Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit
The Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (BSLTRU) conducts research and development that aims to improve the care and management of people with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders by developing knowledge related to the prevention, management and social consequences of the disorders.
BSLTRU is partnered with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Sport and Health Sciences which trains speech and language therapists in the region. BSLTRU leads the Clinical Research Strand in the Speech, Hearing and Communication Research Group within the University.
The Unit is hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust and is situated in the grounds of Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The team consists of speech and language therapy, psychology and linguistics researchers with specialisms in primary language delays, speech sound disorder, cleft palate, alternative and augmentative communication, acquired neurological disorders, voice, and stuttering as well as administrative and technical support.
Our research is entirely funded by grants and charitable donations.