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Joan Murphy

Joan Murphy

I am a Research Speech and Language Therapist and founder of Talking Mats. In September 2018 I changed my role with Talking Mats and I am now working as Talking Mats Consultant rather than Director. I worked with people with acquired communication difficulties with the NHS for many years and began working at Stirling University in 1989 as a researcher. Since then I have led a number of research projects and have a wide portfolio of publications. Together with my colleagues, I have developed Talking Mats into a well-respected communication framework, which is used worldwide with a wide range of people.

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