Dr Rena Lyons

BSc, MSc, PhD

Contact Details

Statutory Lecturer
Speech & Language Therapy
School of Health Sciences
Medicine Nusing Health Sciences
Áras Moyola, NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2918
E: rena.lyons@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Background and QualificationsIn February 2003, Rena Lyons was appointed by NUI Galway, as a Senior Lecturer, to establish a new BSc degree programme in speech and language therapy. Prior to this position, she worked as a speech and language therapy manager in Community Services in the HSE (formerly known as the Western Health Board) from 1998-2003, as a senior speech and language therapist from 1991-1998 and as a basic grade therapist from 1987-1991. She has a broad range of clinical experience with children and adults with developmental speech and language impairments and voice disorders. In addition to clinical experience, she has experience of management and planning of services for people with communication disability. Her research interests are in the areas of developmental speech and language impairments, listening to the perspectives of service users, evidence-based practice, and auditory processing disorders. She was co-editor of the Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies. She has reviewed papers for a range of journals including International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Child Language Teaching and Therapy and Occupational Therapy International. 

Qualifications

2014      PhD, University of West England

2011      Narrative Inquiry, Karolinska University, Sweden (Masters level module)

2008      Listening to Children: Research and Consultation, University of Edinburgh (Masters level module) 
2006      Postgrad. Cert. in Teaching & Learning at Third Level, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, NUI Galway1999      MSc by Research (part-time), University of Dublin, TCD1987      BSc (Hons) in Remedial Linguistics (First class honours) & gold medal awarded, University of Dublin, Trinity College DublinMembership of Professional Associations
  • Member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT)
Teaching ResponsibilitiesRena is director of the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Speech and Language Therapy. Her teaching responsibilities include: Professional Studies, Developmental Speech and Language Impairments and Voice Disorders. Rena also coordinates the final year research projects.

Research Interests

Developmental speech and language impairments, qualitative research, service delivery models, listening to the perspectives of people with communication impairments, evidence-based practice, evaluating the outcomes of intervention, sociocultural perspectives in communication disorders

Research projects completed

Exploring identity and well-being in children with primary speech and language impairments (PhD thesis)
Diagnosis of children with specific language impairment, funded by NUI Galway
Services for children with central auditory processing disorders in Ireland, funded by HSE
Evaluation of different modes of delivery for interprofessional CPD, funded by HSE
Evaluation of an intervention for children at risk for literacy difficulties, in collaboration with the Child and Family Research Centre, funded by Barnardos 

Current research projects
Evaluating a Communication Awareness Programme
Narratives in typically developing children
Multiple baseline studies on speech sound disorders
Implementing telemedicine in speech and language therapy, in collaboration with Discipline of General Practice, funded by ITTS 
Developing norms for auditory processing tests in Ireland, in collaboration with the Departments of Audiology and Speech and Language Therapy, Children's University Hospital Temple Street Hospital, Dublin and Prof Terri Bellis, University of Dakota. 
                   

