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Professor Karen Eleanor Gracey Sage PhD

Professor for Allied Health Professions (Research)


Summary

Karen Sage worked as an NHS speech and language therapist for 12 years in Burnley, Liverpool and Northumberland, before moving to the University of Manchester. She completed her Psychology PhD part-time at the University of York. After two years as the Director of the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (Southmead hospital), she moved to Sheffield Hallam University to take up a new post promoting and enabling allied health professions research. Her primary research interests are based around adults with acquired communication disorders (including aphasia) and she has experience of experimental, case series, qualitative and large trial study methods.

About

After completing a BA in languages (French and Spanish), I trained as a speech and language therapist at City University, London, after which I took up my first NHS post in Burnley, Lancashire, followed by specialist neurology work at the Royal Liverpool Hospital before moving to Northumberland where I had a mixed adult caseload, including people with Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, dementia, voice and cancer of the head and neck. In 1996, I moved to the University of Manchester providing teaching and learning on aphasia, language processing, neuropsychology, research methods and clinical practice.

Since completing my PhD in psychology at the University of York, my aim has been to encourage other clinical therapists to undertake research so that allied health professionals can build a ground-swell of qualified, competent clinical researchers who investigate their area of practice to improve the health and wellbeing of their clients. My publications and research funding reflect my aim to recruit and publish with therapists. Clinically applied research (like its partner clinical practice) requires the therapist researcher to understand and use a variety of research methods and I encourage the use of whatever methods fit the research (quantitative as well as qualitative). AHP research also benefits from engaging in big data set studies as well as longitudinal cohort studies.

I am keen to assist therapists in obtaining grant income to provide the space to undertake their research (and if they wish, to acquire a higher degree). To that end, I have been successful in gaining funding from the Stroke Association, the Health Foundation, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the Dunhill Medical Trust as well as MRC and ESRC.

Additionally, I work, in Spanish, alongside colleagues in Spain (Malaga, Oviedo, Valencia and Madrid) and Chile (Talca and Santiago de Chile).

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Specialist areas of interest

aphasia
treatment and long term adjustment, stroke, rehabilitation, learning and behaviour change after acquired neurological damage
dementia, particularly those affecting language and communication (eg semantic dementia, primary progressive aphasia)

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

Publications

Key Publications

Lawton, M., Sage, K., Haddock, G., Conroy, P., & Serrant, L. (2018). Speech and language therapists’ perspectives of therapeutic alliance construction and maintenance in aphasia rehabilitation post stroke. International journal of language and communication disorders, 53 (3), 550-563. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12368

Lawton, M., Haddock, G., Conroy, P., & Sage, K. (2016). Therapeutic alliances in stroke rehabilitation: a meta-ethnography. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97 (11), 1979-1993. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.03.031

Lawton, M., Haddock, G., Conroy, P., Serrant, L., & Sage, K. (2018). People with aphasia’s perception of the therapeutic alliance in aphasia rehabilitation post stroke: a thematic analysis. Aphasiology, 32 (12), 1397-1417. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2018.1441365

Kindell, J., Wilkinson, R., Sage, K., & Keady, J. (2017). Combining music and life story work to enhance participation in family interaction in semantic dementia: a longitudinal study of one family's experience. Arts and health : an international journal for research, policy and practice, 10 (2), 165-180. http://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2017.1342269

Wielaert, S., an de Sandt-Koenderman, M.W.M.E., Dammers, N., & Sage, K. (2016). ImPACT: a multifaceted implementation for conversation partner training in aphasia in Dutch rehabilitation settings. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40 (1), 76-89. http://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1243160

Wallace, S.J., Worrall, L., Rose, T., Le Dorze, G., Breitenstein, C., Hilari, K., ... Webster, J. (2019). A core outcome set for aphasia treatment research: the ROMA consensus statement. International journal of stroke, 14 (2), 180-185. http://doi.org/10.1177/1747493018806200

Pilkington, E., Sage, K., Saddy, J.D., & Robson, H. (2019). What can repetition, reading and naming tell us about Jargon Aphasia? Journal of Neurolinguistics, 49, 45-56. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2018.08.003

