Professor Linda Worrall

Professor & Co-Director (CDC)

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
l.worrall@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52891

Overview

A speech pathologist who researches rehabilitation of aphasia after stroke.

Professor Linda Worrall has been a Co-Director of the Communication Disability Centre since 1997. She has applied the WHO ICF to research in a range of disabilities, but has a particular interest in aphasia rehabilitation and has led the NHMRC funded Australia-wide Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aphasia Rehabilitation since 2009.

Research Interests

  • Aphasia
    Aphasia rehabilitation across the continuum of care

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham
  • Bachelor of Speech Therapy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hersh, Deborah, Worrall, Linda, O'Halloran, Robyn, Brown, Kyla, Grohn, Brooke and Rodriguez, Amy D. (2013). Assess for success: evidence for therapeutic assessment. In Nina Simmons-Mackie, Julia M King and David R Beukelman (Ed.), Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia (pp. 145-164) Baltimore, MA, United States: Brookes Publishing.

  • Davidson, Bronwyn and Worrall, Linda (2013). Living with aphasia: a client-centred approach. In Illias Papathanasiou, Patrick Coppens and Constantin Potagas (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (pp. 255-271) Burlington, MA, United States: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Worrall, Linda, Papathanasiou, Ilias and Sherratt, Sue (2013). Therapy approaches to aphasia. In Ilias Papathansiou, Patrick Coppens and Constantin Potagas (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (pp. 93-109) Boston, MA, United States: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

  • Laplante-Lévesque, Arianne, Hickson, Louise and Worrall, Linda (2012). Matching evidence with client preferences. In Lena Wong and Louise Hickson (Ed.), Evidence-based practice in audiology: Evaluating interventions for children and adults with hearing impairment (pp. 41-58) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Thompson, C. and Worrall, L. (2008). A case of non-fluent aphasia and agrammatism. In Martin, N., Thompson, C. and Worrall, L. (Ed.), Aphasia Rehabilitation: The Impairment and Its Consequences (pp. 131-135) San Diego, U.S.: Plural Publishing.

  • Thompson, C. and Worrall, L. (2008). Approaches to aphasia treatment. In Martin, N., Thompson, C. and Worrall, L. (Ed.), Aphasia Rehabilitation: The Impairment and Its Consequences (pp. 3-25) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Cruice, M., Hill, R., Worrall, L. and Hickson, L. (2008). Comparing and contrasting views: Building a consensus around quality of life with aphasia. In Joffe, V., Cruice, M. and Chiat, S. (Ed.), Language Disorders in Children and Adults: New Issues in Research and Practice (pp. 98-121) London: John Wiley.

  • Worrall, L. and Thompson, C. (2008). Impairment and Life Consequences approaches for treatment of non-fluent aphasia with agrammatism : convergences and divergences. In Martin, N., Thompson, C. and Worrall, L. (Ed.), Aphasia Rehabilitation: The Impairment and Its Consequences (pp. 171-173) San Diego: Plural Publishers.

  • Worrall, L. (2008). Intervention for agrammatism from a consequences perspective. In Nadine Martin, Cynthia Thompson and Linda Worrall (Ed.), Aphasia Rehabilitation: The Impairment and Its Consequences (pp. 155-171) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Worrall, L., Davidson, B., Howe, T. and Rose, T. (2007). Clients as teachers: Two aphasia groups at the University of Queensland. In R. J. Elman (Ed.), Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders (pp. 127-145) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Worrall, L. (2007). Communication assessment. In S. Ayers, A. Baum and C. McManus (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine 2nd ed. (pp. 242-245) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Worrall, L. E. and Hickson, L. M. H. (2007). International alliances. In R. Lubinski, L. A. C. Golper and C. M. Frattali (Ed.), Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (pp. 123-137) Clifton Park, New York: Thomson Delmar Learning.

  • Hillis, A., Worrall, L. and Thompson, C. (2007). The state of impairment-and consequences-based approaches to treatment for aphasia. In N. Martin, C. Thompson and L. Worrall (Ed.), Aphasia Rehabilitation: The Impairment and Its Consequences 1st ed. (pp. 261-271) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Worrall, Linda, Howe, Tami and Rose, Tanya (2006). Educating Clients with speech and language impairments. In K. McKenna and L. Tooth (Ed.), Client Education: A Partnership Approach for Health Practitioners (pp. 206-225) Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.

  • Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K. T., Worrall, L. E. and Read, S. (2005). Evaluating current Practice in the Provision of written Information to Stroke Patients and their Carers. In R. White (Ed.), Stroke: Therapy and Rehabilitation (pp. 151-163) London: Quay Books.

  • Worrall, L. and Hickson, L. (2002). Communication disability in ageing: a program of research. In H. Bartlett and R. Findlay (Ed.), Ageing research: a cross-disciplinary view (pp. 47-56) Qld, Australia: Centre for Human Ageing Colloquium Series, The University of Queensland.

  • Worrall, L.E. and Hickson, L. M. H. (2001). International alliances. In R. Lubinski and C. Frattali (Ed.), Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 2nd ed. (pp. 77-94) San Diego, CA: Singular Thomson Learning.

  • Worrall, L. E. (2000). A conceptual framework for a functional approach to acquired neurogenic disorders of communication and swallowing. In L E Worrall and C M Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Functional Approach (pp. 3-18) New York: Theime Medical Publishers.

  • Pye, D., Worrall, L. E. and Hickson, L. M. H. (2000). Assessment and treatment of functional communication in an extended care facility. In Linda E. Worrall and Carol M. Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic communication disorders: A functional approach (pp. 312-328) New York: Thieme.

  • Worrall, L. E. and Yiu, E. (2000). Forging partnerships with volunteers. In L. E. Worrall and C. M. Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic communication disorders: A functional approach (pp. 125-136) New York: Thieme.

  • Larkins, Brigette M., Worrall, Linda E. and Hickson, Louise M. H. (2000). Functional communication in cognitive communication disorders following Traumatic Brain Injury. In L. E. Worrall and C. M. Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic communication disorders: A functional approach (pp. 206-219) New York: Thieme.

  • Worrall, L. E. (2000). Future directions and research issues in functional communication assessment and treatment. In L. E. Worrall and C. M. Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Functional Approach (pp. 331-344) New York: Thieme.

  • Davidson, B. and Worrall, L. E. (2000). The assessment of activity limitation in functional communication: challenges and choices. In L. E. Worrall and C. M. Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Functional Approach (pp. 19-34) New York: Thieme.

  • Worrall, L. E. (2000). The influence of professional values on the functional communication approach in aphasia. In L. E. Worrall and C. M. Frattali (Ed.), Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Functional Approach (pp. 191-205) New York: Thieme.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Foster, A. M., Worrall, L. E., Rose, M. L. and O'Halloran, R. (2013). Acute post-stroke aphasia management: Multiple perspectives on a single patient journey. In: , 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress Abstracts. 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress, Montreal Canada, (E216-E216). 17-20 October, 2013.

  • Matthias (Nee Lannen), B., Worrall, L., Alston, M., Sweetapple, A., Marley, J. and Allan, C. (2013). From soundwaves to brainwaves: investigating the effects of choral singing on recovery from stroke and aphasia. In: 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australia, Darwin NT Australia, (49-49). 31 July-2 August 2013.

  • Kagan, A., Bayley, M., Le Dorze, G., Cook, S., Garcia, L., Gibson, Brenneman J., Hickey, E., Kelloway, L., Purves, B., Rochon, E., Simmons-Mackie, N. and Worrall, L. (2013). Moving Forward on Best Practices for Stroke and Aphasia: a Canadian KTE Initiative. In: , 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress Abstracts. 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress, Montreal Canada, (E224-E224). 17-20 October, 2013.

  • Davidson, B., Howe, T., Worrall, L., Hersh, D., Sherratt, S., Schumacher, L. and Gilbert, J. (2012). 'You needed to rehab ... families as well': rehabilitation goals of family members of people with aphasia. In: , Abstracts of STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE. STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (57-57). 29-31 August 2012.

  • Brown, K., Worrall, L., Davidson, B. and Howe, T. (2012). Exploring the meaning of living successfully with aphasia: The use of photography as an adjunct to interviews in research with individuals with aphasia. In: , Abstracts of Stroke 2012 Conference: a combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference,. A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference,, Sydney Australia, (55-55). 29-31 August 2012.

  • Lannen, B., Worrall, L., Alston, M., Marley, J. and Allan, C. (2012). From soundwaves to brainwaves: investigating the effects of choral singing on stroke and aphasia rehabilitation. In: , Abstracts of STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE. STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (55-56). 29-31 August 2012.

