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Claudia Bruns

(née Heilemann)

My PhD research looks at the role of common multi-word utterances in chronic post-stroke aphasia. I am interested in how people with aphasia use and recognize such phrases, and how they can be systematically applied to aphasia rehabilitation. My project combines a frequency-based approach with a methodology motivated by Conversation Analysis, and I am applying implicit measures (using the word monitoring paradigm) to investigate language processing. From 2015 - 2017, I coordinated the UCL CSLIR Aphasia Research Group.

My journey at UCL began with a research internship in the ‘Better Conversations with Aphasia’ team during my M.A. training in Speech and Language Therapy. At this time, I was a student at the University of Munich, where I was also awarded an undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy.

Read more about my PhD project here.

Twitter: @claudihei