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Key Research Interests
My research interests have focused on therapies for acquired communication impairments, multi-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation, and the long-term impact of stroke for stroke survivors and their families. I have employed a range of designs including clinical trials, single case and small group observational studies, and methods including video ethnography, ethnographic and interview / focus group approaches.
I am particularly interested in research collaborations with stroke survivors; I have worked with the Norfolk Conversation Partner Trainers group on a number of studies, for example: an NIHR-funded Phase II feasibility trial of supported communication in post-acute rehabilitation; a Participatory Action Research study in collaboration with members of the COST Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists. I have developed a self-report measure of conversation and communication for people with aphasia supported by funding from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, and am currently co-ordinating PPI for the RELEASE (NIHR HS&DR funded) study of aphasia therapy.
Areas of Expertise
- Speech and language therapy
- Communication disability after stroke/head injury
- Aphasia (communication impairment) after stroke/head injury.
- 1977 BA (Hons.) (Cambridge University) Modern and Medieval Languages (II ii)
- 1981 Postgraduate Diploma in Speech Pathology and Therapeutics, School for the Study of Disorders of Human Communication, London.
- 1991 MSc Human Communication Disorders, (Distinction in both Examination and Project), City University, London.
- 2003 PhD, City University, London.
- HSC 5023B (Acquired Language & Communication Disorders) Module Co-ordinator
- Committee member of the NIHR Stroke Research Network Clinical Studies Group for Rehabilitation - 2012-15
- External Examiner MSc in Language Pathology, Newcastle University - 2013-17
- Member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Aphasia Committee - 2012-15
- Member of the EU COST Collaboration of Aphasia Triallists Workgroup 5 (Societal Impact & Reintegration)
- Member of the International Aphasia United Advisory Committee
- Member if the International Scandinavian Conversation Partner (ISCAN) research network
Enterprise and Engagement activities
- Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance Coaching initiative - 2013-14
- Evidence Based Aphasia Therapies: CPD - July 2013
- Norfolk Conversation Partners – academic-community engagement - 2005 to present
- Joint winner of the 2007 Award for Teaching Innovation, City University, London - 2007
- UEA Community Engagement Achievement Award, 2014
I am particularly interested in actively involving patients and public in health-care education. Health services today must actively involve patients and public to ensure they are relevant, acceptable and truly engage with peoples’ needs. Health education especially has to be meaningful for those using it, so that it can encourage “talking with” rather than “talking at”. As Service User involvement lead for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences I am particularly keen to promote meaningful involvement of patients and public in our programmes, including co-production of educational resources. Together with a team from across the Schools in FMH and the Centre for Interprofessional Practice I am investigating the impact of Service User involvement in UG education, supported by a UEA Teaching Fellowship.
I am willing to supervise PGR students in the following areas:
- Stroke and communication impairments
- Participation in society
- 1982-1986 Speech and Language Therapist, Norfolk Health Authority
- 1988-1990 Speech and Language Therapist, Norfolk Health Authority
- 1990-1992 Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Acting Head of Adult Services, Norfolk Health Authority
- 1992-1998 Specialist SLT, Specialist Neuro-rehabilitation Services, Norwich Community Health Partnership NHS Trust
- 1998-2001 SLT Team Leader and Specialist SLT, Specialist Neurorehabilitation Services, Norwich Community Health Partnership NHS Trust (1995-2001 half time secondment to research)
- 2001- 2004 Specialist SLT, Specialist Neuro-rehabilitation Services, Norwich PCT (2001-August 2003, full-time secondment to research)
- 2004 – present Lecturer, School of RSC, UEA
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
External Examiner, Newcastle University
2014 → 2017
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Asset-based approaches for stroke survivors with aphasia: promoting and sustaining well-being in the long-term
1/01/17 → 30/03/18
Brady, M., Horton, S., Bowen, A., Godecke, E., Hilari, K., Howard, D., Thomas, S., Visch-Brink, E. & Worrall, L.
1/01/16 → 31/12/17
Supporting communication for people with aphasia in stroke rehabilitation: transfer of training in a multidisciplinary stroke teamHorton, S., Lane, K. & Shiggins, C., 2016, In: Aphasiology. 30, 5, p. 629-656 28 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile48 Citations (Scopus)17 Downloads (Pure)
Horton, S., 26 Sep 2014
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual Products
From patients to teachers: the perspectives of trainers with aphasia in a UK Conversation Partner SchemeSwart, J. & Horton, S., 2015, In: Aphasiology. 29, 2, p. 195-213 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)
In it for the long haul: A reflective account of collaborative involvement in aphasia research and educationHorton, S., Barnston, D., Barnston, J., Bell, C., Bell, J., Coath, C., Duffy, I., Isaksen, J. & Watson, L., 22 Aug 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Aphasiology. p. 1-36 36 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)
CAPAbility: Comparison of the JOURNEY II Bi-Cruciate Stabilised and GENESIS II total knee arthroplasty in performance and functional ability: protocol of a randomised controlled trialClarke, C., Pomeroy, V., Clark, A., Creelman, G., Hancock, N., Horton, S., Killett, A., Mann, C., Payerne, E., Toms, A., Roberts, G., Smith, T., Swart, A. M. & Mcnamara, I., 24 Feb 2020, In: Trials. 21, 15 p., 222.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)33 Downloads (Pure)