Journal articles

Young, R., Sage, K., Broom, D., Broomfield, K., Church, G., & Smith, C. (2021). Using nominal group technique to advance power assisted exercise equipment for people with stroke. Research Involvement and Engagement, 7. http://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-021-00311-z

Young, R., Broom, D., O’Brien, R., Sage, K., & Smith, C. (2021). Users’ experience of community-based power assisted exercise: a transition from NHS to third sector services. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 16 (1). http://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2021.1949899

Young, R., Broom, D., Sage, K., Crossland, K., & Smith, C. (2021). Experiences of venue based exercise interventions for people with stroke in the UK: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research. Physiotherapy, 110, 5-14. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.06.001

Broomfield, K., Craig, C., Smith, S., Jones, G., Judge, S., & Sage, K. (2021). Creativity in public involvement: Supporting authentic collaboration and inclusive research with seldom heard voices. Research Involvement and Engagement, 7 (1), 17. http://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-021-00260-7

Keen, C., Harrop, D., Hashmi-Greenwood, M., Kiely, D.G., Yorke, J., & Sage, K. (2020). Outcome Measures Used in Studies of Rehabilitation in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systematic Review. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. http://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.202005-541OC

Eltringham, S., Pownall, S., Bray, B., Smith, C.J., Piercy, L., & Sage, K. (2019). Experiences of dysphagia after stroke: an interview study of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers. Geriatrics, 4 (4), e67. http://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4040067

Keen, C., Hashmi-Greenwood, M., Yorke, J., Armstrong, I., Sage, K., & Kiely, D. (2019). Exploring a physiotherapy well-being review to deliver community-based rehabilitation in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation, 9 (4). http://doi.org/10.1177/2045894019885356

Eltringham, S.A., Smith, C.J., Pownall, S., Sage, K., & Bray, B. (2019). Variation in Dysphagia Assessment and Management in Acute Stroke: An Interview Study. Geriatrics, 4 (4), e60. http://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4040060

Pilkington, E., Sage, K., Saddy, D., & Robson, H. (2019). When does lexical availability influence phonology? Evidence from Jargon reading and repetition. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. http://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2019.1676456

Pilkington, E., Sage, K., Saddy, D., & Robson, H. (2019). When does lexical availability influence phonology? Evidence from Jargon reading and repetition. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. http://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2019.1676456

Eltringham, S., Kilner, K., Gee, M., Sage, K., Bray, B., Smith, C., & Pownall, S. (2019). Factors associated with risk of stroke-associated pneumonia in patients with dysphagia: A systematic review. Dysphagia. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-019-10061-6

Eltringham, S., Kilner, K., Gee, M., Sage, K., Bray, B., Smith, C., & Pownall, S. (2019). Factors associated with risk of stroke-associated pneumonia in patients with dysphagia: A systematic review. Dysphagia. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-019-10061-6

Lawton, M., Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Haddock, G. (2019). Aphasia and Stroke Therapeutic Alliance Measure (A-STAM): Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation. International journal of speech-language pathology. http://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2019.1648551

Lawton, M., Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Haddock, G. (2019). Aphasia and Stroke Therapeutic Alliance Measure (A-STAM): Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation. International journal of speech-language pathology. http://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2019.1648551

Broomfield, K., Harrop, D., Judge, S., Jones, G., & Sage, K. (2019). Appraising the quality of tools used to record patient-reported outcomes in users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): a systematic review. Quality of Life Research. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-019-02228-3

Lawton, M., Haddock, G., Conroy, P., Serrant, L., & Sage, K. (2019). People with aphasia’s perspectives of the therapeutic alliance during speech-language intervention: A Q methodological approach. International journal of speech-language pathology, 1-11. http://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2019.1585949

Purcell, R., & Sage, K. (2018). Investigating the language, cognition and self-monitoring abilities of speakers with jargon output. Aphasiology. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2018.1532070

Eltringham, S., Kilner, K., Gee, M., Sage, K., Bray, B., Pownall, S., & Smith, C. (2018). Impact of dysphagia assessment and management on risk of stroke-associated pneumonia: A systematic review. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 46 (3-4), 97-105. http://doi.org/10.1159/000492730

Thomson, J., Gee, M., Sage, K., & Walker, T. (2018). 'What 'form' does informal assessment take? A scoping review of the informal assessment literature for aphasia. International journal of language and communication disorders, 53 (4), 659-674. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12382

