Dr Erin Conway - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Dr Erin Conway is a senior lecturer in Speech Pathology. Her research interests include the impact of communication changes in dementia on the experiences of people with dementia, and the evaluation of treatments to improve communication for people with dementia. Intervention approaches include communication training for carers of people with dementia, and exploring treatment efficacy of word-retrieval rehabilitation in progressive aphasia. Dr Conway is also interested in cognition and language processing in healthy aging and acquired neurological disorders (eg. stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease) and the use of EEG methodology in the investigation of neurolinguistic processing.


Phone : (Brisbane)
Email :Erin.Conway@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Neurological Disability: Acquired & Degenerative ; Neurological Communication Disorders ; Dementia Care ; Cognitive Neuroscience ; Evidence Based Rehabilitation ; Aphasia ; Parkinson's Disease ;

Methods Expertise

Event-Related Potentials (ERP) ; Behavioural Psycholinguistic Priming Paradigms ; Experimental design ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Speech-Language Pathologist interventions for communication in moderate-severe Dementia: A systematic review, in American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

Is it all bleak? A systematic review of factors contributing to relationship change in dementia, in International Psychogeriatrics


Evaluating the MESSAGE Communication Strategies in Dementia training for use with community-based aged care staff working with people with dementia: A controlled pretest-posttest study, in Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13134


Visualising conversations between care home staff and residents with dementia , in Ageing and Society, doi:10.1017/ S0144686X13000640

An Automated Approach to Examining Conversational Dynamics between People with Dementia and Their Carers, in PloSOne, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144327


A dual task investigation of right hemisphere inhibition following left hemisphere lesions, in Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8:14.

Memory and communication support strategies in dementia: Effect of a training program for informal caregivers , in International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 1927-1942.


Evaluation of a Caregiver Education Program to Support Memory and Communication in Dementia: A Controlled Pretest-Posttest Study with Nursing Home Staff, in International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48, 1436-1444.

Memory and communication support in dementia: research-based strategies for caregivers, in International Psychogeriatrics, 23, 256-263.