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 and communication disorders by developing knowledge related to the prevention, management and social consequences of the disorders.

The Unit is hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust and is situated in the grounds of Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The team consists of speech & language therapy, psychology and information systems researchers with specialisms in primary language delays, speech impairments, aphasiology and stuttering as well as administrative and technical support.

Our research is entirely funded by grants and charitable donations.

Save the date

The Underwood Trust Annual Lecture – Tuesday 12th March 2019, 5-7pm

Free event – Lecture Theatre, Learning and Research, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

As Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (BSLTRU) celebrates its 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Underwood Trust Annual Lecture. Our keynote speaker for this exciting event is Dr Rebecca Palmer, RCSLT Research Trustee and Reader in Communication and Stroke Rehabilitation at Sheffield University. She will be talking about the Big CACTUS trial and its origins in work carried out at BSLTRU.

We will also hear from Professor Pamela Enderby, Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield and founder of BSLTRU about the origins of the unit and from Professor Sue Roulstone, Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England and Chair of the BSLTRU Steering Group. The event will also mark the launch of the second edition of the book, ‘Creating Practice Based Evidence: A Guide for SLTs’, edited by Corinne Dobinson and Yvonne Wren and published by J&R Press.

Spaces are free but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite

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