We have carried out a range of research projects focusing on communication disability over the last two decades. Details of all our research projects and publications are listed below.
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‘Small Changes Make a Big Difference’:Empowering families living with dementia to self-manage their lives
Dr Joan Murphy and Nicki Ewing
Funded by Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland
20160727 TM Family Training final report April 2016
“I don’t enjoy food like I used to”: The views of people with dementia about mealtimes
Dr Joan Murphy and James McKillop
Funded by Miss EC Hendry Charitable Trust
Will anyone listen to us?
What matters to young people with complex and exceptional health needs and their families during health transitions
Dr Joan Murphy and Margo Mackay
Funded by CEN
CEN final report Oct 2015
Seeking feedback on AAC services throughout Scotland: A project to enable people who use AAC to give regular feedback on their services
Dr Sally Boa, Lois Cameron and Rhona Matthews
Funded by NHS Education for Scotland
QI project final report March 2015
Talking Mats Training for Nursing/Care Staff working with older people with communication support needs
Dr Joan Murphy, Jean Alexander & Ann McLinton
Funded by the Greater Glasgow and Clyde “A Right to Speak “Augmentative and Alternative Communication ( AAC) Project
Talking Mats Training for Nursing – Care Staff Report May 2015
Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Therapy Outcome Measure for AAC
Dr Sally Boa, Dr Joan Murphy and Professor Pam Enderby
Funded by NHS Education for Scotland
Survivor Scotland and Talking Mats:Supporting people with learning disability to disclose issues of concern.
Funded by Scottish Government
The Development of Quality Indicators for Alternative and Augmentative Communication: Final Report
Lois Cameron, Sally Boa and Hanna McCulloch
Funding from NHS Education for Scotland
A critical appraisal of existing methods of measuring outcomes in relation to Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Final Report
Joan Murphy and Sally Boa 2013 Funding from NHS Education for Scotland AAC Outcome Measures Final Report 2013
Evaluation of the Adapted CARE Measure as an outcome measure for use with Children and Young People’s Services
Joan Murphy and Morag Place (2012) Funding from Scottish Government
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Talking Mats and The World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Children and Youth(ICF-CY): a unique tool for helping adolescents set targets
Margo Mackay and Joan Murphy (2011) – Funding from NHS Forth Valley
Talking Mats®: Extending the reach into goal setting practices for Health and Social Care Staff in Edinburgh.
Murphy, J & Strachan, Y (2011) Funding from NHS Education Scotland
Decision making with people with dementia
Murphy,J, Oliver,T & Cox, S (2010) – Funding from Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Adapting to Aphasia
Gillespie A, Murphy J & Place M (2010) – Funding from ESRC
Talking Mats and Dementia Training Project
Murphy,J, Macer,J & Fenge,A (2009) – Funding from Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Effectiveness of Talking Mats with People with Dementia
Murphy, J, Gray, C & Cox S (2007) – Funding from Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Evaluating the ability of children with social emotional behavioural (SEB) and communication difficulties to express their views using Talking Mats.
Coakes, L, and Murphy J (2006) – Funding from Forth Valley NHS
The development of a screening tool for adults who are obese and have learning disabilities
McIntosh, P and Cameron, L (2005) – Funding from Forth Valley NHS
Goal setting: Symbols to words
Boa, S. (2005) – Funding from Forth Valley NHS
The Acute Hospital Experience for Adults with Complex Communication Needs
Murphy, J, Cameron, L, Balandin,S. (2004) – Funding from CSO Priorities and Needs Programme
Consultation between GPs and people with a communication disability
Murphy J (2004) Funded by the Scottish Executive.
Evaluating the effectiveness of Talking Mats as a communication resource to enable people with a learning disability to express their views on life planning.
Murphy J, Cameron L, Markova I & Watson J. (2004) Funded by the Scottish Executive.
Goal Setting for people with a communication difficulty.
Boa, S & McFadyen (2003) – Funded by Forth Valley Primary Care NHS Trust
Talking Together: Communication Strategies of People with Motor Neurone Disease and their Partners
Murphy, J (2003) – Funded by the National Lottery Charities Board and the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Exploring Perceptions of Quality of Life of Frail Older People During and After Transition to Institutional Care
Tester, S, Hubbard, G, Downs, M, MacDonald, C and Murphy, J. (2003) – Funded by ESRC
Making Choices at the time of transition for young people with learning disability
Cameron, L and Murphy, J (2000) – Funded by the Viscount Nuffield Auxiliary Fund
Enabling people with a communication difficulty, as a result of stroke, to discuss quality of life issues Murphy, J (2000) – Funded by the Scottish Office Department of Health.
Don’t Hang Up: A Training Package to help people with communication difficulties use the telephone more effectively Funded by Communication Matters and Central Scotland Healthcare NHS Trust.
Telephone use by people with severe communication difficulties Murphy, J (1999) – Funded by the Scottish Office Home and Health Department.
Enabling People with MND to have control of their lives: the development of a Communication Tool Murphy, J (1999) – Funded by The Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Enabling People with MND to have control of their lives – Final Report
Interaction between AAC Users and their Peers in a Residential Environment Murphy, J and Lester-Cribb, M. (1998) – Funded by the Gannochy Trust.
The Development of an Introductory Training Video in AAC Murphy,J and Scott,J (1998) – Funded by the Viscount Nuffield Auxiliary Fund.
Good Practice in the Provision of AAC Services: Processes of Training and Communication Support Networks Collins, S, Lester-Cribb, M, Markova, I, McCall, F, Moodie, E & Murphy, J (1997) – Funded by The Scottish Office Home and Health Department.
The Role of Communication Support Networks in the Training and Use of AAC Systems by People with Cerebral Palsy Murphy, J and Scott, J. (1994) – Funded by Capability Scotland and Liberator Ltd.
The Interactive Strategies of Users of AAC Systems and of their Partners Markova, I, Murphy, J, Collins, S, Scott, J & Boa, S (1994) – Funded by The Scottish Office Home and Health Department.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems used by People with Cerebral Palsy in Scotland: A Demographic Survey Murphy, J, Markova, I, Scott, J. & Boa, S (1992) – Funded by Capability Scotland.