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Dr Erin Conway Name: Dr Erin Conway
Assistant Deputy Head, School of Allied Health Brisbane
+617 3623 7852
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
National School of Allied Health
Building 203 (1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 1-Room 203.1.03
Biographical Information

Dr Erin Conway is a lecturer in Speech Pathology within the School of Allied Health on the Brisbane Campus. Erin's areas of teaching, research and clinical focus include neurogenic communication disorders and their treatment. Erin was awarded her PhD in 2009 from The University of Queensland for her research into the roles of the cerebral hemisphere in word processing following unilateral stroke.

Her research interests include the impact of communication changes in dementia on the experiences of people with dementia, and the evaluation of treatments to improve communication for people with dementia. Intervention approaches include communication training for carers of people with dementia, and exploring treatment efficacy of word-retrieval rehabilitation in progressive aphasia. Dr Conway is also interested in cognition and language processing in healthy aging and acquired neurological disorders (eg. stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease) and the use of EEG methodology in the investigation of neurolinguistic processing.


Conway, E. R., Watson, B., Tatangelo, G., & McCabe, M. (2018). Is it all bleak? A systematic review of factors contributing to relationship change in dementia. International psychogeriatrics, 1-19.

Swan, K., Hopper, M., Wenke, R., Jackson, C., Till, T., & Conway, E. (2018). Speech-Language Pathologist Interventions for Communication in Moderate&ndashSevere Dementia: A Systematic Review. American journal of speech-language pathology27(2), 836-852.

Walton, C., Conway, E., Blackshaw, H., & Carding, P. (2017). Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis: A Systematic Review of Speech-Language Pathology Management. Journal of Voice, 31, 509.e7-509.e22.

Conway, E., & Chenery, H. (2016). Evaluating the MESSAGE Communication Strategies in Dementia training for use with community-based aged care staff working with people with dementia: A controlled pretest-posttest study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13134

Atay, C., Conway, E.R., Angus, D., Wiles, J., Baker, R., & Chenery, H.J. (2015). An automated approach to examining conversational dynamics between people with dementia and their carers. PloSOne, 10(12), e0144327. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144327

Baker, R., Angus, D., Smith-Conway, E.R., Baker, K.S., Gallois, C., Wiles, J. and Chenery, H. (2015). Visualising conversations between care home staff and residents with dementia, Ageing and Society, 35 (2), 270-297

Liddle, J., Smith-Conway, E.R., Baker, R., Angwin, A.J., Gallois, C., Copland, D.A., Pachana, N.A., Humphreys, M.S., Byrne, G.J., and Chenery, H.J. (2012). Memory and communication support strategies in dementia: Effect of a training program for informal caregivers. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 1927-1942.

Smith-Conway, E.R., Chenery, H.J., Angwin, A., and Copland, D.A. (2012). A dual task investigation of right hemisphere inhibition following left hemisphere lesions. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8, 14.

Broughton, M., Smith., E.R., Baker, R., Angwin, A.J., Pachana, N.A., Mitchell, L., Copland, D.A., Gallios, C., Byrne, G.J., Humphreys, M., and Chenery, H.J. (2011). Evaluation of a Caregiver Education Program to Support Memory and Communication in Dementia: A Controlled Pretest-Posttest Study with Nursing Home Staff. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48, 1436-1444.

Smith, E.R., Broughton, M., Baker, R., Pachana, N.A., Angwin, A.J, Humphreys, M., Mitchell, L., Byrne, G.J., Copland, D.A., Gallios, C., Hegney, D., and Chenery, H.J.   (2011). Memory and communication support in dementia: research-based strategies for caregivers. International Psychogeriatrics, 23, 256-263.


Erin's areas of research interest include:

  1. Improving functional communication abilities and quality of life of people with dementia and improving communication in dementia care
  2. Examining language processing, learning mechanisms and rehabilitation of language impairments in progressive aphasia (dementia)
  3. Exploring the cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing in healthy aging, following stroke and in Parkinson&rsquos disease





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Speech Pathology Australia


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