Kindell, J., Wilkinson, R., Sage, K., & Keady, J. (2017). Everyday conversation in dementia: a review of theliterature to inform research and practice. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 52 (4), 392-406. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12298

Robson, H., Specht, K., Beaumont, H., Parkes, L.M., Sage, K., Lambon Ralph, M.A., & Zahn, R. (2017). Arterial spin labelling shows functional depression of non-lesion tissue in chronic Wernicke's aphasia. Cortex, 92, 249-260. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2016.11.002

Pilkington, E., Keidel, J., Kendrick, L., Saddy, D., Sage, K., & Robson, H. (2017). Sources of phoneme errors in repetition: perseverative, neologistic and lesion patterns in jargon aphasia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 225. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00225

Wielaert, S.M., Berns, P., van de Sandt-Koenderman, M.W.M., Dammers, N., & Sage, K. (2016). Now it is about me having to learn something ... partners' experiences with a Dutch conversation partner training programme (PACT). International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 52 (2), 143-154. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12248

Wielaert, S.M., Sage, K., Heijenbrok-Kal, M.H., & Van De Sandt-Koenderman, W.M. (2015). Candidacy for conversation partner training in aphasia: findings from a Dutch implementation study. Aphasiology, 30 (6), 699-718. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2015.1100707

Kindell, J., Sage, K., & Cruice, M. (2015). Supporting communication in semantic dementia : a clinical consensus from expert practitioners. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 16 (3), 153-164. http://doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-08-2014-0016

Carragher, M., Sage, K., & Conroy, P. (2015). Outcomes of treatment targeting syntax production in people with Broca's-type aphasia : evidence from psycholinguistic assessment tasks and everyday conversation. International journal of language and communication disorders, 50 (3), 322-336. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12135

Carragher, M., Sage, K., & Conroy, P. (2014). Preliminary analysis from a novel treatment targeting the exchange of new information within storytelling for people with non-fluent aphasia and their partners. Aphasiology, 29 (11), 1383-1408. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2014.988110

Robson, H., Cloutman, L., Keidel, J.L., Sage, K., Drakesmith, M., & Welbourne, S. (2014). Mismatch negativity (MMN) reveals inefficient auditory ventral stream function in chronic auditory comprehension impairments. Cortex, 59, 113-125. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2014.07.009

Kindell, J., Sage, K., Wilkinson, R., & Keady, J. (2014). Living with semantic dementia: a case study of one family's experience. Qualitative Health Research, 24 (3), 401-411. http://doi.org/10.1177/1049732314521900

Robson, H., Zahn, R., Keidel, J.L., Binney, R.J., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2014). The anterior temporal lobes support residual comprehension in Wernicke's aphasia. Brain, 137 (3), 931-943. http://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awt373

Galling, M.A., Goorah, N., Berthier, M.L., & Sage, K. (2013). A clinical study of the combined use of bromocriptine and speech and language therapy in the treatment of a person with aphasia. Aphasiology, 28 (2), 171-187. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2013.838616

Carragher, M., Sage, K., & Conroy, P. (2013). The effects of verb retrieval therapy for people with non-fluent aphasia : evidence from assessment tasks and conversation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23 (6), 846-887. http://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2013.832335

Robson, H., Grube, M., Griffiths, T.D., Ralph, M.A.L., & Sage, K. (2013). Fundamental deficits of auditory perception in Wernicke's aphasia. Cortex, 49 (7), 1808-1822. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.11.012

Kindell, J., Sage, K., Keady, J., & Wilkinson, R. (2013). Adapting to conversation with semantic dementia : using enactment as a compensatory strategy in everyday social interaction. International journal of language and communication disorders, 48 (5), 497-507. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12023

Cuetos, F., Rodríguez-Ferreiro, J., Sage, K., & Ellis, A.W. (2012). A fresh look at the predictors of naming accuracy and errors in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Neuropsychology, 6 (2), 242-256. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-6653.2011.02025.x

Carragher, M., Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Wilkinson, R. (2012). Can impairment-focused therapy change the everyday conversations of people with aphasia? A review of the literature and future directions. Aphasiology, 26 (7), 895-916. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2012.676164

