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Katie Chadd

Lecturer
School of Health and Social Care
 Katie Chadd

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Biography

Katie joined the University of Essex in 2023 as a lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care, in the speech and language therapy (SLT) division. Prior to joining Essex, Katie worked for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), where she held various roles (most recently, research manager) supporting research activity in the speech and language therapy profession. Before working at the RCSLT Katie was a research intern and speech and language therapist at City, University of London supporting the Barts Charity funded 'CommuniCATE' project, researching technology-assisted rehabilitation for people with post-stroke aphasia. Katie completed her BSc in Medical Neuroscience from the University of Sussex in 2014 and PG Dip in SLT in 2016 from City, University of London, with an extension to an MSc completed in 2017. Katie engages in a range of research activity and has a specific role in supporting research partnerships across the School, including the Better Start Southend evaluation. Her research interests include utilising routine data / real-world data to improve the quality of health services, adult acquired communication disorders, inclusive research practices, social justice and anti-racism, patient and public involvement and research capacity building. Katie is a fully certified speech and language therapist registered with the HCPC and a member of the RCSLT.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Speech and Language Therapy City, University of London, (2017)

  • BSc in Medical Neuroscience University of Sussex, (2014)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex (9/5/2023 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Stroke rehabilitation

Improving access to and outcomes from rehabilitation for people with stroke, particularly with aphasia and other communication disorders and with an interest in technology-assisted therapies.

Patient and public involvement

Involving people with lived experiences in research processes, especially voices of those typically marginalised or underserved. Developing innovative practices for involving people with communication disorders in research and research priority setting.

Real-world data and routine clinical data

Understanding and improving data practices in health care, utilising clinical data or routinely-collected data to drive quality improvement, for research and to meaningfully contribute to evidence-based practice and policy

Health inequalities

Current research

Real-world data in allied health and the pursuit of social justice and health equity

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Feasibility and acceptability of a programme of learning about anti-racism for speech and language therapists

The long term impact of COVID-19 on speech and language therapy

Voices of under-represented speech and language therapists in research

A scoping review

Telehealth in aphasia pathways in the 'real world'

Complexity of and outcomes from stroke rehabilitation in speech and language therapy - a real world data study

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Lifelong Study Skills (HS131)

  • Professional Enquiry (HS240)

  • Enhancing Communication for People with Developmental & Acquired Communication Difficulties (HS331)

  • Practice Placement 3 (HS332)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 4 (HS834)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 3 (HS833)

Publications

Journal articles (11)

Chadd, K., Chalmers, S., Harrall, K., Heelan, A., Kulkarni, A., Lambert, S., Moyse, K. and Clunie, G., Impact of the initial COVID-19 response in the UK on speech and language therapy services: a nationwide survey of practice.. Journal of Health, Organization and Management

Chadd, K., Harding, S., Mortley, J. and Enderby, P., (2023). Improving efficiency through innovation in the ‘real-world’: feasibility of a co-designed telehealth solution for individuals with aphasia. Advances in Communication and Swallowing, 1-11

Chadd, K., Longhurst, L., Kulkarni, A., Simpson, J., Pagnamenta, E., Brettell, F., Money, D., Dowty, R., Wallinger, J., Bangera, S., Palmer, R. and Joffe, V., (2022). Research priorities relating to communication and swallowing for people with learning disabilities across the lifespan. Tizard Learning Disability Review. 27 (2), 95-104

Kulkarni, AA., Chadd, KE., Lambert, SB., Earl, G., Longhurst, LM., McKean, C., Hulme, C., McGregor, KK., Cunniff, A., Pagnamenta, E., Joffe, V., Ebbels, SE., Bangera, S., Wallinger, J. and Norbury, CF., (2022). Editorial Perspective: Speaking up for developmental language disorder – the top 10 priorities for research. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 63 (8), 957-960

Pagnamenta, E., Longhurst, L., Breaks, A., Chadd, K., Kulkarni, A., Bryant, V., Tier, K., Rogers, V., Bangera, S., Wallinger, J., Leslie, P., Palmer, R. and Joffe, V., (2022). Research priorities to improve the health of children and adults with dysphagia: a National Institute of Health Research and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists research priority setting partnership.. BMJ Open. 12 (1), e049459-e049459

Chadd, K., Chalmers, S., Harrall, K., Moyse, K. and Clunie, G., (2022). An evaluation of speech and language therapy services for people with long COVID in the UK: a call for integrated care. Journal of Integrated Care. 31 (4), 375-388

