Caroline Jagoe
Assistant Professor, Clin Speech & Language Studies

Biography

My background is in Speech & Language Therapy, where most of my clinical and research work has focused on adults with acquired communication disorders related to neurological conditions and mental health disorders. I have worked in a range of clinical settings, both in Ireland and in South Africa. My research interests relate to the impact of communication disabilities, specifically aphasia and primary progressive aphasia, on participation, wellbeing and identity. I am interested in the intersection between communication and mental health, both in the contexts of adults with mental health disorders and in relation to the psychological wellbeing of adults with acquired communication disorders. My work focuses on individual and social interventions to increase participation and inclusion, addressing barriers within the communication environment, thereby enhancing access to the social environment, improving healthcare encounters and reintegration into society. I see this work as linked to social justice and reducing inequalities. I have a particular interest in how these challenges can be addressed in a global context, particularly where resources are constrained. In addition I am interested in the application of Relevance Theory to communication disorders is, where my work has focused on metarepresentational abilities of people with schizophrenia as revealed in conversation; as well as on Relevance Theoretic analysis of conversational strategies in interactions in which one partner has a communication disability.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Walsh, I Jagoe, C, Professional Identity: Social interaction in Healthcare Education. Studies in Social Interaction Series (Ed. S. Walsh), Edinburgh University Press, 2018 Book, 2018

Jagoe, C Walsh, I, Communication and mental health disorders: Developing theory, growing practice. , J&R Press, 2018 Book, 2018 URL

Disruption of pragmatics in adulthood in, editor(s)L. Cummings , Research in Clinical Pragmatics, Switzerland, Springer-Verlag, 2017, [Jagoe, C.] Book Chapter, 2017 Other TARA - Full Text Other Handle DOI

, Professional Identity in speech and language therapy: Contexts and constructions. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 7, (2), 2016, p147 - 148 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Balancing multimodality and relevance in, editor(s)Smith, Martine Murray, Janice , The silent partner? Language learning and language use in aided communication., London, J&R Press, 2016, [Jagoe, C & Smith, M] Book Chapter, 2016 TARA - Full Text Handle

Jagoe, C. & Walsh, I, 'Dear Fabulous!' Personal and Professional Identities evolving in the interactional context of self-reflection , Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 72, (2), 2016, p169 - 189 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Jagoe, C, Collaborative meaning making in delusional talk: A Relevance Theoretic perspective, Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders., 6, (1), 2015, p53 - 70 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Brophy, J., Burns, S., Devins, M.T., Jagoe, C., O' Connor, S., Scullion, M., & Walsh I.P. , 'Speech and Language Therapy in Mental Health Services:A Guidance Document,', Dublin Ireland , IASLT, 2015, 1 - 61 Protocol or guideline, 2015

Daly, SL. & Jagoe, C, "We were left to our own devices and we didn't thicken everything" The complex nature of the healthcare professional-family carer relationship and its effect on the experience of dysphagia in MND., 5th Congress of European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, October 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015 URL

Daly, SL. & Jagoe, C, "I didn't like having to feed him because it was like feeding a child". Evolving identities in the context of Motor Neurone Disease: Dysphagia as experienced by the primary carer. , Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) Biennual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, April 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015

Walsh I.P. & Jagoe, C. , 'Dear Fabulous': Establishing a more certain self in learning how to 'be' an SLT around people with communication difficulties, 3rd International Round Table on Discourse Analysis "Professional Identity: Discourse in Allied Healthcare", Trinity College Dublin , June 2014 , 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Walsh, I., Jagoe, C., Parsons, B., Welton, I., & Nilforooshan, R., A Report on Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Needs Assessment in Old Age Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Units, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Annual Conference, York, March 2014, 2014 Poster, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Van der Walt K, Jagoe C, Walshe M, Effects of the Talk Tools Assessment of the Jaw on Feeding Skills of Children with Developmental Feeding and Swallowing Disorders , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th September, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Begley, U., Jagoe, C., Boyle, M., & Healy, A. , Audiological Screening in a Primary Care paediatric LHO, Conference of the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists, Dublin, April, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Jagoe, C. & Hussey, A. , The dreaded waiting list: Can student engagement help solve the problem, Conference of the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists, Dublin, April, 2013 Poster, 2013

McMahon, U., Shaw, A. & Jagoe, C., The Introduction of a Mealtime Companionship Program to a Geriatric Care Ward in a Dublin Teaching Hospital, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182, (S6), 2013, pp265 - 265 Published Abstract, 2013

Jagoe, C & Walsh, I. P. , Mental health and wellbeing: witnessing hope as a therapeutic paradigm., IASLT Biennial Conference , Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland , April, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Brophy, J., Walsh, I.P., Jagoe, C., Burns, S., Scullion, M., Kennedy, S. , 'Mind the gap!': From Speech & Language Therapy in CAMHS to where?, HSE Conference , Stewart's Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin, Ireland , 2013, 2013 Poster, 2013

