Senior Lecturer – Speech Pathology, School of Allied Health, Australian Catholic University
Dr Erin Conway’s research interests and expertise relate to communication changes experienced by people with dementia, and the evaluation of treatments that aim to improve communication for people with dementia. Her research ultimately aims to improve access to evidence-based speech pathology services that will support communication for people with dementia.
Dr Conway’s recent research has focused on the development and evaluation of treatment approaches including communication partner training for carers of people with dementia, and direct rehabilitation of word-retrieval in progressive aphasia. Dr Conway is also interested in the interaction between communication and quality of life, quality of care and quality of interpersonal relationships for people with dementia.