Lecturer
School of Clinical Therapies
1.41

T: 021 4901746
Lecturer
Speech and Hearing Sciences
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: helen.kelly@ucc.ie
Dr. Helen Kelly is a speech and language therapist and is currently a lecturer in Speech and Hearing Sciences at University College Cork, Ireland. Her clinical experience and research interests focus on adults with acquired communication impairment, in particular, post-stroke aphasia, Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. Her doctoral research examined the ability of people with post-stroke aphasia to learn new vocabulary. Following completion of her PhD she achieved a post-doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship where she lead the Cochrane Review update- Speech and Language Therapy for Aphasia following Stroke. Recent research collaboration with Speakability and LTCAS involved the development of computer classes with aphasia accessible materials for people with aphasia. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Publications are also under McGrane (maiden name).

Research interests focus on the adult acquired communication impairment population. In particular, harnessing brain plasticity potential through impairment based therapies;  the ability of this population to demonstrate new learning and how this could impact on rehabilitation outcomes; functional therapies that encourage greater engagement in society through self-management.  

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'Communication Disorders'
Kelly, H., McBean, D. and van Wijck, F. (2012) 'Communication Disorders' In: Applied Neurosciences for the Allied Health Professions. UK: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. [Details]
(2012)'Other disorders associated with neurological conditions: fatigue, sleep disorders, incontinence and sexual dysfunction'
Chandler, B., McBean, D., Kelly, H. and van Wijck (2012) 'Other disorders associated with neurological conditions: fatigue, sleep disorders, incontinence and sexual dysfunction' In: Applied Neurosciences for the Allied Health Professions. UK: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke'
Brady, M. C, Kelly, H., Godwin, J. and Enderby,P. (2012) 'Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke'
Kelly, H; Brady, M; Enderby, P (2010) 'Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art. No,: CD000425. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000425.pub2 (5) [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'New word learning in people with aphasia'
Kelly, H; Armstrong, L (2008) 'New word learning in people with aphasia'. Aphasiology, 23 (12):1398-1417 [Details]
(2007)'Optimising rehabilitation outcomes for aphasia following stroke through new learning'
McGrane, H (2007) 'Optimising rehabilitation outcomes for aphasia following stroke through new learning'. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 23 (suppl 2):128-128 [Details]
(2007)'Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - a Cochrane review update'
McGrane, H. (2007) 'Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - a Cochrane review update'. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 23 (suppl2):34-34 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Opinion: SIGN 118 overlooks new evidence on aphasia'
Brady, M; Mackenzie, C; Enderby, P; Whitworth, A; Kelly, H; Sellars, C (2011) 'Opinion: SIGN 118 overlooks new evidence on aphasia' RCSLT Bulletin, (705) :11-11. [Details]
(2008)'The Maytor, the Shorpine and the Traigol'
McGrane, H; Armstrong, L (2008) 'The Maytor, the Shorpine and the Traigol' Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, (Summer) :8-10. [Details]
(2007)'Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - Cochrane systematic review'
McGrane, H (2007) 'Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - Cochrane systematic review' Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, (Summer) :16-16. [Details]
(2003)'Put a bit of 'SPPARC' into your caseload!'
Armstrong, L; Kelly, H (2003) 'Put a bit of 'SPPARC' into your caseload!' Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, (Summer) :8-10. [Details]
(2001)'Strength in Compromise'
McGrane, H; Stansfield, J (2001) 'Strength in Compromise' Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, (Autumn) :8-11. [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)IASLT Biennial Conference,
Kelly, H., Kennedy, N. (2013) All the world’s a stage. The use of actors in preparing speech and language therapy students for the real world: A realistic approach?. [Oral Presentation], IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin , 18-APR-13 - 19-APR-13. [Details]
(2012)RCSLT - 'Driving transformation using evidence based practice',
Kelly, H., Kennedy, N. and McCarthy, O. (2012) The use of actors in practice education: a novel approach to preparing speech and language therapy students for clinical practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], RCSLT - 'Driving transformation using evidence based practice', Manchester , 11-SEP-12 - 12-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011)British Aphasiology Society Conference,
Kelly, H; Law, J; McGuire, G (2011) The facilitation of social engagement and self-management through teaching computer skills to people with aphasia. [Oral Presentation], British Aphasiology Society Conference, University of Reading , 06-SEP-11 - 08-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)UK Stroke Forum,
Brady, M; Kelly, H; Enderby, P (2011) Aphasia rehabilitation - a Cochrane Systematic Review of the evidence for Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) compared with no SLT. [Oral Presentation], UK Stroke Forum, SECC, Glasgow , 29-NOV-11 - 01-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011)British Aphasiology Society Research in Progress meeting,
Brady, M; Kelly, H; Enderby, P (2011) Speech and Language Therapy for Aphasia: Delivering evidence of effectiveness. [Oral Presentation], British Aphasiology Society Research in Progress meeting, NMAHP, Glasgow Caledonian University , 19-APR-11 - 19-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Paul Broca's identification of expressive aphasia (special seminar),
