Dr Jenny Crinion
(Wellcome Research Fellow, Speech and Language Therapist)
Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, UCL
Functional Imaging Laboratory
12 Queen Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7833 7488
Fax: +44 (0)20 7813 1420
I am a Speech and Language Therapist interested in how people recover language following acquired brain injury.
My PhD work was on the neural basis of recovery of Wernicke’s aphasia (problems understanding speech) post stroke. This involved PET brain imaging combined with detailed language assessment of both acute and chronic stroke patients.
My current research involves combining detailed language assessments with structural (DTI, VBM methods) and functional imaging (fMRI) of chronic stroke patients and patients with primary progressive aphasia. This is in both monolingual and multilingual populations, see Bi- and Multi-lingual Stroke Group pages here.
I also work in a project investigating the effects of a drug and behavioural therapy in patients with Wernicke's aphasia with Dr Alex Leff.
If you would like to find out more about aphasia and our patient research programme please click here.
If you’re interested in becoming involved with any of Language group projects (both patients and ‘healthy’ volunteers) please click here.