Robson, H., Davies, S., Lambon Ralph, M.A., & Sage, K. (2012). Facilitating and disrupting speech perception in word deafness. Aphasiology, 26 (2), 177-198. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2011.629360

Robson, H., Keidel, J.L., Ralph, M.A.L., & Sage, K. (2012). Revealing and quantifying the impaired phonological analysis underpinning impaired comprehension in Wernicke's aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 50 (2), 276-288. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.11.022

Robson, H., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2012). Wernicke's aphasia reflects a combination of acoustic-phonological and semantic control deficits: A case-series comparison of Wernicke's aphasia, semantic dementia and semantic aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 50 (2), 266-275. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.11.021

Conroy, P., Snell, C., Sage, K., & Ralph, M.A.L. (2012). Using phonemic cueing of spontaneous naming to predict item responsiveness to therapy for anomia in aphasia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (1 S), S53-S60. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2011.07.205

Ralph, M.A.L., Sage, K., Heredia, C.G., Berthier, M.L., Martínez-Cuitiño, M., Torralva, T., ... Patterson, K. (2011). El-La: The impact of degraded semantic representations on knowledge of grammatical gender in semantic dementia. Acta Neuropsychologica, 9 (2), 115-131.

Adrián, J.A., González, M., Buiza, J.J., & Sage, K. (2011). Extending the use of Spanish Computer-assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) in people with aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44 (6), 666-677. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.06.002

Mayberry, E.J., Sage, K., Ehsan, S., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2011). Relearning in semantic dementia reflects contributions from both medial temporal lobe episodic and degraded neocortical semantic systems: Evidence in support of the complementary learning systems theory. Neuropsychologia, 49 (13), 3591-3598. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.09.010

Mayberry, E.J., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2011). At the edge of semantic space: The breakdown of coherent concepts in semantic dementia is constrained by typicality and severity but not modality. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23 (9), 2240-2251. http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2010.21582

Mayberry, E.J., Sage, K., Ehsan, S., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2011). An emergent effect of phonemic cueing following relearning in semantic dementia. Aphasiology, 25 (9), 1069-1077. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2011.575203

Pearl, G., Sage, K., & Young, A. (2011). Involvement in volunteering: An exploration of the personal experience of people with aphasia. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 (19-20), 1805-1821. http://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2010.549285

Wilkinson, R., Lock, S., Bryan, K., & Sage, K. (2011). Interaction-focused intervention for acquired language disorders: facilitating mutual adaptation in couples where one partner has aphasia. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 (1), 74-87. http://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2011.551140

Sage, K., Snell, C., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2011). How intensive does anomia therapy for people with aphasia need to be? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21 (1), 26-41. http://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2010.528966

Snell, C., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2010). How many words should we provide in anomia therapy? A meta-analysis and a case series study. Aphasiology, 24 (9), 1064-1094. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030903372632

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Snell, C., Fillingham, J.K., Conroy, P., & Sage, K. (2010). Predicting the outcome of anomia therapy for people with aphasia post CVA: Both language and cognitive status are key predictors. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 20 (2), 289-305. http://doi.org/10.1080/09602010903237875

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Sage, K., Jones, R.W., & Mayberry, E.J. (2010). Coherent concepts are computed in the anterior temporal lobes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107 (6), 2717-2722. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0907307107

Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2009). Errorless and errorful therapy for verb and noun naming in aphasia. Aphasiology, 23 (11), 1311-1337. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030902756439

Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2009). The effects of decreasing and increasing cue therapy on improving naming speed and accuracy for verbs and nouns in aphasia. Aphasiology, 23 (6), 707-730. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030802165574

Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2009). A comparison of word versus sentence cues as therapy for verb naming in aphasia. Aphasiology, 23 (4), 462-482. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030802514920

Heredia, C.G., Sage, K., Lambon Ralph, M.A., & Berthier, M.L. (2009). Relearning and retention of verbal labels in a case of semantic dementia. Aphasiology, 23 (2), 192-209. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030801942999

(2009). Improved vocabulary production after naming therapy in aphasia: can gains in picture naming generalize to connected speech? International journal of language & communication disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, 44 (6), 1036-1062. http://doi.org/10.1080/13682820802585975

Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Ralph, M.L. (2009). Improved vocabulary production after naming therapy in aphasia can gains in picture naming generalise to connected speech. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44 (6), 1036-1062. http://doi.org/10.3109/13682820802585975

Jefferies, E., Sage, K., & Ralph, M.A.L. (2007). Do deep dyslexia, dysphasia and dysgraphia share a common phonological impairment? Neuropsychologia, 45 (7), 1553-1570. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.12.002

Conroy, P., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2006). Towards theory-driven therapies for aphasic verb impairments: A review of current theory and practice. Aphasiology, 20 (12), 1159-1185. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030600792009

Sage, K., & Ellis, A.W. (2006). Using orthographic neighbours to treat a case of graphemic buffer disorder. Aphasiology, 20 (9-11), 851-870. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030600738945

Fillingham, J.K., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2006). The treatment of anomia using errorless learning. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16 (2), 129-154. http://doi.org/10.1080/09602010443000254

Sage, K., Hesketh, A., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2005). Using errorless learning to treat letter-by-letter reading: Contrasting word versus letter-based therapy. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15 (5), 619-642. http://doi.org/10.1080/09602010443000155

Fillingham, J.K., Sage, K., & Ralph, M.A.L. (2005). Treatment of anomia using errorless versus errorful learning: Are frontal executive skills and feedback important? International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 40 (4), 505-523. http://doi.org/10.1080/13682820500138572

Fillingham, J.K., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2005). Further explorations and an overview errorless and errorful therapy for aphasic word-finding difficulties: The number of naming attempts during therapy affects outcome. Aphasiology, 19 (7), 597-614. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030544000272

Sage, K., & Ellis, A.W. (2004). Lexical influences in graphemic buffer disorder. COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 21 (2-4), 381-400. http://doi.org/10.1080/02643290342000438

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Hesketh, A., & Sage, K. (2004). Implicit recognition in pure alexia: The Saffran effect - A tale of two systems or two procedures? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21 (2-4), 401-421. http://doi.org/10.1080/02643290342000384

Sage, K., & Ellis, A.W. (2004). Lexical influences in graphemic buffer disorder. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21 (2-4), 381-400. http://doi.org/10.1080/02643290342000438

Fillingham, J.K., Hodgson, C., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M.A. (2003). The application of errorless learning to aphasic disorders: A review of theory and practice. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 13 (3), 337-363. http://doi.org/10.1080/09602010343000020

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Moriarty, L., Sage, K., Ackerman, T., Arul, K., Bird, H., ... Whitton, E. (2002). Anomia is simply a reflection of semantic and phonological impairments: Evidence from a case-series study. Aphasiology, 16 (1-2), 56-82. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687040143000448

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Sage, K., & Roberts, J. (2000). Classical anomia: A neuropsychological perspective on speech production. Neuropsychologia, 38 (2), 186-202. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0028-3932(99)00056-1

Hesketh, A., & Sage, K. (1999). Outcome measurement: In sickness and in health. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1 (1), 67-69. http://doi.org/10.3109/14417049909167159

Hesketh, A., & Sage, K. (1999). For better, for worse: Outcome measurement in speech and language therapy. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1 (1), 37-45. http://doi.org/10.3109/14417049909167152

Hesketh, A., & Sage, K. (1999). Overview. Aphasiology, 13 (4-5), 239-241. http://doi.org/10.1080/026870399402064

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Ellis, A.W., & Sage, K. (1998). Word meaning blindness revisited. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 15 (4), 389-400. http://doi.org/10.1080/026432998381159

Lambon Ralph, M.A., Sage, K., & Ellis, A.W. (1996). Word Meaning Blindness: A New Form of Acquired Dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 13 (5), 617-640. http://doi.org/10.1080/026432996381863

Eltringham, S., Smith, C., Pownall, S., Sage, K., & Bray, B. (n.d.). Variation in dysphagia assessment and management in acute stroke: An interview study. Geriatrics.

Eltringham, S., Smith, C., Pownall, S., Sage, K., & Bray, B. (n.d.). Variation in dysphagia assessment and management in acute stroke: An interview study. Geriatrics.