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Labels, identity and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments'
Lyons R;Roulstone S; (2016) 'Labels, identity and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments'. International Journal Of Speech-Language Pathology, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Exploring parental perspectives of participation in children with Down Syndrome'
Lyons, R., Brennan, S. and Carroll, C. (2016) 'Exploring parental perspectives of participation in children with Down Syndrome'. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 32 :79-93 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'The ethics of randomized controlled trials in social settings: can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'
Fives, A,Russell, DW,Canavan, J,Lyons, R,Eaton, P,Devaney, C,Kearns, N,O'Brien, A (2015) 'The ethics of randomized controlled trials in social settings: can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38 :56-71 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Recruiting and Retaining Older Adult Volunteers: Implications for Practice'
Devaney, C,Kearns, N,Fives, A,Canavan, J,Lyons, R,Eaton, P (2015) 'Recruiting and Retaining Older Adult Volunteers: Implications for Practice'. Journal Of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 27 :331-350 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Non-attendance and utilization of a speech and language therapy service: a retrospective pilot study of school-aged referrals'
Curran, A,Flynn, C,Antonijevic-Elliott, S,Lyons, R (2015) 'Non-attendance and utilization of a speech and language therapy service: a retrospective pilot study of school-aged referrals'. International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders, 50 :665-675 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading'
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading'. Journal of Research in Reading, [Details]
(2015) 'Sustaining a good model of practice education in challenging times'
Reed, J., Walsh, E., & Lyons, R. (2015) 'Sustaining a good model of practice education in challenging times'. Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning, [Details]
(2015) 'Outcomes of minimal pair intervention in a school-aged child with a consistent phonological disorder: A multiple baseline single case study'
Daly, C., Antonijevic-Elliot, S., Rodden, M., & Lyons, R. (2015) 'Outcomes of minimal pair intervention in a school-aged child with a consistent phonological disorder: A multiple baseline single case study'. Journal Of Clinical Speech And Language Studies, [Details]
(2015) 'Recruiting and retaining older adult volunteers: Implications for practice'
Devaney, C. Kearns, N., Fives, A., Canavan, J., Lyons, R., & Eaton, P (2015) 'Recruiting and retaining older adult volunteers: Implications for practice'. Journal Of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. (2014) 'The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38 (1):56-71 [Details]
(2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement among children at risk of reading failure'
Fives, A,Russell, D,Kearns, N,Lyons, R,Eaton, P,Canavan, J,Devaney, C,O'Brien, A (2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement among children at risk of reading failure'. Journal of Research in Reading, 37 :215-232 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged'
Lyons, R., Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Eaton, P. (2013) 'Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged'. Journal Education And Training, 1 (1):204-220 [Details]
(2013) '‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance''
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2013) '‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance''. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Education, 9 (20):33-42 [Details]
(2013) 'A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers'
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., & O’Brien, A. (2013) 'A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers'. Review of Education, 1 (3) [Details]
(2011) 'Services for children with (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders in the Republic of Ireland: current and future service provision'
Logue-Kennedy, M., Lyons, R., Carroll, C., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Byrne, M. (2011) 'Services for children with (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders in the Republic of Ireland: current and future service provision'. American Journal Of Audiology, 20 :9-18 [Details]
(2010) 'Preparing health care workers for a bilingual and multicultural context: learning from an undergraduate speech and language therapy programme'
Healy, J., Lyons, R., O Malley, M.P., & Antonijević, S. (2010) 'Preparing health care workers for a bilingual and multicultural context: learning from an undergraduate speech and language therapy programme'. Translocation: Migration And Social Change, 6 (1) [Details]
(2010) ''It's just so lovely to hear him talking: Exploring the early-intervention expectations and experiences of parents''
Lyons, R. & O'Malley, M.P. (2010) ''It's just so lovely to hear him talking: Exploring the early-intervention expectations and experiences of parents''. Child Language Teaching And Therapy, 26 (0):61-76 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Assessment and diagnosis of children with specific language impairment (SLI) in Ireland'
Lyons, R., Byrne, M., Corry, T., Lalor, L., McGinty, C., Shanahan, R. (2008) 'Assessment and diagnosis of children with specific language impairment (SLI) in Ireland'. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10 (6):1-13 [Details]
(2008) 'An examination of how speech and language therapists assess and diagnose children with specific language impairment in Ireland'
Lyons, R,Byrne, M,Corry, T,Lalor, L,Ruane, H,Shanahan, R,McGinty, C (2008) 'An examination of how speech and language therapists assess and diagnose children with specific language impairment in Ireland'. International Journal Of Speech-Language Pathology, 10 :425-437 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'A case for contracting in speech and language therapy'
Lyons, R., Kinneen, L. (2007) 'A case for contracting in speech and language therapy'. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 16 :94-101 [Details]
