Dr Anna Caute

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Anna Caute
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    2S2.3.04, Colchester Campus

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    Tutorials are available on request- please email to arrange an appointment.



I began my career as a speech and language therapist working in the NHS in North East London in a range of paediatric and adult settings, where I developed a particular interest in aphasia therapy. I worked at City, University of London between 2007 and 2019 in both research and teaching roles, as a research fellow and clinician, lecturer, clinical tutor and practice educator. I am particularly interested in translating findings from research into clinical practice and in research-led education. My main research interests are in gesture and the use of technology in aphasia therapy. I completed a PhD in 2014, investigating the benefits of gesture therapy for people with severe aphasia. I was a researcher on several projects investigating technological applications in therapy. Recent studies have investigated the use of e-readers, text-to-speech software and portable smart camera technologies to facilitate reading for people with aphasia, the use of voice recognition software to facilitate writing and the development of a novel gesture screening tool.


  • PhD City, University of London, (2014)

  • MSc (Speech and Language Therapy) City, University of London, (2006)

  • Postgraduate Diploma (Speech and Language Therapy) City, University of London, (2003)

  • BA (Hons) French and German University of Leeds, (1999)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Speech and Language Therapy, University of Essex (23/4/2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Current research

City Gesture Checklist

Development of a novel gesture screening assessment

Qualitative evaluation of social support groups in EVA Park

Qualitative interviews exploring the acceptability of a novel group support intervention in a virtual world for people with aphasia.
More information about this project

Roving reading: exploring the use of portable smart camera technologies for adults with aphasia and/or visual impairment

Exploratory study investigating the benefits and barriers to using Orcam and two comparator smartphone apps (Seeing AI and KNFB) reader for people with aphasia and/or visual impairment.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Adults 1 (HS836)

  • Speech and Language Therapy - Adults 3 (HS838)

  • Using Evidence in Health Care Practice (HS858)


Journal articles (9)

Caute, A., The use of technology to facilitate writing in aphasia. Revue de Neuropsychologie

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 & Communication Disorders. 54 (2), 203-220

Caute, A., Woolf, C., Wilson, S., Stokes, C., Monnelly, K., Cruice, M., Bacon, K. and Marshall, J., (2019). Technology‐enhanced reading therapy for people with aphasia: findings from a quasi‐randomized waitlist controlled study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1-35

Woolf, C., Caute, A., Haigh, Z., Galliers, J., Wilson, S., Kessie, A., Hirani, S., Hegarty, B. and Marshall, J., (2016). A comparison of remote therapy, face to face therapy and an attention control intervention for people with aphasia: a quasi-randomised controlled feasibility study. Clinical Rehabilitation. 30 (4), 359-373

Caute, A. and Woolf, C., (2016). Using voice recognition software to improve communicative writing and social participation in an individual with severe acquired dysgraphia: an experimental single-case therapy study. Aphasiology. 30 (2-3), 1-24

Caute, A., Cruice, M., Friede, A., Galliers, J., Dickinson, T., Green, R. and Woolf, C., (2016). Rekindling the love of books – a pilot project exploring whether e-readers help people to read again after a stroke. Aphasiology. 30 (2-3), 1-30

Caute, A., Pring, T., Cocks, N., Cruice, M., Best, W. and Marshall, J., (2013). Enhancing Communication Through Gesture and Naming Therapy. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 56 (1), 337-351

Caute, A., Northcott, S., Clarkson, L., Pring, T. and Hilari, K., (2012). Does mode of administration affect health-related quality-of-life outcomes after stroke?. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 14 (4), 329-337

Marshall, J., Best, W., Cocks, N., Cruice, M., Pring, T., Bulcock, G., Creek, G., Eales, N., Mummery, AL., Matthews, N. and Caute, A., (2012). Gesture and Naming Therapy for People With Severe Aphasia: A Group Study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 55 (3), 726-738

Conferences (1)

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

Other (1)

Caute, A., Cruice, M., Marshall, J., Monnelly, K., Wilson, S., Woolf, C., Stokes, C., Maran, L. and Rossiter, C., (2019).Integrate, CommuniCATE. Bulletin of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

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2S2.3.04, Colchester Campus

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