Kelly, H (2011) Broca's legacy: Commentary on presentation by Prof Chris Code - 'Tan' and his friends. The evolution of aphasic lexical speech automatisms to agrammatism and the evolution of human language. [Invited Oral Presentation], Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Paul Broca's identification of expressive aphasia (special seminar), University of Edinburgh , 28-APR-11 - 28-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)European Stroke Conference,
Brady, M; Kelly, H; Enderby, P (2011) Aphasia rehabilitation - a Cochrane systematic review update of the evidence for Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) compared with no SLT. [Oral Presentation], European Stroke Conference, Hamburg, Germany , 24-MAY-11 - 27-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)The British Association of Clinical Linguists,
Clark, A; Kelly, H (2010) BACL Colloquium 2010. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The British Association of Clinical Linguists, Queen Margaret University , 11-JAN-10 - 12-JAN-10. [Details]
(2010)The British Association of Clinical Linguistics,
Clark, A; Kelly, H (2010) Teaching and supporting conversational and grammatical analysis skills in speech and language therapy students: current practices and future directions. [Oral Presentation], The British Association of Clinical Linguistics, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh , 11-JAN-10 - 12-JAN-10. [Details]
(2009)SLT Frontiers, RCSLT,
Kelly, H; Cameron, S; Scobbie, J (2009) Advancing Speech and Language Therapy through a Professional Doctorate. [Poster Presentation], SLT Frontiers, RCSLT, Perth, Scotland , 17-SEP-09 - 17-SEP-09. [Details]
(2007)European Stroke Conference,
McGrane, H (2007) Optimising rehabilitation outcomes for aphasia following stroke through new learning. [Poster Presentation], European Stroke Conference, Glasgow , 29-MAY-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)European Stroke Conference,
McGrane, H; Brady, M; Enderby, P (2007) Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - a Cochrane review update. [Oral Presentation], European Stroke Conference, Glasgow , 29-MAY-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference,
McGrane, H (2007) Optimising rehabilitation outcomes for aphasia following stroke through new learning. [Poster Presentation], British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference, Edinburgh , 10-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference,
McGrane, H; Brady, M; Enderby, P (2007) Evidence for Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - a Cochrane review update. [Oral Presentation], British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference, Edinburgh , 10-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
McGrane, H (2007) Optimising rehabilitation outcomes for aphasia following stroke through new learning. [Oral Presentation], World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Copenhagen , 05-AUG-07 - 09-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
McGrane, H; Brady, M; Enderby,P (2007) Speech and Language Therapy for aphasia following stroke - a Cochrane review update. [Oral Presentation], World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Copenhagen , 05-AUG-07 - 09-AUG-07. [Details]
(2006)British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference,
McGrane, H (2006) The rehabilitation of aphasia may involve new learning. [Oral Presentation], British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference, Sheffield , 05-JUN-06 - 05-JUN-06. [Details]
(2003)British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference,
McGrane, H (2003) Can aphasic adults learn new vocabulary?. [Oral Presentation], British Aphasiology Society Bienniel International Conference, Newcastle , 01-SEP-03 - 01-SEP-03. [Details]
(2002)British Aphasiology Society and British Neurological Society Autumn Meeting,
McGrane, H (2002) Can aphasics demonstrate new learning of novel word forms with novel meanings?. [Poster Presentation], British Aphasiology Society and British Neurological Society Autumn Meeting, University of York , 01-SEP-02 - 01-SEP-02. [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2006)An investigation into the ability of adults with post-stroke aphasia to learn new vocabulary.
McGrane, H (2006) An investigation into the ability of adults with post-stroke aphasia to learn new vocabulary. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists full member/
British Aphasiology Society Committee member (Website Co-Ordinator)/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
British Aphasiology Society Web-site Co-Ordinator/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland Lecturer12-SEP-11 / 31-DEC-12
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland Lecturer in Speech and Hearing Sciences01-FEB-08 / 12-SEP-11
Fife NHS Trust Specialist Speech and Language Therapist/
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Profession (NMAHP) Research Unit, Stirling University Clinical Research Fellow/

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2000Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh BSc HonsSpeech and Language Pathology
2006Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh PHDSpeech and Language Therapy
2005Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin CertificateManagement of Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Disorders
2003LSVT Foundation CertificateLee Silverman Voice Therapy
2010Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh MScModule NM232 Education in Action 1
2011Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh MScModule NM233 Education in Action 2

Adult acquired communication impairments

Practice Education

Research Methods in Speech and Language Therapy  

Dysphagia 


Dr. Helen Kelly is year tutor for 3rd year BSc in Speech and Hearing Sciences