(2004) 'Children with speech and language difficulties: a collaborative approach to training resource teachers'
Lyons, R. (2004) 'Children with speech and language difficulties: a collaborative approach to training resource teachers'. REACH - Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 18 (1):16-27 [Details]
(1994) 'A group approach to the management of dysphonia'
Lyons, R., Rodden, M. (1994) 'A group approach to the management of dysphonia'. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 4 (1):36-44 [Details]
(1991) 'Moebius syndrome; a case study'
Heslin, C., Lyons, R. (1991) 'Moebius syndrome; a case study'. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 1 :103-112 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Using narrative inquiry to explore identity of children with speech, language and communication needs'
Lyons, R. (2011) 'Using narrative inquiry to explore identity of children with speech, language and communication needs' In: Listening to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Albury: J & R Press. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Barnardos’ Wizards of Words Reading Programme.
Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., O’Brien, A., Russell, D.W. (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Barnardos’ Wizards of Words Reading Programme. Barnardos, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) Evaluation of different modes of interdisciplinary CPD learning.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Carroll, C., Lyons, R., O'Hagan., L. (2011) Evaluation of different modes of interdisciplinary CPD learning. National University of Ireland and Health Service Executive, Galway, Ireland. [Details]
(2009) Report on a study to identity suitable outcome measures for a randomised controlled trial early intervention reading programme.
Lyons, R., Eaton, P. & Stuart, M. (2009) Report on a study to identity suitable outcome measures for a randomised controlled trial early intervention reading programme. Galway, NUI Galway. [Details]
(2008) Current and future service provision for children with auditory processing disorder in Ireland.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Lyons, R., Carroll, C., Byrne, M., DeWitt, P., O’Hagan, L., & Dignan, E (2008) Current and future service provision for children with auditory processing disorder in Ireland. Cahill Printers, Dublin. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) 'How I assess specific language impairment: A snapshot from Ireland'
Lyons, R. (2010) 'How I assess specific language impairment: A snapshot from Ireland' Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, Summer . [Details]
(2013) 'It's what they say as well as how they say it: Wellbeing and children with primary speech/language impairment'
Lyons, R. (2013) 'It's what they say as well as how they say it: Wellbeing and children with primary speech/language impairment' Mind and matters: Mental Health SIG, . [Details]
(2013) 'Celebrating 10 years in NUI Galway'
Lyons, R. (2013) 'Celebrating 10 years in NUI Galway' IASLT Update, . [Details]
(2007) 'Sharing the learning'
Lyons, R., Kinneen, L. (2007) 'Sharing the learning' Bulletin, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, (660) . [Details]
(1996) 'Outcome measurement in voice therapy'
Lyons, R. (1996) 'Outcome measurement in voice therapy' IASLT Update, . [Details]
(1994) 'The speech zone project'
Lyons, R., O'Connor, P. (1994) 'The speech zone project' IASLT Update, . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2015) Health and Social Care Professions Conference, Trinity College Dublin.
Lyons, R. (2015) Health and Social Care Professions Conference, Trinity College Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Second Narrative Inquiry Conference in Ireland, Maynooth.
Lyons, R. (2015) Second Narrative Inquiry Conference in Ireland, Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) IASLT Conference.
Lyons, R. & Roulstone, S. (2015) IASLT Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Down Syndrome Ireland Special Interest Group Study Day.
Brennan, S., Lyons, R. & Carroll, C. (2015) Down Syndrome Ireland Special Interest Group Study Day. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) 10th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work, Glasgow.
Burke. P., Lyons, R., Reed, J. & Walsh, E. (2014) 10th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work, Glasgow. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Narrative Inquiry: Researching and writing Irish storyscapes, Sligo.
Lyons, R. (2014) Narrative Inquiry: Researching and writing Irish storyscapes, Sligo. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference.
Tobin, L. & Lyons, R. (2014) 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) 29th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Turin.
Lyons, R. (2013) 29th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Turin. Conference Paper [DOI] [Details]
(2013) IASLT Biennnial Conference.
Brennan, S., Lyons, R., & Carroll, C. (2013) IASLT Biennnial Conference. Conference Paper [DOI] [Details]
(2012) Identity construction and meaning-making in children with primary speech and/or language impairments, Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative, Paris, May 2012.
Lyons, R. (2012) Identity construction and meaning-making in children with primary speech and/or language impairments, Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative, Paris, May 2012. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin, November 2011.
Lyons, R. (2011) IASLT Biennial Conference, Dublin, November 2011. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) IASLT.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., O'Malley, M.P. & Loftus, L (2010) IASLT. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) IASLT Conference.
Lyons, R., Parker, A., Loftus, L. & Henn, A. (2009) IASLT Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) An investigation of speech and language therapy students' experiences of pseudo-stuttering, IASLT Conference.
Tobin, L. & Lyons, R. (2011) An investigation of speech and language therapy students' experiences of pseudo-stuttering, IASLT Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Confidence of students working with people who stutter, European Symposium on Fluency Disorders, Antwerp, Belgium.
Stack, A., Lyons, R. (2010) Confidence of students working with people who stutter, European Symposium on Fluency Disorders, Antwerp, Belgium. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience,Campus Engage Conference.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Dinneen, S., Finn, Y. (2009) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience,Campus Engage Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building placement capacity: increasing the quantity and quality of clinical placements, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference.
Lyons, R., Parker, A. & Henn, A. (2009) Building placement capacity: increasing the quantity and quality of clinical placements, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Current and future service provision for children with auditory processing disorders in Ireland, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist Scientific Conference - Partners in Progress: Spreading the Word, London.
Lyons, R., Logue-Kennedy, M., O'Shaugnessy, C., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Dewit, P., Byrne, M., Kinneen, L. (2009) Current and future service provision for children with auditory processing disorders in Ireland, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist Scientific Conference - Partners in Progress: Spreading the Word, London. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Service provision for children with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) in Ireland, IALP Conference Proceedings.
Logue-Kennedy, M., O'Shaughnessy, C., Lyons, R., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Dewitt, P. (2009) Service provision for children with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) in Ireland, IALP Conference Proceedings. Cairo, Egypt: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Current and future service provision for children with auditory processing disorder (APD) in Ireland, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Conference Proceedings.
Lyons, R., Logue-Kennedy, M., O'Shaughnessy, C., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Dewitt, P. (2009) Current and future service provision for children with auditory processing disorder (APD) in Ireland, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Conference Proceedings. London: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference, Galway.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Carroll, C., Antonijevic-Elliott, O'Malley, M.P. (2009) Building research capacity in speech and language therapy: sharing the learning, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy Conference, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Service provision for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in Ireland: current and future service provision, International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Symposium on Central Auditory Processing, Cairo, Egypt.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Lyons, R., O'Shaughnessy, C., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Dewit, P. (2009) Service provision for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in Ireland: current and future service provision, International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Symposium on Central Auditory Processing, Cairo, Egypt. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference.
Lyons, R., O'Malley, M.P., O'Connor, P., Monaghan, U. (2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Collaboration in addressing current and future service provision for auditory processing disorder (APD) for children in Ireland,Physical Therapy Reviews.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Dewitt, P., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Lyons, R., O' Shaughnessy, C. (2008) Collaboration in addressing current and future service provision for auditory processing disorder (APD) for children in Ireland,Physical Therapy Reviews. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Increasing placement capacity in a time of transformational change. Irish Network of Medical Educators Inaugural Scientific Meeting.
Lyons, R., Parker, A. (2008) Increasing placement capacity in a time of transformational change. Irish Network of Medical Educators Inaugural Scientific Meeting. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention, Physical Therapy Reviews.
Lyons, R., O'Malley, M.P., O'Connor, P., Monaghan, U. (2008) I assume that we wouldn't be interfering: parents' experiences of early intervention, Physical Therapy Reviews. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference, Dublin , 05-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08.
Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., Dinneen, S., Finn, Y. (2008) The community as a learning environment: engaging with people with communication disability through a pilot interdisciplinary service learning experience. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway Campus Engage International Conference, Dublin , 05-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Assessment and diagnosis of children with SLI in Ireland. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference Spotlight on Speech and Language Therapy.
Lyons, R., Byrne, M., Corry, T., Lalor, L., McGinty, C., Murphy, B., Shanahan, R. (2007) Assessment and diagnosis of children with SLI in Ireland. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference Spotlight on Speech and Language Therapy. Kilkenny: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) The importance of contracting in SLT services. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference Spotlight on Speech and Langauge Therapy.
Kinneen, L., Lyons, R. (2007) The importance of contracting in SLT services. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference Spotlight on Speech and Langauge Therapy. Kilkenny: Conference Paper [Details]
(2000) The development of speech and language therapy services in an Irish speaking area. Multicultural Perspectives in Speech & Language Therapy Conference.