Conference papers

Di Nuovo, A., Bamforth, J., Conti, D., Sage, K., Ibbotson, R., Clegg, J., ... Arnold, K. (2020). An explorative study on robotics for supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during clinical procedures. In 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI, (pp. 189-191). Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc: http://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378277

Lawton, M., Haddock, G., Conroy, P., Serrant, L., & Sage, K. (2018). Which aspects of the therapeutic alliance are valued by people with aphasia in speech and language therapy? A Q-methodology study. Aphasiology, 32 (S1), 122-123. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2018.1486370

Carragher, M., Sage, K., & Conroy, P. (2013). Interactive storytelling therapy : task effects and generalisation to conversation. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 269-270. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.134

Sage, K., Galling, M., Goorah, N., & Berthier, M. (2013). Combining bromocriptine and speech and language therapy in the treatment of a person with aphasia : a clinical study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 273-274. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.137

Robson, H., Drakesmith, M., Keidel, J.L., Sage, K., Cloutman, L., & Welbourne, S. (2013). Electrophysiology correlates of successful and impaired auditory discrimination in acquired comprehension impairments. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 145-146. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.071

Wilkinson, R., Bryan, K., Lock, S., & Sage, K. (2010). Implementing and evaluating aphasia therapy targeted at couples' conversations: A single case study. Aphasiology, 24 (6-8), 869-886. http://doi.org/10.1080/02687030903501958

Read, J., Welbourne, S., Sage, K., & Lambon Ralph, M. (2010). Recovery of language and reading in post-CVA aphasia: A longitudinal study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 158-159. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.078

Robson, H., Lambon Ralph, M., & Sage, K. (2010). A case series comparison to investigate the comprehension impairment in Wernicke's aphasia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 35-36. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.018

Book chapters

Broomfield, K., & Sage, K. (2017). Exploring the perspectives of people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication Aids (AAC). In Cudd, P., & de Witte, L. (Eds.) Harnessing the power of technology to improve lives. (pp. 370-373). IOS Press: http://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-370

Sage, K., & Terradillos, E. (2016). Terapia functional para la persona con afasia: en que consiste? In Martín-Aragoneses, M.T., & López-Higes, R. (Eds.) Claves de la logopedia en el siglo XXI. (pp. 231-249). Madrid: UNED

Galling, M.A., Goorah, N., Berthier, M.L., & Sage, K. (2016). A clinical study of the combined use of bromocriptine and speech and language therapy in the treatment of a person with aphasia. In Pharmacology and Aphasia. (pp. 44-60).

Other activities

Honorary clinical contract with Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Research advisor and research champion

Co-Chair: RCSLT Clinical Excellence Network (CEN): North West Aphasia

COST EU Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CAT) Working group 3 Predictors and prognosis

Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) : member of the professoriate

External examiner: City, University of London - External Examiner for MRes Clinical Research and MSc in Health Services Research

Postgraduate supervision

2013 - 2018: Stroke Association Junior Fellowship: 'Evaluating the impact of therapeutic alliance between the rehabilitation clinician and stroke survivor; focus on the speech and language therapist and the person with aphasia'

2015 - 2018: Stroke Association Junior Fellowship: 'The Cognitive and Neurobiological Mechanisms Underpinning Jargon Aphasia and Perseveration'

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development and the Rotterdam Neurorehabilitation Research (RoNeRes) consortium: Exploratory study into the effects of conversation training on all stakeholders when the partners of people with aphasia have received the training

ESRC: Applying therapies and technologies to the treatment of dysgraphia: combining neuropsychological techniques and compensatory devices to enhance use of writing via the internet

NIHR: Extending and evaluating conversation-focused therapy: Optimizing the ability of couples where one partner has aphasia to cope with conversation.

Stroke Association Junior Fellowship: Improving the talk of speakers with non-fluent aphasia: Evaluating the combination of impairment-focused therapy and interaction therapy

Stroke Association Junior Fellowship: Revealing the neural basis of semantic memory: its breakdown in Wernicke’s aphasia

Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) Re-learning in semantic dementia

Gatsby Foundation: Charting the recovery of reading in CVA

MRC: Testing and applying contemporary models of language to relearning in stroke aphasia

Stroke Association Junior Fellowship. Errorless learning as a treatment applied to verb and sentence production in aphasia

Health Foundation studentship: An investigation into errorless learning as a therapy for anomia

ESRC: An investigation into lexical therapy for anomia

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