Career History

  • 1982-1986 Speech and Language Therapist, Norfolk Health Authority
  • 1988-1990 Speech and Language Therapist, Norfolk Health Authority
  • 1990-1992 Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Acting Head of Adult Services, Norfolk Health Authority
  • 1992-1998 Specialist SLT, Specialist Neuro-rehabilitation Services, Norwich Community Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • 1998-2001 SLT Team Leader and Specialist SLT, Specialist Neurorehabilitation Services, Norwich Community Health Partnership NHS Trust (1995-2001 half time secondment to research)
  • 2001- 2004 Specialist SLT, Specialist Neuro-rehabilitation Services, Norwich PCT (2001-August 2003, full-time secondment to research)
  • 2004 – present Lecturer, School of RSC, UEA

Academic Background

  • 1977 BA (Hons.) (Cambridge University) Modern and Medieval Languages (II ii)
  • 1981 Postgraduate Diploma in Speech Pathology and Therapeutics, School for the Study of Disorders of Human Communication, London.
  • 1991 MSc Human Communication Disorders, (Distinction in both Examination and Project), City University, London.
  • 2003 PhD, City University, London.

Highlighted Publications

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Horton, S., Lane, K., Shiggins, C.

(2016)

Supporting communication for people with aphasia in stroke rehabilitation: transfer of training in a multidisciplinary stroke team,

in Aphasiology

30.

pp. 629-656

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Swart, J., Horton, S.

(2015)

From patients to teachers: the perspectives of trainers with aphasia in a UK Conversation Partner Scheme,

in Aphasiology

29.

pp. 195-213

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Horton, S.

(2014)

Supporting Communication for Access and Participation,

(Digital or Visual Products)

(Published)


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Horton, S., Shiggins, C., Lane, K.

(2017)

Enhancing functional communication recovery of people with aphasia after a stroke: realising opportunities for enriching the communicative environment during routine rehabilitation,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Barnish, M. S., Horton, S. M. C., Butterfint, Z. R., Clark, A. B., Atkinson, R. A., Deane, K. H. O.

(2017)

Speech and communication in Parkinson’s disease: a cross-sectional exploratory study in the UK,

in BMJ Open

7

article no. e014642

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(Article)

(Published)


Horton, S., Pearl, G., Soskolne, V., Olenik, D., Haaland-Johansen, L., Isaksen, J., Jagoe, C., Shiggins, C.

(2017)

Asset-based approaches for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families: promoting and sustaining well-being in the long-term.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Barnish, M., Whibley, D., Horton, S., Butterfint, Z., Deane, K.

(2016)

Roles of cognitive status and intelligibility in everyday communication in people with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review,

in Journal of Parkinson's Disease

6

(3)

pp. 453-462

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(Article)

(Published)


Horton, S., Clark, A., Barton, G., Lane, K., Pomeroy, V. M.

(2016)

Methodological issues in the design and evaluation of supported communication for aphasia training: a cluster-controlled feasibility study,

in BMJ Open

6

(4)

article no. e011207

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Hilari, K., Klippi, A., Constantinidou, F., Horton, S., Penn, C., Raymer, A., Wallace, S., Zemva, N., Worrall, L.

(2016)

An International Perspective on Quality of Life in Aphasia: A Survey of Clinician Views and Practices from Sixteen Countries,

in Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica

67

(3)

pp. 119-130

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Howard Wilsher, S., Irvine, L., Fan, H., Shakespeare, T., Suhrcke, M., Horton, S., Poland, F., Hooper, L., Song, F.

(2016)

Systematic overview of economic evaluations of health-related rehabilitation,

in Disability and Health Journal

9

(1)

pp. 11-25

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(Article)

(Published)


Horton, S., Lane, K., Shiggins, C.

(2016)

Supporting communication for people with aphasia in stroke rehabilitation: transfer of training in a multidisciplinary stroke team,

in Aphasiology

30

(5)

pp. 629-656

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hilari, K., Raymer, A., Klippi, A., Constantinidou, F., Horton, S., Penn, C., Wallace, S., Zemva, N., Worrall, L.

(2015)

Quality of Life in Aphasia: International Perspectives,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Swart, J., Horton, S.

(2015)

From patients to teachers: the perspectives of trainers with aphasia in a UK Conversation Partner Scheme,

in Aphasiology

29

(2)

pp. 195-213

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hilari, K., Klippi, A., Constantinidou, F., Horton, S., Penn, C., Raymer, A., Wallace, S., Zemva, N., Worrall, L.

