aphasia following acute stroke. International Journal of Stroke, 11(5), 586-592.
  • Worrall, L., Ryan, B., Hudson, K., Kneebone, I., Simmons-Mackie, N., Khan, A., Hoffman, T., Power, E., Togher, L., & Rose, M. (2016). Reducing the psychosocial impact of aphasia on mood and quality of life in people with aphasia and the impact of caregiving in family members through the Aphasia Action Success Knowledge (Aphasia ASK) program: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials,
  • Tate, R., Perdices, M., Rosenkeotter, U., Shadfish., W., Vohra, S., Barlow, D., …….Rose, M., Wilson, B. (2016). The SCRIBE (Single-Case Reporting guidelines in Behavioural Intervention) Statement. Archives of Scientific Psychology,4, 1-9. DOI:
  • Steel, G., Eadie, P., & Rose, M. (2016). The production of complement clauses in children with language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 59(2), 330-341. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-15-0001.
  • Foster, A., O’Halloran, R., Rose, M., & Worrall, L. (2016). “I do the best I can”: An in-depth exploration of the aphasia management pathway in the acute hospital setting. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(18), 1765-: doi/full/10.3109/09638288.2015.1107766.
  • Serry, T., Liamputtong, P., & Rose, M. (2016). Parents’ experiences of their children’s supplementary reading intervention: A qualitative exploration. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, early online
  • Rose, M., Mok, Z., Carragher, M., Katthagen, S., & Attard, M. (2016). Comparing Multi-modality and Constraint Induced treatment for aphasia: therapies A preliminary investigation of generalisation to discourse. Aphasiology, 26(7), 895-916, 10.1080/02687038.2015.1100706.
  • Foster, A., O'Halloran, R., Rose, M., & Worrall, L. (2016). "Communication's taking a back seat": Speech-language pathologists' perceptions of aphasia management in acute hospital settings. Aphasiology, 30(5), 585-608.
  • Power, E., Thomas, E., Worrall, L., Rose, M., Togher, L., et al. (2015). Development and validation of  Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Best Practice Statements using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method. British Medical Journal Open,
  • Rose, M., & Attard, M. (2015). Practices and challenges in community aphasia groups in Australia: Results of a national survey. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 17(3), 241-251.
  • Attard, M., Lanyon, L., & Rose, M. (2015). Consumer perspectives on community aphasia groups. A narrative literature review in the context of psychological wellbeing. Aphasiology, 29(8), 893-1019.
  • Sekhon, J., Douglas, J., & Rose, M. (2015). Current Australian speech-language pathology practice in addressing psychological well-being in people with aphasia after stroke. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 17(3), 252-262.
  • Foster, A., O'Halloran, R., Rose, M., & Worrall. (2015). "That doesn't translate": The role of eveidece-based practice in disempowering speech-language pathologists in acute aphasia management. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology,
  • Pang, S., Mok., Z., & Rose, M. (2015). Time for change: Results of a national survey of SLP practice in CALD aphasia rehabilitation. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology,17(1), 20-26.
  • O’Halloran, R., Lee, S., Rose, M., & Liamputtong, P. (2014). Creating communicatively accessible healthcare settings: Speech-language pathologists’ perceptions about reasons why and ways how. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology,16(6), 603-614.
  • Rose, M., Ferguson, A., Power, E., Togher, L., & Worrall, L. (2014). Aphasia rehabilitation in Australia: Current practices, challenges and future directions. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 16(2), 169-180.
  • Thomas, E., Power, E., Worrall, L., Rose, M., Togher, L., & Ferguson, A. (2014). A national approach to improving aphasia services: Application of a knowledge transfer and exchange framework. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 16(1), 30-36.
