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Communication difficulties such as aphasia are common after a neurological illness or injury. We need research to understand the cause of these communication difficulties, to help us understand how the brain works and develop new treatments.

Academics in our School are leading a British Academy funded project called Database of Acquired Language Impairment Profiles (DALIP). As part of this project we are creating a research register of people with aphasia.

Who are we?

Project Director: Dr Lotte Meteyard 


  • Dr Chris Westbury

What is the research registry?

The research registry is a group of volunteers who are:

  • interested in hearing about research
  • interested in taking part in research.


You can join our registry if you are an adult who:

  • has had a stroke or brain injury
  • now has communication problems.


If you become a registry member we will:

  • keep you up to date with current research
  • invite you to take part in new research studies.


All research studies will have ethical approval.

What will happen?

We will ask you to provide us with some background details and contact information.

You will sign a consent form.

You will then be contacted to take part in other research studies.

What happens in a research project?

You will be asked to do different tasks.

The tasks will look at your language and speech (e.g. reading, writing, speaking).

These can be done either at your home or at the University of Reading.

Volunteer for the research panel for people with aphasia


For independent advice please refer to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters.

Telephone: 0118 322 8338


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