Research Archive

Research Archive

Previous research projects which we have funded since 1997 include the following….. please get in touch if you would like further details on any.  This is not an exhaustive list.

  • Dr Clare Butler, Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment at Newcastle University Business School, undertook research into stammering in the workplace, which was instrumental in the development of the Employers Stammering Network, founded by Iain Wilkie, formerly of EY and Norbert Lieckfeldt, formerly of the British Stammering Association. Clare has also conducted research into understanding the impact of a changing context within healthcare on the work of speech and language therapists.
  • Dr Silviya Doneva of Essex University, together with Dr Steve Davis of UCL and Professor Penny Cavenagh, University of Suffolk investigated the Pattern of Attentional Deficit in adult stammering, which was published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology and presented at the 11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Together with Sarah Costelloe, a similar project was undertaken to investigate the links between attention and stammering in children.
  • Star Talking project, undertaken by Isobel Crichton-Smith, which has developed a practical pay pack and activity book to help parents support stammering children at home, before accessing speech and language therapy.
  • Dr Avin Mirawdeli completed a PhD at UCL in which she developed a universally-applicable screening tool to identify children of Reception class age who were experiencing speech difficulties.
  • Naheem Bashir of UCL undertook a PhD investigation into brain stimulation techniques and as a method of reducing speech difficulties and enhancing therapy in people who stammer.
  • Sarah Costelloe at University Campus Suffolk and Dr Steve Davis of UCL, undertook a longitudinal study into the factors which may influence children to develop persistent long term dysfluency as opposed to spontaneous recovery.
  • Tamara Davidson Thompson PhD at UEA – A Survey of Practice of Speech and Language Therapists who work with People who Stutter