Monica Blom Johansson
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology
I am a senior lecturer and program committee chairman for the Speech Therapy program at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. I teach mainly about aphasia and scientific method. In addition, I supervise students at master's and doctoral level. My research mainly concerns psychosocial consequences of aphasia and how to provide support and conversational training to relatives. My position also includes a clinical part at the University Hospital.
Academic merits: PhD
Presentation of role/work tasks
My research focuses on ”living with aphasia”, in particular the situation of the significant others and what could be done to support them. Further, I am interested in how communicative strategies could be practiced in order to facilitate conversations with a person with aphasia, and if such training could increase the well-being of both the person with aphasia and the significant other. This work demands valid and reliable measures, which is another area of interest.
Job related achievement
I have previously been working as a speech-language pathologist with persons with aphasia at geriatric as well as rehabilitation medicine wards. I defended my doctoral thesis “Aphasia and communication in everyday life” (see below) in 2012. I am head of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
At the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, I teach about aphasia rehabilitation, qualitative research methods and supervises thesis’s (MSc in speech-language pathology) as well as PhD students.
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