  • Foster, A., Worrall, L., Rose, M. and O'Halloran, R. (2012). Speech pathologists' perceptions of the factors that influence decision-making in acute post-stroke aphasia management. In: , International Journal of Stroke. Stroke 2012 Conference, Sydney, Australia, (64-64). 29-31 August 2012.

  • Lanyon, L., Rose, M. and Worrall, L. (2012). The efficacy of community aphasia groups: a systematic review. In: , Abstracts of STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE. STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (53-53). 29-31 August 2012.

  • Power, E., Godecke, E., O'Halloran, R. and Worrall, L. (2012). Very early aphasia screening and therapy: a knowledge transfer and exchange plan. In: , Special issue: Abstracts of Stroke 2012 Conference. Stroke 2012 Conference - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydney, Australia, (9-9). 29 - 31 August 2012.

  • Hemsley, B., Balandin, S. and Worrall, L. (2010). Communication in hospital: views of adults with ID, carers and nurses. In: , JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. Third International Conference of IASSID-Europe, Rome, Italy, (477-477). 20-22 October 2009.

  • Ferguson, Alison, Worrall, Linda, Davidson, Bronwyn, Hersh, Deborah, Howe, Tami and Sherratt, Sue (2010). Describing the experience of aphasia rehabilitation through metaphor. In: 39th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Keystone, CO, U.S.A., (685-696). 26-30 May, 2009.

  • Laplante-Levesque, Ariane, Hickson, Louise and Worrall, Linda (2010). Factors influencing rehabilitation decisions of adults with acquired hearing impairment. In: Ross J. Roeser 3rd Conference on Aging and Speech Communication, Bloomington, Indiana, (497-507). 12-14 Oct 2009.

  • Gallois, C. and Worrall, L. (2006). Identity and disability: Severity, labelling, communication strategies and impressions of speakers with aphasia. In: Mavor, Kenneth I., Australian Journal of Psychology. The 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Canberra, (28-28). 20-23 April, 2006.

  • Hickson, L. M. H., Worrall, L. E. and Donaldson, N. A. (2004). Efficacy of the active communication education program for older people with hearing impairment. In: B. Murdoch, J. Goozee, B-M. Whelan and K. Docking, Proceedings of the 26th World Conference of the International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (CD). 26th World Conference of the International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Brisbane, Australia, (1-5). 29th August - 2nd September, 2004.

  • Hoffmann, T., McKenna, K., Worrall, L. and Read, S. (2004). Meeting the unmet informational needs of stroke patients and their carers. In: International Conference on Communication in Health Care, Bruges, Belgium, (). 14-17 September, 2004.

  • Davidson, B. J., Worrall, L.E. and Hickson, L. M. H. (2004). Towards an understanding of the everyday communication of older people with aphasia. In: B. Murdoch, J. Goozee, B-M Whelan and K. Docking, Proceedings of the 26th World Conference of the International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (CD). The 26th World Conference of the International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Brisbane, Australia, (1-4). 29 August-2 September, 2004.

  • Hoffmann, Tammy, McKenna, Kryss, Worrall, Linda and Read, Stephen (2003). Meeting the unmet informational needs of stroke patients and their carers. In: Leading Change: OT Australia 22nd National Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, (). 6-9 April 2003.

  • Crow, N., Kavanagh, D., Wilson, J., Sturk, H., Spence, S., Strong, J., Worrall, L. and Skerrett, R. (2002). A controlled trial of training in supervision. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology. -, -, (20-20). 2002.

  • McCooey, R., Worrall, L.E. and Hickson, L. M. H. (2002). A new approach to the assessment and management of inpatients with communication difficulties. In: , Proceedings of the 2002 Speech Pathology Australia, National Conference. 2002 Speech Pathology Australia, National Conference, Alice Springs, (47-53). 20-23 May, 2002.

  • Kavanagh, D, Strong, J, Wilson, J, Worrall, L, Sturk, H and Crow, N (2002). A survey of current supervision practices of allied health staff in mental health services. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology. -, -, (37-38). 2002.

  • Worrall, L. E. (1999). Speech pathology: Giving people a say in life?. In: S. McLeod and L. McAllister, Proceedings of the 1999 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference. Towards 2000: Embracing Change, Challenge & Choice, Sydney/Randwick Racecourse, (5-11). 17-21 May, 1999.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision