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Kathryn Pettigrove Graduate Researcher, Speech Pathology

Kathryn is a Speech Language Pathologist and Graduate Researcher within the Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation. Kathryn is studying the efficacy of a hub-and-spoke model of peer-led community aphasia groups, under Professor Miranda Rose (Director, Aphasia CRE).

Her research and clinical interests stem from her experience working with people with aphasia in acute, inpatient rehabilitation and community settings. Her particular interests include improving the mental health and wellbeing of people with aphasia, the effectiveness and accessibility of aphasia treatment, and increasing community awareness of aphasia.

Kathryn is passionate about supporting people with aphasia and their loved ones. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Australian Aphasia Association, and has been involved in two NHRMC-funded national clinical trials in aphasia – as an assessor, therapist and fidelity monitor for the COMPARE trial, and a site principle investigator for the ASK trial. Kathryn is also passionate about education and has worked as a clinical educator for Speech Pathology students in multiple settings.


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