Lizet van Ewijk PhD (1982) has been a researcher at Research group Speech and Language Therapy: Participation through communication since 2014. Within this research group, she works as a senior lecturer, with research interests in language and communication disorders in adults, in particular aphasia.
She completed her speech therapy degree programme in Reading, UK, and then went to work as a speech therapist in the Netherlands. She obtained her doctorate at Utrecht University on the topic of problems with word discovery among aphasia patients.
Her current research focuses on the development of relevant outcome measures (both cognitive-linguistic and patient-reported) and the development and assessment of the effectiveness of interventions. She is also involved in repositioning HU Clinics towards developing an interprofessional education and research centre for the Utrecht region.
Fields of expertise
- Speech therapy
- Non-congenital brain injury
- Feasibility of a communication program: improving communication between nurses and persons with aphasia in a peripheral hospital
- Measuring quality of life in Dutch people with aphasia: development and psychometric evaluation of the SAQOL-39NL
- Research, education and clinical practice: an example of a learning community in the field of Speech and Language Therapy