Professor Jane Marshall OBE

Research winner

Current Staff

Professor Jane Marshall joined City in 1990 and since that time she has led academic research on aphasia, helping to transform the lives of those affected by strokes and neurological damage.Her leadership and the research culture she has promoted within Language and Communication Science has enabled many staff to develop and progress, such that City’s aphasia research team is now world-renowned. The team has attracted major funding from research bodies and voluntary organisations.A world authority on aphasia and the author of over 70 journal articles, 16 book chapters and the co-editor of two books, the work Jane has led at City now figures in standard academic textbooks and is known around the world to students and clinical practitioners in the field.Alongside City colleagues and with funding from the Stroke Association, she developed EVA Park, a virtual world in which people with aphasia can meet on the internet to receive therapy, practice conversation or receive social support. EVA Park won the 2015 Tech4Good award, and has received further funding from both the Stroke Association and The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia. Jane was recognised with an OBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to aphasia.