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Laura Murray

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Faculty of Health Sciences
Western University
1201 Western Road, Elborn College
London, Ontario CANADA N6G 1H1


Professional biography:

On August, 2017 Prof. Murray was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2017-2020 by Head of Speech Therapy Department.


Research Interests:

Professor Murray's general research interest is the cognitive and neural bases of adult neurogenic communication disorders. She is particularly interested in determining how deficits in cognitive processes other than language, such as attention and memory, interact with communication skills. Her work describes and compares the integrity of language and cognition in typical-aging adults and in adults with left or right hemisphere brain-damage, traumatic brain injury, or progressive diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases. She is also interested in the development of assessment and intervention procedures for those with acquired cognitive and/or communication disorders.


Main 10 recent relevant publications

  • Murray, L. L., Holland, A. L., & Beeson, P. M. (1997). Auditory processing in individuals with mild aphasia: A study of resource allocation. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 40, 792-809. 

  • Murray, L. L. (1998). Longitudinal treatment of primary progressive aphasia: A case study. Aphasiology, 12, 651-672.

  • Murray, L. L. (1999). Attention and aphasia: Theory, research and clinical implications. Aphasiology, 13, 91-112.

  • Murray, L. L. (2000). Spoken language production in Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 1350-1366.

  • Mayer, J. F., & Murray, L. L. (2003). Functional measures of naming in aphasia:
    Word-retrieval in confrontation naming versus connected speech. Aphasiology, 17, 481-498.

  • Murray, L. L. (2004). Cognitive treatments for aphasia: Should we and can we help attention and working memory problems? Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 12, xxi-xxxviii.

  • Miller, E., Murray, L., Richards, L., Zorowitz, R., Bakas, T., Clark, P., & Sullivan, K. (2010). Comprehensive overview of nursing and interdisciplinary rehabilitation care of the stroke patient. Stroke, 41(10), 2402-2448.

  • Murray, L. L. (2012). Attention and other cognitive deficits in aphasia: Presence and relation to language and communication measures. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, S51-S64.

  • Murray, L. L., & Clark, H. M. (2015). Neurogenic disorders of language and cognition: Evidence-based clinical practice. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

  • Murray, L. L., Salis, C., Martin, N. & Dralle, J. (in press). The use of standardized short-term and working memory tests in aphasia research: A systematic review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-43, DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2016.1174718.


During her presence at TUMS, she has visited the School of Rehabilitation.