Lyons, R. (2000) The development of speech and language therapy services in an Irish speaking area. Multicultural Perspectives in Speech & Language Therapy Conference. Trinity College, Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(1997) A case study. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference.
Lyons, R. (1997) A case study. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference. Trinity College, Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(1995) Working on word finding skills. Specific Language Disorder Conference.
Lyons, R. (1995) Working on word finding skills. Specific Language Disorder Conference. Trinity College, Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2008) ‘Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness’ the experience of NUI, Galway Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Team. NAIRTL 2nd Annual Conference Waterford Institute of Technology Conference.
Lyons, R., Mc Menamin, R. O’Shaughnessy, C., Logue-Kennedy, M., Antonijevic-Elliot, S. O’ Malley, M.P., Loftus, L. (2008) ‘Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness’ the experience of NUI, Galway Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Team. NAIRTL 2nd Annual Conference Waterford Institute of Technology Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2015) Raising awareness of communication disability among catering staff, Health Promotion Research Centre Health Literacy Conference, June 2015.
Carroll, C., Guinan, N., Higgins, E., Malarney, M, Mulheir, D., Boyle, E., Kinneen, L., Collins, P., & Lyons R. (2015) Raising awareness of communication disability among catering staff, Health Promotion Research Centre Health Literacy Conference, June 2015. Conference Poster [Details]
(2014) Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research.
Burke, M., Carroll, C., Hodgins, M., Lyons, R., McDarby, G., & Power, M. (2014) Driving healthcare change through health and social care professionals research. Conference Poster [Details]
(2014) Exploring identity and well-being in children with primary speech and language impairments using narrative inquiry: Insights into children’s own perspectives RCSLT Mind the gap: Putting Research into Practice, Leeds, UK.
Lyons, R. Roulstone, S., and Jones, M. (2014) Exploring identity and well-being in children with primary speech and language impairments using narrative inquiry: Insights into children’s own perspectives RCSLT Mind the gap: Putting Research into Practice, Leeds, UK. Conference Poster [Details]
(2014) What can we do about inappropriate referrals?, RCSLT Mind the gap: Putting Research into Practice, Leeds, UK.
Lavelle, D. & Lyons, R. (2014) What can we do about inappropriate referrals?, RCSLT Mind the gap: Putting Research into Practice, Leeds, UK. Conference Poster [Details]
(2012) Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference: Driving Transformation through Evidence Based Practice.
Dempsey, T., Lyons, R. & Carroll, C. (2012) Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference: Driving Transformation through Evidence Based Practice. Conference Poster [Details]
(2012) Investigating current and future service provision for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in Ireland. American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference, Boston, USA.
Logue-Kennedy, M., R. Lyons, C. O’Shaughnessy, P. Dewitt, E. Dignan, L. O’Hagan (2012) Investigating current and future service provision for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in Ireland. American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference, Boston, USA. Conference Poster [Details]
(2012) Investigating current and future service provision for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in Ireland, American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference, Boston, USA.
Logue-Kennedy, M., R. Lyons, C. O’Shaughnessy, P. Dewitt, E. Dignan, L. O’Hagan, (2012). (2012) Investigating current and future service provision for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in Ireland, American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference, Boston, USA. -: Conference Poster [DOI] [Details]
(2012) An analysis of cases designated as 'no further action' in a speech and language therapy clinic, RCSLT Conference: Driving transformation through evidence based practice, Manchester.
Dempsey, T., Carroll, C., & Lyons, R. (2012) An analysis of cases designated as 'no further action' in a speech and language therapy clinic, RCSLT Conference: Driving transformation through evidence based practice, Manchester. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) The voice and its care: a comparison of student teachers and other university students. Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist Scientific Conference - Partners in Progress: Spreading the Word, London.
Murphy, C., Lyons, R., Drinnan, M. (2009) The voice and its care: a comparison of student teachers and other university students. Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist Scientific Conference - Partners in Progress: Spreading the Word, London. London: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Team's experience. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 2nd Annual Conference.
O'Shaughnessy, C., Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., O'Malley, M.P., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., Logue Kennedy, M., Loftus L. (2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Team's experience. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 2nd Annual Conference. Waterford Institute of Technology: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Collaboration in addressing current and future service provision for auditory processing disorder (APD) for children in Ireland. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Dewitt, P., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L., Lyons, R., O' Shaughnessy, C. (2008) Collaboration in addressing current and future service provision for auditory processing disorder (APD) for children in Ireland. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness: the experience of the NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Team. NAIRTL Conference.
