Lecturer
School of Clinical Therapies
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (Rm 1.33)
Brookfield Health Sciences Building
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

T: 021 4901746
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 and a full member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Publications are also under McGrane (maiden name).

Dr. Kelly's clinical experience and research interests focus on adults with acquired communication impairment, in particular, post-stroke aphasia. 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.

Dr. Kelly was principle investigator in collaboration with Speakability, Edinburgh and LTCAS where she developed, ran and evaluated bespoke computer classes for people with aphasia. Her current research interests include investigating the use of technology in the assessment and rehabilitation of aphasia, some of which includes the use of eye-tracking technology.

Research Interests

Post-Graduate Supervision

Graduated
PhD
Dr James Robertson (Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, UK)
Research area - The choir as therapeutic context: a service evaluation of responses from patients and staff in a medium secure forensic unit following their participation in a series of choral experiences.

MSc
Aoife Nic Chairtaigh (UCC)
Research area - The Orpington Prognostic Score as a predictor of functional outcome post-stroke as determined by the Modified Barthel Index

Current students
PhD Candidates
Dominika Lisiecka (UCC)
Research area - The lived experience of dysphagia in Motor Neurone Disease

Aine Kearns (UCC)
Research area - The use of technology in aphasia

Undergraduate Supervision (final year dissertations)

2014-2015

Niamh Burke - Normative data for auditory, sentence, paragraph and conversation processing in typical Irish adults based on REACT-2 software using additional eye-tracker data
Amy Crean - The Conversation Partner Scheme from the student perspective
Claire Duffy - Normative data for auditory, sentence, paragraph and conversation processing in typical Irish adults based on REACT-2 software using additional eye-tracker data
Nina Hartmann - Does using the NeuroHero- Talk Around It app improve word retrieval abilities?
Ruth McCluskey - The Conversation Partner Scheme from the perspective of the people with aphasia

2013-2014
Anne Barrett - An investigation into the inter-rater reliability and interpretation of videofluoroscopy swallow studies by expert and novice Speech and Language Therapists using eye-tracking
Niamh Coughlan - An investigation of the Short Term Memory Span of adults through the use of a computerised assessment
Fiona Kennedy - The use of computers in people with aphasia
Emer Noble - Examining Eye Gaze in Single Picture Description Tasks, with the use of Eye-Tracking Software
2012-2013
Sinead Ashe - An investigation into the Relationship between Memory and Verbal Fluency (TILDA database)
Maeve Barry - Clinical Decision Making Skills of Student Speech and Language Therapists in the Management of Dysphagia
Meghan Butler - An exploratory eye-tracking study investigating the decision-making process involved in the completion of the TROG
Catriona Lynam - Perceptions of ageing in 31-49 year olds (TILDA database)
Vanessa O'Connor - Examination of career choices of leaving cert students in medical and allied health care professions


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Dysphagia - the personal experiences of individuals with MND and their caregivers.Health Research Board01-AUG-1531-JUL-17€162,506.00
HRB "SSS/2014/780 Amy Culloty - Dr Helen Kelly" - "An examination of the Irish (TILDA) and British (ELSA) longitudinal studies of ageing from a speech and language therapist perspective"Health Research Board03-JUN-1429-JUL-14€2,000.00
Purchase of laptop for the eye-tracker device.Miscellaneous31-JUL-1331-JUL-14€6,000.00
Short Term Science Mission (STSM) Grant: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) - Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs) 2014Other: Not Listed€1,500.00
UCC Staff Travel Research Grant 2014Other: Not Listed€5,000.00
ERASMUS Staff Training Visit 2013ERASMUS€971.00
Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS): Use of computers to enhance the lives of those with aphasia 2009 - 2011Other: Not Listed€46,560.00
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Self-feeding after Stroke 2009Other: Not Listed€1,000.00
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Consortium Training Scheme, University of Stirling: Test-retest reliability of the VARK profile of learning preferences tool 2007Other: Not Listed€10,000.00
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Consortium Training Scheme, University of Stirling: Clinical Research Fellowship (Stroke Programme) 2006 - 2008Other: Not Listed€70,018.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Narrowing the digital divide-facilitating access to computer technology to enhance the lives of those with aphasia: a feasibility study'
Kelly, H;Kennedy, F;Britton, H;McGuire, G;Law, J (2016) 'Narrowing the digital divide-facilitating access to computer technology to enhance the lives of those with aphasia: a feasibility study'. Aphasiology, 30 :133-163 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Speech and language therapy for aphasia after stroke: an updated systematic review and meta-analyses'
Brady, M., Godwin, J., Enderby, P., Kelly, H., Campbell, P. (2016) 'Speech and language therapy for aphasia after stroke: an updated systematic review and meta-analyses'. Stroke, 47 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke'
Brady MC, Kelly H, Godwin J, Enderby P, Campbell P. (2016) 'Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke'. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Assessment and treatment of short-term and working memory impairments in stroke aphasia - a practical tutorial'
Salis, C., Kelly, H. & Code, C. (2015) 'Assessment and treatment of short-term and working memory impairments in stroke aphasia - a practical tutorial'. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, [Details]
(2012)'Book Review'
Kelly, H. (2012) 'Book Review'. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 19 :67-69 [Details]
(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] [CORA Link] [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] [CORA Link] [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]

