ACT NoW researchers: Who was involved in the study?

The grant holders were a multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional research team with expertise in: speech and language therapy, stroke rehabilitation, neuro-psychology, consumer representation, clinical trial methodology, qualitative approaches, health economics, medical statistics, health outcome measurement and the voluntary sector. The team had experience in working with people with aphasia and dysarthria as health service providers, researchers and user representatives.

The Research Team

The study ended as of 31st October 2010 - the dedicated research teams are no longer in post therefore only details for the study Chief Investigator are shown here.

Dr Audrey Bowen Chief Investigator and Reader in Psychology (Speech and Language Therapy)


Trial Management Group (TMG)

The multi-disciplinary management group that oversaw the project and worked together to make decisions about how the trial should run.

The list below shows research staff; members of the Research User Group also sat on the Trial Management Group.


Professor Linda Davies Professor of Health Economics
Ms Sîan Davies Programme Director - Speech and Language Therapy
Dr Judy Ford Manager of the Stroke Research Network
Dr Anne Hesketh Clinical Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy
Professor Matt Lambon-Ralph Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor Andrew Long Professor of Health Systems Research
Mrs Gill Pearl Research User Group Coordinator
Ms Karen Sage Clinical Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy
Dr Pippa Tyrell Senior Lecturer in Stroke Medicine
Mr Andy Vail Senior Lecturer and Statistician
Professor Caroline Watkins Coordinator of the North West Stroke Task Force
Professor Alys Young Professor of Social Work Education and Research - Lead on Qualitative Study