2018 BAS Conference

British Aphasiology Society International Conference 2018

University of Sheffield, UK – Wednesday, 14th – Friday, 16th November 2018

Edge Venue

The Edge, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3ED.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Dr Rebecca Palmer
  • Professor Katerina Hilari
  • Professor Swathi Kiran
  • Professor Rosemary Varley

The full conference programme can be found here: BAS_Conference_Programme_2018_v3


A conference dinner will also take place on Thursday 15th November. The price of the dinner is £30. If you would like to attend please add as an option on the booking form.

The full 3-day conference package includes attendance at all sessions, lunch and refreshments on all days and a wine reception.
The 1-day and 2-day conference packages include attendance at all sessions, lunch and refreshments on the day(s) you have booked.

PLEASE NOTE: The 3-day conference package can be shared between teams, with one delegate attending per day. When booking please give one lead name and then email all delegate names and dates attending to: BASenquiries2018@sheffield.ac.uk


For further general enquiries please email: BASenquiries2018@sheffield.ac.uk

Informal training tool survey

Dr Lauren Ackerman is a researcher at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. who is developing a project that has potential applications for people working with patients who have trouble speaking due to neurological disorders affecting their speech rhythm and timing.

Dr Ackerman’s anonymous survey, asks a few questions about the informational materials and training that is available to you and the carers you work with. This survey is for consultation purposes only and will not be formally reported in any publication or presentation. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete:  goo.gl/forms/mAIF3UJOZuR1Jut93

If you have any queries or comments, Dr Ackerman can be reached here: lauren [dot] ackerman [at] ncl.ac.uk

Lauren Ackerman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom. http://lmackerman.com

Linguistic Underpinnings of Narrative in Aphasia (LUNA) Survey

Survey open to BAS members  

Linguistic Underpinnings of Narrative in Aphasia (LUNA): A proof-of-concept study of a novel discourse treatment for aphasia using personal narratives

A UK speech and language therapist survey of discourse analysis in aphasia (LUNA Phase 2)

We are delighted to announce that The Stroke Association has funded this research project. 

Please find below a weblink for the survey. The link takes you to the Participant Information Sheet (which is online) and the Consent Form (which must be completed online), and the survey.

The survey is Phase 2 of LUNA and was approved by the City, University of London Language and Communication Science Proportionate Review Ethics Committee on 07/08/2018.https://cityunilondon.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6FDdw93o9pGhP6Z

The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

It has 49 questions (14 demographic, 35 discourse, almost all “tick box”; and an additional 3 screening questions and 2 final optional questions).

The questions are about whether therapists do or don’t carry out discourse analysis, what helps and hinders, and what their general views are about it and its feasibility in the clinical setting. In order to participate, speech therapists need to be qualified, currently practising in the UK, and working in rehabilitation with patients/ clients with aphasia.

The survey is open from 10th August until 15th November.

If you have any queries or requests for further information, please don’t hesitate to contact m.cruice@city.ac.uk or l.t.dipper@city.ac.uk.