  • Brown, K., Hill, A., Copley, A., Rose, M., & Cartwright, B. (2014). The changing face of clinicial research. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology,16(1), 14-18.
  • Serry, T., Rose, M., & Liamputtong, P. (2014). Reading recovery teachers discuss Reading Recovery: A qualitative investigation. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 19(1), 61-73.
  • Kendall, D., Raymer, A., Rose., M., Gilbert, J., Gonzalez Rothi, L. (2014). Anomia treatment platform as a behavioral engine for use in research on physiological adjuvants to neurorehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(3), 391-400.
  • Rose, M. (2014). Larger sets of words are generally better in anomia treatment: Or is it longer treatment duration? Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. Abstracted from Snell, C., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M. (2010). How many words should we provide in anomia therapy? A meta-analysis and a case series study. Aphasiology, 24(1), 1064-1094.
  • Rose, M., Cherney, L., & Worrall, L. (2013). Intensive comprehensive aphasia rehabilitation programs (ICAPs): An international survey of practice. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(5), 379-387.
  • Rose, M. (2013). The emerging clarity of the roles of gesture in communication and intervention for people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 27(9), 1010-1014.
  • Rose, M., Attard, M., Mok, Z., Lanyon, L., & Foster, A. (2013). Multi-modality aphasia therapy is as efficacious as constraint induced aphasia therapy: A phase one study. Aphasiology, 27(8), 938-971.
  • Rose, M., Raymer, A., Lanyon, L., & Attard, C. (2013). A systematic review of gesture treatments for post-stroke aphasia. Aphasiology, 27(9), 1090-1127.  
  • Sekine, K., Rose, M., Foster, A., Attard, M., & Lanyon, L. (2013). Gesture production patterns in aphasic discourse: In-depth description and preliminary predictions. Aphasiology, 27(9), 1031-1049
  • Sekine, K. & Rose, M. (2013). The relationship of aphasia type to gesture production in people with aphasia. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology,  22(4), 662-672.
  • Rose, M. (2013). Releasing the constraints on aphasia therapy: The positive impact of gesture and multi-modality treatments. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 22, S227-239.
  • Steel, G., Rose, M., Eadie, P., & Thornton, R. (2013). Assessment of complement clauses: A comparison between elicitation tasks and language sample data. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 15(3), 286-295.
  • Worrall, L., Howe, T., O'Callaghan, A., Hill, A., Rose, M., Wallace, S., Rose, T., Brown, K., Power, E., O'Halloran, R and Rohde, A. (2013). The World Report on Disability as a blueprint for international, national, and local aphasia services. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1), 106-112
  • Foster, A., Worrall, L., Rose, M., & O’Halloran, R. (2013). Turning the tide: Putting acute aphasia management back on the agenda through evidence based practice. Aphasiology, 27(4), 420-443.
  • Attard, M., Rose, M., & Lanyon, L. (2013). The comparative effects of multi-modality aphasia therapy and constraint-induced aphasia therapy-plus for severe chronic Broca’s aphasia: An in-depth pilot study. Aphasiology, 27(1), 80-111.
  • Lanyon, L., Rose, M, & Worrall, L. (2013). The efficacy of community aphasia groups. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 15(4), 359-374.
  • Steel, G., Rose, M., Eadie, P. (2013). Assessment of complex sentences in children with language impairment: Six key suggestions from the literature. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 15(1), 32-35.
  • Rose, M. (2012). Non-intensive picture naming treatment is as efficacious as intensive treatment in chronic aphasia. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. Abstracted from Sage, K., Snell, C., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2011). How intensive does anomia therapy for people with aphasia need to be? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21(1), 26-41.


