Working Group Members

REhabilitation and recovery of peopLE with Aphasia after StrokE (RELEASE) is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded project.

Working Group 2 Memebers

Assessment and Outcomes Members

Spyridoula Varlokosta (Lead)
Position Open – Call for Expressions of Interest (Deputy Lead)
Ritienne Grima
Tarja Kukkonen
Jasmina Vuksanovic
Carlos Hernandez Sacristan
Kleanthes Grohmann
Jelena Kuvac Kraljevic
Melita Kovacevic
Ann Charlotte Laska
Ingrida Balciuniene
Luuk Van Waes
Marielle Leijten
Marianne Lind
Hanne Gram Simonsen
Silvia Martinez Ferriero
Io Salmons
Vania de Aguiar
Jovana Bjekic
Lilla Zakarias
Efstathia Soroli
Djaina Satoer
Fofi Constantinidou
Charlotte Jacquemot
Michaela Nerantzini
David Howard
Elizabeth Armstrong
Meghann Grawburg
Julie Morris
Kati Renvall
Adria Rofes
Marina Langanaro
Laura Bos
Cathy Price
Luís Jesus
Alexandr Kornev
Madeline Cruice
Monica Blom Johansson
Ioannis Papakyritsis
Lotte Meteyard
Lisbeth Haaber Hansen
Lucy Dipper
Liliana Esgueira dos Santos
Kristina Thiele
Ana Filipa Murteira|
Amaia Munarriz
Majken Kaae Frederiksen
Dimitra Skotinou
Marie Pourquie
Seckin Arslan
Tatiana Chernigovskaya
Anne Whitworth
Simon Horton
Ingrid Sör
Klaudia Ceder
Anna Stielow
Sviatlana Karpava
Mariya V. Khudyakova
Elena Peristeri
Ljiljana Lazarevic
Anastasia Linnik
Anna Gavarró
Maria Kambanaros
Liliana Esgueira dos Santos
Byurakn Ishkhanyan
Müge Tunçer
Ilknur Mavis
Maria Garraffa

Prognosis and Predictors of Recovery Members

Ann Charlotte Laska (Lead)
Myzoon Ali (Deputy Lead)
Marian Brady
Valantis Fyndanis
Spyridoula Varlokosta
Tarja Kukkonen
Ingrida Balciuniene
Retienne Grima
Jelena Kuvac Kraljevic
Sasa Filipovic
Jasmina Vuksanovic
Marialuisa Gandolfi
Frank Becker
Marko Zivanovic
Michaela Nerantzini
Caterina Breitenstein
Jelena Kuvac Kraljevic
Adi Lifshitz Ben Basat
David Copland
Hedda Døli
Cathy Price
Helene Killmer
Holly Robson
Gyula Demeter
Andrew Elders
Hellmuth Obrig
Kathryn VandenBerg

Effectiveness of Interventions Members

Evy Visch-Brink (Lead)
Tarja Kukkonen (Deputy Lead)
Friedmann Pulvermuller
Melita Kovacevic
Marian Brady
Jasmina Vuksanovic
Spyridoula Varlokosta
Audrey Bowen
Sasa Filipovic
Mali Gil
Gianfranco Denes
Melanie Kirmess
Pam Enderby
David Howard
Mieke van de Sandt Koenderman
Monica I Knoph
Michaela Nerantzini
Carolina Mendez Orellana
Femke Nouwens
Kati Renvall
Miranda Rose
Anne Whitworth
Ingrid Berhns
Sue Franklin
Lucy Dipper
Wendy Best
Annette Baumgaertner
Stefanie Abel
Ioannis Papakyritsis
Marcus Meinzer
Madeleine Harrison
Katerina Hilari
Lisbeth Frølund Kristensen
Kris McGill
Louise Williams
Jaime Monreal

Societal Impact and Reintegration Members

Jytte Isaksen (Acting Lead)
Caroline Jagoe (Deputy Lead)
Madeline Cruice (Lead, maternity leave)
Linda Worrall
Lise Randrup Jensen
Elisabeth Ahlsen
Audrey Bowen
Gianfranco Denes
Varda Soskolne
Gabriele Kitzmuller
Karianne Berg
Carole Pound
Line Haaland- Johansen
Nada Zemva
Gill Pearl
Simon Horton
Shirley Thomas
Maria da Assunção Coelho de Matos
Brigida Patricio
Luís Jesus
Suzanne Beeke
Tami Howe
Ruth Mc Menamin
Caitlin Brandenburg
Ciara Shiggins
Fiona Menger
Dafna Olenik
Shirley Thomas
Luis Jesus
Caitlin Longman
Sarah Wallace

Working Group 2 Members

International Population Registry for Aphasia after Stroke (I-PRAISE)

Those with aphasia who are included in RCTs represent only a small proportion of those who are affected by post-stroke aphasia in the wider clinical population. the evidence base for therapy which is generated from these participants may not be applicable to all of those with aphasia who are typically seen in clinics and hospitals. We seek to address gaps in knowledge by examining recovery and service provision for aphasia across Europe.

Aims :

  • Describe the clinical aphasia population across Europe
  • Describe the clinical treatments for aphasia after stroke in the general population across Europe
  • Examine the outcomes after clinical intervention for aphasia, across different countries

Aphasia telerehabilitation early post stroke (PhD Fellowship)

Team: Hege Prag Øra, Frank Becker, Melanie Kirmess, Marian Brady

Funder: Regional Health Trust South East Norway, full time grant for equivalent of 3 years FTE. Start: 1st Aug 2015 End 31st July 2019 (over 4 years)

Transforming access to cost effective aphasia services: the Australian Aphasia Centre for Research Excellence

Team: Linda Worrall, Miranda Rose, Leanne Togher, Tim Shaw, David Copland, Lyndsey Nickels, Erin Godecke, Marian Brady, Julie Bernhardt, Geoffrey Donnan, Dominic Cadillac, Anne Hill, Emma Power, Nina Simmons-Mackie, Deborah Hersh, Robyn O’Halloran

Funder: Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council. Submission Jan 2016