Hill, G., Regan, S., Francis, R. and Stroke Priority Setting Partnership Steering Group, (2022). Research priorities to improve stroke outcomes.. The Lancet. Neurology. 21 (4), 312-313

Chadd, K., Moyse, K. and Enderby, P., (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on the Speech and Language Therapy Profession and Their Patients. Frontiers in Neurology. 12, 629190-

Chadd, KE., Kulkarni, AA. and Longhurst, LM., (2020). Involving Individuals with Developmental Language Disorder and their Parents/Carers in Research Priority Setting. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2020 (160), 1-11

Moyse, K., Enderby, P., Chadd, K., Gadhok, K., Bedwell, M. and Guest, P., (2020). Outcome measurement in speech and language therapy: a digital journey. BMJ Health & Care Informatics. 27 (1), e100085-e100085

Marshall, J., Caute, A., Chadd, K., Cruice, M., Monnelly, K., Wilson, S. and Woolf, C., (2019). Technology-enhanced writing therapy for people with aphasia: results of a quasi-randomized waitlist controlled study. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 54 (2), 203-220

Conferences (22)

Chadd, K. and Moyse, K., The value of real-world data in research and evidence-based practice in healthcare.

Chadd, K. and Moyse, K., What we can learn from real-world data on stroke survivors' equity of access to speech and language therapy services in the UK.

Chadd, K., Moyse, K. and Dunn, F., What can real-world data tell us about how to deliver quality services?

Heelan, A., Kulkarni, A., Lambert, S., Longhurst, E., Pagnamenta, E. and Chadd, K., 'Top 10' research priorities for dysphagia, learning disabilities (LD) and developmental language disorder (DLD).

Chadd, K., Kulkarni, A., Viviers, M., McRae, J., Roddam, H., Clunie, G., Heelan, A., Broomfield, K., Stringer, H. and Palmer, R., Building research capacity for UK SLTs: the SLT Research Practitioner Framework Resource Map.

Lambert, S., Chadd, K., John, A., Moyse, K. and Enderby, P., The value of evaluation in advancing speech and language therapy practice after the pandemic

Chadd, K., Moyse, K. and Enderby, P., Importance of routine data collection at times of disruption: lessons for speech and language therapy.

Chadd, K., Kulkarni, A., Roddam, H., McRae, J., Viviers, M., Monnelly, K., Stringer, H., Clunie, G., Heelan, A. and Palmer, R., Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: the SLT Research Practitioner Framework Resource Map

Lambert, S., Kulkarni, A. and Chadd, K., Top 10 research priorities to improve the lives of people with DLD

Chadd, K., Kulkarni, A. and Longhurst, L., Facilitating knowledge exchange and knowledge development through collaborative research priority setting for Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

Moyse, K., Chadd, K. and Brady, C., Putting the 'ROOT' into ROOTine data collection

Chadd, K. and Kulkarni, A., Involving Children with Developmental Language Disorder and their Parents in Research Priority Setting

Chadd, K., Moyse, K. and Enderby, P., Variation in the provision and outcomes of speech and language therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease in the UK

Chadd, K., Enderby, P. and Moyse, K., Swallowed up: balancing speech and language therapy for post-stroke dysphagia and communication difficulties

Enderby, P., Moyse, K., Chadd, K., Gadhok, K., Guest, P., Bedwell, M. and Pert, S., O4.25: Improving the Quality of Service Delivery Using Real-World Data

Moyse, K., Enderby, P., Chadd, K., Gadhok, K., Guest, P. and Bedwell, M., Equity of Access for Children to Speech and Language Therapy in the UK.

Chadd, K., Enderby, P., Moyse, K., Gadhok, K., Guest, P., Bedwell, M. and Pert, S., Variation in the Provision of Speech and Language Therapy Services to People with Aphasia

Chadd, K., Lambert, S. and Moyse, K., Using real-world data to identify health inequalities

Gréaux, M., Chadd, K., Gheewala, F., Pang, VK., Katsos, N. and Gibson, J., The voices of underrepresented speech and language therapists in research: A transformative scoping review

Heelan, M. and Chadd, K., RCSLT research priorities for learning disabilities: Announcing the priority questions for future research

Chadd, K., RCSLT Conference 2023: Embracing the future together

Chadd, K., Caute, A., Marshall, J., Monnelly, K. and Woolf, C., (2017). Functional assessment & therapy for acquired writing impairment in aphrasia after stroke using mainstream technology

Contact

katie.chadd@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

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