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Research interests

Aphasia; Speech Pathology; Conversation Analysis; Communication disability; Clinical interactions.


I am a speech pathologist, and I study communication disabilities. I am interested in aphasia, and other acquired communication disabilities. My research focuses on communication in the course of everyday life, and related speech pathology assessment, intervention, and measurement practices.

I have expertise in ethnomethodological research methods, and particularly conversation analysis. I employ these methods with a view to exploring the interface between the organisation of interaction, language, cognition, and related impairments. I am especially interested in organisations of practice for interaction, including the turn-taking and repair systems.

I currently supervise students conducting research on aphasia, related speech pathology assessment and intervention, and everyday and institutional interactions across a variety of social activities. 

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2010 2019

  • 66 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Review article

Conversation analysis and family therapy: a critical review of methodology

Ong, B., Barnes, S. & Buus, N., 23 Feb 2019, In : Family Process.

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Family Therapy
conversation analysis
family therapy
Qualitative Research

Why is measuring communication difficult? A critical review of current speech pathology concepts and measures

Barnes, S. & Bloch, S., 2019, In : Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. 33, 3, p. 219-236 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Speech-Language Pathology
Empirical Research

“Accountability” in interaction-focused intervention for aphasia: a conversation-analytic study of therapeutic effects

Barnes, S., 2019, In : Aphasiology. 33, 2, p. 163-186 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Responsibility
speech disorder
Therapeutic Uses

Interaction-focussed therapy for aphasia: effects on communication and quality of life

Barnes, S. & Nickels, L., 2018, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 20, 5, p. 528-540 13 p.

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Quality of Life

Polar questions in Colloquial Indonesian: a pilot study

Hamdani, F. & Barnes, S., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 132, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Video recording