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Speech & Language Therapy - Structured

Course overview

The Discipline of Speech & Language Therapy aims to stimulate, conduct and disseminate high quality research which will have a significant impact on the lives of people with communication disability, speech and language therapy practice, and the education of health care professionals. The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy focuses on the following research themes: understanding the lives of people living with communication disorders in a range of contexts (e.g., clinic, classroom, and community), assessment and intervention for culturally and bilingually diverse populations, evidence-based practice, communication in healthcare settings, education of healthcare professionals, and civic engagement. The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy has expertise in a range of methodologies e.g., discourse analysis, participatory health research, grounded theory, narrative inquiry, single case studies, and quantitative methods. Applications for PhD degrees are welcomed.

Entry requirements

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Duration

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

Further enquiries

Contact Us
Dr. Rena Lyons

Speech & Language Therapy
School of Health Sciences
Medicine Nusing Health Sciences
Áras Moyola, NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2918

Research areas

Areas of interest

The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the following research themes:
Understanding the lives of people living with communication disorders and their carers across a range of contexts
Assessment and intervention for culturally and bilingually diverse populations
Evidence-based practice
Education of health care professions
Communication in healthcare settings
Civic engagement

Researcher profiles
Please refer to the Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy website for further information on staff research interests, activities and expertise.
Dr. Rena Lyons
Dr. Mary Pat O Malley Keighran
Dr. Ruth McMenamin
Dr. Clare Carroll
Dr. Stasha Antonijevic-Elliot

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