Dr Brooke Ryan

Postdoctoral Res Fellow in Speech

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
brooke.ryan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51380

Overview

Brooke Ryan is a speech pathologist who primarily works in aphasia rehabilitation. Her research interests focus on understanding the impact of aphasia and improving psychosocial outcomes for people with aphasia and their families. She currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship to evaluate a novel aphasia intervention aimed at preventing depression.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • (2018) Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and acquired disability worldwide. The effects of stroke can be far-reaching, with physical, cognitive, language and/or emotional difficulties faced by many stroke survivors. However, the impact of stroke is not limited to the stroke survivor; family members can also experience disability as a consequence of a relative’s health condition. The sudden and unexpected nature of stroke means that families are often unprepared for the resulting disruptions in family dynamics and may find themselves in roles they are not prepared for. With a rising increase in overall stroke incidence in young adults (>55 years) , it is likely that stroke-related third-party disability will be continued to be felt amongst young families, including children of parents with stroke. This project will seek to address research questions such as:

    • What is known about the psychological/emotional impact/outcomes of parental stroke on children and adolescents?
    • Is parental stroke associated with an increased risk of psychosocial//emotional difficulties amongst children and adolescents?
    • What factors predict children’s psychological functioning after their parent suffers a stroke?

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Publications

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.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Carragher, M., Ryan, B., Worrall, L., Thomas, S., Rose, M., Simmons-Mackie, N., Togher, L., Power, E., Khan, A., Hoffman, T. and Kneebone, I. (2018). ASK (Action Success Knowledge), a psychosocial intervention to prevent depression in people with post stroke aphasia - treatment fidelity. In: 27th European Stroke Conference, Athens, Greece, (34-34). 11-13 April 2018.

  • Baker, Caroline, Worrall, Linda, Rose, Miranda and Ryan, Brooke (2018). Experiences of mood changes and depression after post-stroke aphasia. In: 18th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (IARC), Aveiro, Portugal , (11-12). 5-7 September 2018 . doi:10.1080/02687038.2018.1486384

  • Grohn, B., Hawck, K. and Rose, T. (2012). Using the burden of stroke scale with people who have aphasia: simplified text formatting was preferred but did not influence scores. In: Special Issue: 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. 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, (54-54). 29-31 August 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1747-4930.2012.00907.x

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and acquired disability worldwide. The effects of stroke can be far-reaching, with physical, cognitive, language and/or emotional difficulties faced by many stroke survivors. However, the impact of stroke is not limited to the stroke survivor; family members can also experience disability as a consequence of a relative’s health condition. The sudden and unexpected nature of stroke means that families are often unprepared for the resulting disruptions in family dynamics and may find themselves in roles they are not prepared for. With a rising increase in overall stroke incidence in young adults (>55 years) , it is likely that stroke-related third-party disability will be continued to be felt amongst young families, including children of parents with stroke. This project will seek to address research questions such as:

    • What is known about the psychological/emotional impact/outcomes of parental stroke on children and adolescents?
    • Is parental stroke associated with an increased risk of psychosocial//emotional difficulties amongst children and adolescents?
    • What factors predict children’s psychological functioning after their parent suffers a stroke?