University pioneer award

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PROFESSOR Pam Enderby from the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research has been honoured with a prestigious award for her significant contribution in the field of aphasia.

The Robin Tavistock Award was presented to Professor Enderby by the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, in London.

Aphasia is a communication disability which affects 250,000 in the UK.

People with the condition can find it hard to speak, read, write, and understand language and the use of numbers.

In the 1980s Professor Enderby published the Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test, which is still in use today across hundreds of clinics nationally and internationally.

Her pioneering spirit established the Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit at Frenchay Hospital, still flourishing, 25 years on.