Jagoe, C., Defining pragmatic ability and disability in acquired communication disorders: Clinical reflections on the potential insights from Relevance Theory. , 6th Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation Conference, Warsaw, Poland, September 2012 , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Schizophrenia and Metarepresentational Abilities in Conversation: A Preliminary Analysis of Question Interpretation from a Relevance Theoretic Perspective in, editor(s)E. Walaszewska & A. Piskorska , Relevance Theory: More than Understanding. Advances in Pragmatics and Discourse, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, [Jagoe, C.] Book Chapter, 2012 Handle TARA - Full Text

Jagoe, C & Roseingrave, R., "If This is What I'm Meant to be" The Journeys of Students Participating in a Conversation Partner Scheme for People with Aphasia, Journal of Academic Ethics, 9, 2011, p127 - 148 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Walsh, I.P., Brophy, J., & Jagoe, C. , Speech-Language Pathology in Adult mental Health: Pathways and Processes, ASHA, San Diego, November 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Jagoe, C., Metarepresentational abilities in schizophrenia: Exploring Question Interpretation in Conversation from a Relevance Theoretic Perspective, 5th Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation Conference, Poland, June, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Caroline Jagoe & Irene Walsh, Conversation analysis and discourse assessment in language evaluation: an illustrative case study of schizophrenia. , Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET) , July, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

My research interests relate to the impact of communication disabilities, specifically aphasia and primary progressive aphasia, on participation, wellbeing and identity. I am interested in the intersection between communication and mental health, both in the contexts of adults with mental health disorders and in relation to the psychological wellbeing of adults with acquired communication disorders. My work focuses on individual and social interventions to increase participation and inclusion, addressing barriers within the communication environment, thereby enhancing access to the social environment, improving healthcare encounters and reintegration into society. I see this work as linked to social justice and reducing inequalities. I have a particular interest in how these challenges can be addressed in a global context, particularly where resources are constrained. In addition I am interested in the application of Relevance Theory to communication disorders is, where my work has focused on metarepresentational abilities of people with schizophrenia as revealed in conversation; as well as on Relevance Theoretic analysis of conversational strategies in interactions in which one partner has a communication disability.

Projects

  • Title
    • Navigating changing identities: Development of a toolkit and best practice guidelines for message banking as a speech & language therapy intervention to optimize communication and maintain a 'sense of self' in patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and other progressive neurological conditions
  • Summary
    • This exploratory, patient-driven research project aims to explore and develop the speech & language therapy (SLT) intervention of message banking, whereby patients with progressive conditions record phrases that can later be used on Electronic Communication Devices. These messages, recorded in the patient's own voice, have an important role both in optimizing communication, but also in maintaining a 'sense of self' and the individual's identity as a communicator.
  • Funding Agency
    • Research Motor Neurone (www.mnd.ie)
  • Title
    • Identity and participation of people with primary progressive aphasia and their family members: The impact of family training in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund 2015/16
  • Title
    • Acting Aphasia
  • Summary
    • This was a collaborative community engagement initiative linking people with aphasia with actors. The project aimed to allow actors to witness and explore the creative use of non-verbal modalities of communication in everyday conversations of people with aphasia and people with aphasia to explore how techniques in acting may be useful in communication confidence or skill. It is anticipated that this project may lead to opportunities for theatre collaborations with people with aphasia and about aphasia.
  • Funding Agency
    • Visual and Performing Arts Fund, TCD (2016/2017)
  • Date From
    • March 2017
  • Date To
    • October 2017

Keywords

Aphasia; Communication and Mental Health (Disorders); Inclusive global health (especially disability and ethnicity; Primary Progressive Aphasia; Social Inclusion

Recognition

Representations

Management Committee Member of the Cost Action, Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (IS1208) 2013-2016

Member of the Collaborative of Aphasia Trialists (Phase 2) 2017-2020

Deputy Lead (Acting) of Working Group 5 of the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists, (Acting Deputy Lead September 2017-September 2018, Member since 2013)

International Evidence Police Group Working Group Member (Reports to the International Communication Project Strategic Advisory Committee)

Member of the IASLT Working Group on Standards of Practice for Speech & Language Therapists working in Mental Health 2012-2015

Member of the IASLT Working Group on Scope of Practice

Awards and Honours

Selected for the TLRH JNIAS Visiting Fellowship (Delhi) Michaelmas Term 2018

Memberships

Member of the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) 2009 – to date

Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) 2005 – to date

Registered with CORU (Registration body for Health & Social Care Professionals in Ireland) 2014 – to date