Dr Marie McSween

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Dr Marie-Pier McSween is a Canada trained speech-language pathologist who completed her PhD at The University of Queensland. Her research interests include language neuroscience, neuroimaging, aphasia rehabilitation, adjunct therapies and implementation science.

Dr McSween’s research focuses on understanding the acute effects of exercise, the benefits on white noise, and the influence of Levodopa on new word learning in healthy adults and to develop new approaches to optimise interventions with patients presenting with language impairments following an acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke).

A second focus of Dr McSween’s research is aphasia recovery and aphasia rehabilitation and the implementation of comprehensive post-stroke aphasia therapy programs, leading to enhanced outcomes for patients, significant others, clinicians, and health services.

Research Interests

  • Novel word learning across the lifespan
    • The acute effects of exercise on new word learning in ageing. • The relationship between aerobic fitness and new word learning in ageing. • The influence of white noise and levodopa on new word learning in young adults.
  • Post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation
    • Social determinants of health and post-stroke aphasia outcomes. • Returning to work for stroke survivors with aphasia. • Current speech pathology clinical practices in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation. • Designing and developing aphasia services. • Implementation of comprehensive high-dose aphasia treatment programs.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Professional Master in Speech Therapy, Universite de Moncton

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Based on our work to date and our identification of translational barriers, the overall aims of this research are to evaluate current usual care speech pathology clinical practices in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation and to evaluate the implementation of our proven, comprehensive, high dose aphasia treatment in the clinical setting. Must commence by Research Quarter 4, 2023.

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Publications

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Other Outputs

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.

  • Based on our work to date and our identification of translational barriers, the overall aims of this research are to evaluate current usual care speech pathology clinical practices in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation and to evaluate the implementation of our proven, comprehensive, high dose aphasia treatment in the clinical setting. Must commence by Research Quarter 4, 2023.