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]

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]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2011)The Dysphagia Placement Workbook.
Cocks, N. & Harding, C. (2011) The Dysphagia Placement Workbook. Book Reviews [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 Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006Clinical Research Fellowship Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions Consortium (Stroke Programme)
2011Highest Scoring Abstract across disciplines Stroke Forum 2011

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Aphasiology Society Committee member (Website Co-Ordinator)13-OCT-10 /
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists full member01-JUL-96 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference,
Brady MC, Kelly H, Godwin J, Enderby P, Campbell P. (2016) What’s new? Cochrane systematic review of SLT for Aphasia After Stroke 2016. [Oral Presentation], International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, London . [Details]
(2016)European Stroke Organisation Conference,
Brady MC, Kelly H, Godwin J, Enderby P, Campbell P. (2016) Speech and language therapy (SLT) for aphasia after stroke: Cochrane systematic review evidence of intensity, dose and delivery models of SLT. [Oral Presentation], European Stroke Organisation Conference, Barcelona . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Kearns, A., Kelly, H. & Pitt, I. (2016) Systematic review. [Poster Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)ESSD Congress (6th),
Lisiecka, D., Kelly, H. & Jackson, J (2016) What do people living with ALS think about dysphagia? An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of patient and caregivers' experiences. [Oral Presentation], ESSD Congress (6th), Milan . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Kearns, A., Kelly, H. & Pitt, I. (2016) Co-design of an ICT user experience feedback tool with people with aphasia. [Oral Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Lisiecka, D., Kelly, H. & Jackson, J (2016) Experiencing Dysphagia in Motor Neurone Disease – a Qualitative Study of a Patient and Caregiver’s Perceptions. [Poster Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Culloty, A. and Kelly, H (2016) The Association between Mental Health and Cognitive Function in Community-Dwelling Older Irish Adults: A Population-Based Study. [Poster Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Kelly, H., Kennedy, F., Britton, H., Maguire, G. & Law, J. (2016) Barriers and facilitators to enhancing quality of life for people with aphasia through the use of computers: a feasability study. [Oral Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Barrett, A. & Kelly, H. (2016) Inter-rater reliability in videoflouroscopy interpretation by expert and novice Speech and Language Therapists: an exploratory eye-tracking study. [Poster Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics,
Lisiecka, D., Kelly, H. & Jackson, J (2016) Analysing Patients’ Experiences and Perceptions to Improve Our Care. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in Speech & Language Therapy Research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], World Conference of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)IASLT Biennial Conference,
Barrett, A. & Kelly, H. (2015) An Insight into Dysphagia Assessment by Novice and Expert SLTs Using Eye-Tracker Technology. [Oral Presentation], IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin , 23-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)5th ESSD Congress: Swallowing disorders: from compensation to recovery,
Barrett, A. & Kelly, H. (2015) Insight into dysphagia assessment by novice and expert speech and language therapists using eye-tracker technology. [Oral Presentation], 5th ESSD Congress: Swallowing disorders: from compensation to recovery, Barcelona , 28-SEP-15 - 03-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)IASLT Biennial Conference,
Salis, C., Hwang, F., Kelly, H., Coughlan, N. & Swain, S. (2015) MEMO TEST: Standardisation of a novel computerised test of auditory short-term memory. [Poster Presentation], IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin , 23-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)IASLT Biennial Conference,
Kelly, H., Salis, C. & Code, C. (2015) Treatments of short-term/working memory in post-stroke aphasia: a systematic review. [Poster Presentation], IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin , 23-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)IASLT Biennial Conference,
Cronin, M., Kelly, H. & Walshe, N. (2015) Self-rated confidence and competence in dysphagia clinical skills of final year Speech & Language Therapy students following bespoke workshops. [Poster Presentation], IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin , 23-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)IASLT Biennial Conference,
Lisiecka, D., Kelly, H. & Jackson, J. (2015) Living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Dysphagia - the personal experiences of individuals with MND and their caregivers. [Poster Presentation], IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin , 23-APR-15 - 24-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)RCSLT Conference 2014, Mind the gap: Putting research into practice,
Brady, M., Kelly, H., Godwin, J. & Enderby, P. (2014) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy (SLT) for aphasia after stroke. [Oral Presentation], RCSLT Conference 2014, Mind the gap: Putting research into practice, University of Leeds , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)BAS Therapy Symposium,
Swain, S., Coughlan, N., Kelly, H., Hwang, F. & Salis, C. (2014) Assessing short-term memory with the matching listening span: Psychometric properties of a computerised version. [Poster Presentation], BAS Therapy Symposium, Birmingham City University , 04-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)16th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference,
Salis, C., Kelly, H. & Code, C. (2014) The role of short-term and working memory in the assessment and treatment of aphasia: a systematic review. [Poster Presentation], 16th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, The Hague , 18-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14. [Details]
(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)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]
(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)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 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]
(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; 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; 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)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)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]
(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)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]
(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]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Teaching & Curriculum, UCC Committee Member2016 /
CORU - Speech and Language Therapist Board Panel of Assessors Speech and Language Therapist Board Panel of Assessors2016 /
Stroke Association UK - Research Awards Panel Research Awards Panel2016 /
Graduate Studies Committee, UCC Committee Member2015 /
Staff Selection Committee, UCC School Member2013 / 2013
College of Medicine & Health Student Tutoring Committee, UCC School Representative2012 /
School of Clinical Therapies Student Affairs Committee, UCC Member2011 /
British Aphasiology Society Web-site Co-Ordinator2010 /
Fitness to Practice Committee, UCC School of Clinical Therapies Representative2012 /
UCC Personal Academic Tutor Scheme School of Clinical Therapies Representative2011 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland Lecturer12-SEP-11 /
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland Lecturer in Speech and Hearing Sciences01-FEB-08 / 12-SEP-11
Fife NHS Trust Specialist Speech and Language Therapist01-SEP-03 / 01-SEP-06
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Profession (NMAHP) Research Unit, Stirling University Clinical Research Fellow01-SEP-06 / 01-SEP-08

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh MScModule NM233 Education in Action 2
2010Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh MScModule NM232 Education in Action 1
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
2000Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh BSc HonsSpeech and Language Pathology

Outreach Activities

 Description

Speakability (Edinburgh) 2011
-lead the research project "Using computers to enhance the lives of those with aphasia"
-developed computer training course for people with aphasia
-developed ‘aphasia accessible’ course materials and outcome measures to facilitate the evaluation of the success of the training.
http://www.qmu.ac.uk/casl/speakability/default.htm

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Neuropsychologia Referee01-JAN-09 - 31-DEC-09
Journal Of Clinical Speech And Language Studies Referee01-JAN-11 -
Aphasiology Referee01-JAN-10 -
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics Referee01-JAN-12 -
The Cochrane Collaboration (Group) Referee01-JAN-09 - 31-DEC-09
International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders Referee01-JAN-12 -

Other Activities

 Description

PEER REVIEWS:
Dr. Helen Kelly has been a reviewer for the following UK Clinical Guidelines, UK Grant Applications, and Conference abstracts:

Conference abstract reviews:
- British Aphasiology Conferences, Therapy Symposia and Research Update meetings (2010 to date)
- ICPLA Conference (2012)

Grant application reviews:
- Parkinson's UK (2012)
- Medical Research Council, UK (2013)

Clinical Guidelines:
- Consultation and Peer reviewer for SIGN Guidelines for Management of Patients with Stroke (2010)
- Royal College of Physicians National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke 3rd edition


safeTALK reporesentative for School of Clinical Therapies - attended suicide prevention training course September 2011

Scholarly activities within UCC:
- Organised a CPD workshop for SHS staff, final year students and SLT clinicians by Propeller on current rehabilitation software (February 2014)

- Set up and organises monthly Research Seminars for the School of Clinical Therapies (since April 2012)

- Set up and organises the departmental Personal Academic Tutor system (since 2011)

Jointly set up and maintains the departmental Facebook page providing up-to-date information on research relating to speech and language therapy for students, graduates and Speech & Language Therapists.

Scholarly activities outwith UCC:

-External Examiner for Dept Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (2013-2015)


- Co-applicant on COST Action proposal: Methods and decision support for education and employability of cognitively-challenged college students (2013)

- Republic of Ireland geographical link for the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT, UK) – Munster area.

Teaching Interests


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

Main teaching interest


Adult acquired communication impairments in the undergraduate programme as well as external lecturer to module CG6002 - Stroke Rehabilitation  -  Masters Programme for the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine

 


 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Aoife Nic Charthaigh MASTERSThe Orpington Prognostic Score as a Predictor of Functional Outcome Post-Stroke as Determined by the Modified Barthel Index

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Lisiecka Dominika Doctoral Degree
Kearns Aine Colette Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2016Language Sciences III SL3001Language Sciences III
2016Dysphagia, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing CT6008Dysphagia, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing
2016Communication Disorders in Adults II SL3006Communication Disorders in Adults II
2016Introduction to Research Methods CT2001Introduction to Research Methods
2017Advanced Research Methods CT3002Advanced Research Methods

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Ian Pitt University College Cork - Computer SciencesIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr. Christos Salis Newcastle UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Prof Chris Code University of ExeterUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Faustina Hwang University of ReadingUNITED KINGDOM
Prof Marian Brady NMAHP Research Unit, GlasgowUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Jon Godwin Glasgow Caledonian UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Prof Pam Enderby University of SheffieldUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Douglas McBean Queen Margaret University, EdinburghUNITED KINGDOM
Prof Frederike van Wijck Glasgow Caledonian UniversityUNITED KINGDOM