Older publications


  • Rose, M. and Best, D. (Eds.) (2005). Transforming practice through clinical education, professional supervision, and mentoring. Elsevier, London.
  • Best D., and Rose, M. (1996). Quality Supervision: Theory and Practice for clinical supervisors.  W.B. Saunders, London.

Book Chapters

  • Rose, M. (2013). Single-subject experimental designs in the health research. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.). Research methods in health: Foundations for evidence based practice (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Rose, M., Edwards, H., & Best, D. (2010). Educating fieldwork educators and managers. In L. McAllister, M. Paterson, J. Higgs & C. Bithell. (Eds.), Innovations in allied health fieldwork education. A critical appraisal. Sense Publishers: The Netherlands.
  • Rose, M.  (2010). Expressing one’s self in aphasia: The role of gesture in aphasia treatments.   In E. Morsella (Ed.). Expressing oneself / expressing one’s self: Robert M. Krauss’s influence on communication, cognition, language, and identity (pp. 23-48). New York: Taylor and Francis.

Journal Articles

  • Boo, M. & Rose, M. (2011). The efficacy of repetition, semantic, and gesture treatments for verb retrieval and use in Broca’s aphasia. Aphasiology, 25(2), 154-175.
  • Chue, W., & Rose, M. (2010). The reliability of the Communication Disability Profile. A patient reported outcome measure for aphasia. Aphasiology, 24(6-8), 940-956.
  • Stocks, R., Dacakis, G., Phyland, D. & Rose, M. (2009). The effect of Smooth Speech on the speech production of an individual with ataxic dysarthria. Brain Injury, 23(10), 820-826.
  • Lanyon, L. & Rose, M. (2009). Do the hands have it? The facilitation effects of arm and hand gesture on word retrieval in aphasia. Aphasiology, 23(7-8), 809-822.
  • Serry, T., Rose, M., & Liamputtong, P. (2008). Oral language predictors for the at-risk reader: A review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10(6), 392-403.
  • Rose, M. & Sussmilch, G. (2008). The effects of semantic and gesture treatments on verb retrieval and verb use in Broca’s aphasia. Aphasiology, 22(7/8), 691-706.
  • Rose, M. & Douglas, J. (2008). Treating semantic deficits in aphasia with gesture and verbal methods. Aphasiology, 22(1), 1-22.
  • Raymer, S., Beeson, P., Holland, A., Kendall, D., Maher, L., Martin, N., Murray, L., Rose, M., Thompson, C., Turkstra, L. (2008). Translational research in aphasia: From neuroscience to neuro-rehabilitation. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 51, S259-275.
  • Luck, A. & Rose, M.  (2007). Interviewing people with aphasia. Insights into methods adjustments from a pilot study, Aphasiology, 21(2), 208-224.
  • Rose, M. & Douglas, J. (2006). A comparison of verbal and gesture treatments for a word production deficit resulting from acquired apraxia of speech. Aphasiology, 20(12), 1186-1209.
  • Rose, M. (2006). The utility of gesture treatments in aphasia. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology,8(2), 92-109.
  • Rose, M. (2006). A call for interdisciplinary research in establishing the utility of gesture in aphasia treatment. A reply to Marshall, Power and Code, Hadar and Rumiati, de Ruiter, Feyereisen, Rodriguez and Gonzalez Rothi, Beattie and Shovelton, and Miller. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 8 (2), 149-152.
  • Rose, M. (2005). The cycle of crisis in clinical education. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 7 (3), 158-161.
  • Marriott, J., Taylor, S., Simpson, M., Bull, R., Galbraith, K., Howarth, H., Leversha, A., Best, D., & Rose, M. (2005). An Australian national strategy for pharmacy preceptor education and support. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 13, 81-90.
  • Rose, M. & Bradley, M. (2004). Aphasia Unlimited. Australian Communication Quarterly, 6, (2), 82-84.
  • Rose, M. & Douglas, J. (2003). Limb apraxia, pantomime, and lexical gesture in aphasic speakers: Preliminary findings. Aphasiology, 17, (5), 453-464.
  • Rose, M., Douglas, J., & Matyas, T. (2002). The comparative effectiveness of gesture and verbal treatments for a specific phonologic naming impairment. Aphasiology, 16, (10/11), 1001-1030.
  • Rose, M., & Douglas, J. (2001). The differential facilitatory effects of gesture and visualisation processes on object naming in aphasia. Aphasiology, 15, (10/11), 977-990.


Research projects

  • Technology solutions to enabling healthcare communication for post-stroke aphasia
  • Supporting wellbeing in people with aphasia after stroke
  • The efficacy and impacts of community aphasia groups in Australia
  • The comparative efficacy of constraint-induced aphasia therapy and multi-modality aphasia therapy
  • The use of arm and hand gestures in English and aphasic discourse
  • Aphasia management practices in Australia
  • Aphasia interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse clients