A new Partnership has been formed between NBT’s Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit and Cardiff Metropolitan University one of the leading providers for speech and language therapy training.
Dr Yvonne Wren, Director of BSLTRU and newly appointed Reader in Speech and Language Therapy at CSHSS commented,
“Our multi-disciplinary team is recognised nationally and internationally for its work including, speech & 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.
This new partnership will build on the strengths of both organisations and lead to new opportunities for research as well as enhancing our Speech & Language training opportunities ensuring we are building a sustainable research active workforce for the future.
This Partnership provides an ideal context to carry out clinically based research. Academic expertise across both institutions combined with close links with clinical services and patient communities in both Bristol and Wales will provide unprecedented opportunities for research which will benefit service users and clinicians as well as providing speech and language therapy students with the opportunity to get involved in clinical investigations.”
Dr Robert Mayr, lead for the Speech, Hearing and Communication Research Group at CSHSS, commented, "we have collaborated with the Bristol Speech & Language Research Unit in the past and this new Partnership represents a formalising of this relationship with clear benefits for the research activity of the school."
More information about the services they offer can be found on the Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Website