News and developments

To keep up-to-date with the latest research developments in your clinical specialism at The University of Manchester, you can either:

1. Get involved in undergraduate student training

As a clinical educator, you will:

  • Gain access to current reading lists and lecture notes (via the University website)
  • Have access to the renowned University of Manchester Library, the second largest library in the UK, which is well resourced for both books and journals (including remote access to e-journals)
  • Be invited to the research seminar programme within the School of Psychological Sciences [for further details contact: Jayne Ward, Research Administrator, +44 (0)161 275 2568] and subject specific seminars within Human Communication and Deafness

2. Join a specialist interest group

Currently, there are two specialist interest groups:

Manchester Aphasia Group

The Manchester Aphasia Group was formed to enable on-going discussion and information sharing across clinical and academic boundaries. It provides a friendly environment in which SLTs can:

  • Share ideas
  • Gain new information
  • Interact with like-minded therapists and researchers
  • Have an opportunity to discuss patient data and clinical queries

The group meets bi-monthly and each member is asked to commit to attending at least four out of the six meetings and to present clinical or research data for discussion. At these meetings, researchers working in the field of aphasia provide details of their research projects to enable therapists to inform their clients of projects that they may wish to participate in.

Paediatric Communication Disorders Research Group (North West)

The Paediatric Communication Disorders Research Group (North West) was formed to allow clinicians to meet to share expertise, obtain advice and information. Three meetings are held per year. For further information about the group, contact Catherine Adams:
+44 (0)161 275 3368

The Manchester Aphasia Group and the Paediatric Communication Disorders Research Group (North West) are part of the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit (NARU) at The University of Manchester.