Our research and publications

Current projects

The Michael Palin Centre has been carrying out research into stammering and also the effectiveness of our therapy for the last 15 years. We are pleased to be collaborating with UK-based and international colleagues on projects which are currently underway or will be starting in the near future.

The relationship between temperament and the impact of stammering

Chief Investigator: Dr Sharon Millard, The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering

Co-Investigator: Dr Kurt Eggers, Thomas More University, Belgium

Aim of the study: to explore whether there is a relationship between temperament, stammering severity and impact of stammering.

Status:

  • data has been analysed and a paper is in final stages of preparation.
  • this study has been extended to include more children and explore the relationship between temperament and anxiety.

The effectiveness of Palin Stammering Therapy for School Children (Palin STSC) aged 8-14 years

Chief Investigator: Dr Sharon Millard, The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering

Co-Investigators: Professor Victoria Joffe, University of Essex; Dr Lorna Rixon; Dr Suzanne Murphy, University of Bedfordshire.

Research assistant: Georgia Mills

Aim of the study: This is a feasibility trial to investigate the effectiveness of a 10-week therapy intervention, delivered by generalist speech and language therapists in local clinics.

Funded by: National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit.

Status: This study is currently paused due to COVID-19.

Our research and publications
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