(2015)

Quality of life in aphasia: An international perspective,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Horton, S.

(2014)

Supporting Communication for Access and Participation,

(Digital or Visual Products)

(Published)


Horton, S, Barton, G, Clark, A, Lane, K, Macrae, I, Pomeroy, V, Stanton, D, White, P

(2014)

On the costs and benefits of supported communication for aphasia training for healthcare practitioners: a pilot study of post-acute rehabilitation.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Horton, S, Humby, K

(2014)

Development and preliminary validation of the Conversation and Communication Questionnaire for People with Aphasia (CCQA).,

(Poster)

(Published)


Horton, S, Lane, K, Macrae, I, Stanton, D, Bell, C, Watson, L

(2013)

Barriers, enablers, practices and outputs of involvement: stroke survivors with aphasia as collaborators in a clinical trial,

(Poster)

(Published)


Klippi, A, Penn, C, Constantinidou, F, Zemva, N, Hilari, K, Horton, S, Raymer, A, Wallace, S, Worrall, L

(2013)

Quality of life in aphasia: An international perspective,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Horton, S., Howell, A., Humby, C., Ross, A.

(2011)

Engagement and learning: an exploratory study of situated practice in multi-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation,

in Disability and Rehabilitation

33

(3)

pp. 270-279

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Xiong, T., Bunning, K., Horton, S., Hartley, S.

(2011)

Assessing and comparing the outcome measures for the rehabilitation of adults with communication disorders in randomised controlled trials: an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health approach,

in Disability and Rehabilitation

pp. 1-19

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Horton, S., Poland, F., Kale, S., Drachler, M. D. L., De Carvalho Leite, J., Mcarthur, M. A., Campion, P. D., Pheby, D., Nacul, L.

(2010)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in adults: a qualitative study of perspectives from professional practice,

in BMC Family Practice

11

(1)

article no. 89

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Pickard, R., McAllister, J., Horton, S.

(2010)

Spontaneous recovery of writing after stroke: A case study of the first 100 days,

in Aphasiology

24

(10)

pp. 1223-1241

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Key Research Interests

My research interests have focused on therapies for acquired communication impairments, multi-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation, and the long-term impact of stroke for stroke survivors and their families. I have employed a range of designs including clinical trials, single case and small group observational studies, and methods including video ethnography, ethnographic and interview / focus group approaches.

I am particularly interested in research collaborations with stroke survivors; I have worked with the Norfolk Conversation Partner Trainers group on a number of studies, for example: an NIHR-funded Phase II feasibility trial of supported communication in post-acute rehabilitation; a Participatory Action Research study in collaboration with members of the COST Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists. I have developed a self-report measure of conversation and communication for people with aphasia supported by funding from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, and am currently co-ordinating PPI for the RELEASE (NIHR HS&DR funded) study of aphasia therapy.

Teaching Interests

I am particularly interested in actively involving patients and public in health-care education. Health services today must actively involve patients and public to ensure they are relevant, acceptable and truly engage with peoples’ needs. Health education especially has to be meaningful for those using it, so that it can encourage “talking with” rather than “talking at”. As Service User involvement lead for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences I am particularly keen to promote meaningful involvement of patients and public in our programmes, including co-production of educational resources. Together with a team from across the Schools in FMH and the Centre for Interprofessional Practice I am investigating the impact of Service User involvement in UG education, supported by a UEA Teaching Fellowship.

 I am willing to supervise PGR students in the following areas:

  • Stroke and communication impairments
  • PPI
  • Participation in society
  • Rehabilitation

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Committee member of the NIHR Stroke Research Network Clinical Studies Group for Rehabilitation - 2012-15
  • External Examiner MSc in Language Pathology, Newcastle University - 2013-17
  • Member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Aphasia Committee - 2012-15
  • Member of the EU COST Collaboration of Aphasia Triallists Workgroup 5 (Societal Impact & Reintegration)
  • Member of the International Aphasia United Advisory Committee
  • Member if the International Scandinavian Conversation Partner (ISCAN) research network

Enterprise and Engagement activities

  • Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance Coaching initiative - 2013-14
  • Evidence Based Aphasia Therapies: CPD  - July 2013
  • Norfolk Conversation Partners – academic-community engagement - 2005 to present
  • Joint winner of the 2007 Award for Teaching Innovation, City University, London - 2007
  • UEA Community Engagement Achievement Award, 2014

Administrative Posts

  • HSC 5023B (Acquired Language & Communication Disorders) Module Co-ordinator