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Dr Emily Brogan

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.529  

Emily is a post doctoral research fellow in aphasia research supported by the Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation (Aphasia CRE). She is also a clinical supervisor for 3rd year Speech Pathology students on clinical placement at the Joondalup Community Clinical School.


Dr Emily Brogan holds a post doctoral research fellowship in Speech Pathology (2020-2021). Prior to commencing the fellowship she worked as a speech pathologist in acute care and rehabilitation hospitals in Western Australia, supervised speech pathology students for Edith Cowan University and completed her PhD (2019).

Dr Brogan’s doctoral research was entitled ‘Treatment fidelity in the Very Early Rehabilitation in SpEech (VERSE) Randomised controlled trial: An exploration of treatment for aphasia.’ Her primary area of research is aphasia – language difficulty after stroke. She has presented this research at a number of international and national conferences. Her current research focuses on investigating dose and intensity parameters for aphasia rehabilitation and treatment fidelity and aphasia. She is currently supervising speech pathology honours and doctoral students.

Dr Brogan supervises students on 3rd year clinical placement at the Joondalup Community Clinical School. She has teaching responsibilities at ECU including the coordination of the communication simulation experience for 3rd year speech pathology students. She was a part time teaching focused scholar in 2019.

Dr Brogan continues to work clinically in Perth. She has experience in assessment and management of acute communication and swallowing disorders in adults, working in areas including general medicine, geriatric medicine and neurology. Dr Brogan is a committee member and passionate advocate for Aphasia WA – a support group for people with communication difficulties after brain injury.

Professional Associations

  • Speech Pathology Australia Association
  • Stroke Society of Australasia
  • Emerging Stroke Clinician Scientist Committee Member
  • Aphasia WA Committee member

Research Areas and Interests

  • Aphasia
  • Treatment fidelity
  • Dose and intensity study design
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health), Edith Cowan University, 2019.
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science), Curtin University of Technology, 2011.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Brogan, E., Godecke, E., Ciccone, N. (2020). Behind the therapy door: what is “usual care” aphasia therapy in acute stroke management?. Aphasiology, 34(10), 1291-1313.
  • Brogan, E., Ciccone, N., Godecke, E. (2020). An exploration of aphasia therapy dosage in the first six months of stroke recovery. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2020(Article in press), 1-35.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • Brogan, E., Langdon, C., Brookes, K., Budgeon, C., Blacker, D. (2014). Respiratory infections in acute stroke: Nasogastric tubes and immobility are stronger predictors than dysphagia. Dysphagia, 29(3), 340-345.
  • Brogan, E., Langdon, C., Brookes, K., Budgeon, C., Blacker, D. (2014). Dysphagia and factors associated with respiratory infections in the first week post stroke. Neuroepidemiology, 43(2), 140-144.

Research Student Supervision

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