Lyons, R., O'Shaughnessy, C., McMenamin, R., Logue-Kennedy, M., Loftus, L., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., O'Malley, M.P. (2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness: the experience of the NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Team. NAIRTL Conference. Waterford: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy team's experience. 2nd Annual NAIRTL Conference.
O'Shaughnessy, C., Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., O'Malley, M.P., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., Logue Kennedy, M., Loftus, L. (2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy team's experience. 2nd Annual NAIRTL Conference. Waterford Institute of Technology: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Team's experience. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 2nd Annual Conference, Waterford IT.
O'Shaugnessy, C., Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., O'Malley, M.P., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., & Logue-Kennedy, M. (2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centredness: The NUI Galway Speech and Language Therapy Team's experience. National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 2nd Annual Conference, Waterford IT. Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness: the NUI Galway Speech & Language Therapy team's experience. NAIRTL 2nd Annual Conference.
O'Shaughnessy, C., Lyons, R., McMenamin, R., O'Malley, M.P., Antonijevic-Elliott, S., Logue Kennedy, M., Loftus L. (2008) Re-designing a curriculum to achieve integration and reflect the values of student and client centeredness: the NUI Galway Speech & Language Therapy team's experience. NAIRTL 2nd Annual Conference. Waterford Institute of Technology: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Auditory Processing Disorder for Children. British Academy of Audiology Annual Conference.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Lyons, R., O'Shaughnessy, C., Dewitt, P., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L. (2008) Auditory Processing Disorder for Children. British Academy of Audiology Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK: Conference Poster [Details]
(2008) Current and future service provision for Auditory Processing Disorder for children in Ireland. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference.
Logue-Kennedy, M., Lyons, R., O'Shaughnessy, C., Dewitt, P., Dignan, E., O'Hagan, L. (2008) Current and future service provision for Auditory Processing Disorder for children in Ireland. Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society 4th Annual Conference. RCSI, Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) An exploration of assessment practices in children with SLI in Ireland. Afasic 4th International Symposium, Understanding developmental disorders: from theory to practice.
Lyons, R., Byrne, M., Corry, T., Lalor, L., McGinty, C., Murphy, B., Shanahan, R. (2007) An exploration of assessment practices in children with SLI in Ireland. Afasic 4th International Symposium, Understanding developmental disorders: from theory to practice. University of Warwick: Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) The experience of setting up a new degree programme: sharing the learning. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference Spotlight on Speech and Langauge Therapy.
Lyons, R., Kinneen, L. (2007) The experience of setting up a new degree programme: sharing the learning. Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapy Conference Spotlight on Speech and Langauge Therapy. Kilkenny: Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) The experience of setting up a new degree programme: sharing the learning. Realising the Vision: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Lyons, R., Kinneen, L. (2006) The experience of setting up a new degree programme: sharing the learning. Realising the Vision: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Belfast: Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) An examination of speech and language therapists' assessment and diagnosis of children with specific language impairment in Ireland. Realising the Vision: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Lyons, R., Byrne, M., Corry, T., Lalor, L., McGinty, C., Mulry, A.M., Murphy, B., Ruane, H., Shanahan, R. (2006) An examination of speech and language therapists' assessment and diagnosis of children with specific language impairment in Ireland. Realising the Vision: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Belfast: Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) An examination of speech and language therapists’ assessment and diagnosis of children with specific language impairment (SLI) in Ireland. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference.
Lyons, R., Byrne, M., Corry, T., Lalor, L., McGinty, C., Mullery, A.M., Murphy, B., Ruane, H. & Shanahan, R. (2006) An examination of speech and language therapists’ assessment and diagnosis of children with specific language impairment (SLI) in Ireland. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference. Belfast, Ireland: Conference Poster [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2015) Listening to children's perspectives: Implications for practice, LImerick Primary Care Speech and Language Therapy Team.
Lyons, R. (2015) Listening to children's perspectives: Implications for practice, LImerick Primary Care Speech and Language Therapy Team. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015) Listening to the perpsectives of children with primary speech and language impairments: Implications for practice, Speech and Language Therapy Department, Sligo.
Lyons, R. (2015) Listening to the perpsectives of children with primary speech and language impairments: Implications for practice, Speech and Language Therapy Department, Sligo. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014) Children's perspectives, Speech and Language Therapy in Mental Health SIG, 10 year Anniversary Conference.
Lyons, R. (2014) Children's perspectives, Speech and Language Therapy in Mental Health SIG, 10 year Anniversary Conference. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014) Identity and well-being in children with primary speech and language impairments, Speech and Language Therapy Department, PCCC, HSE, Galway.
Lyons, R. (2014) Identity and well-being in children with primary speech and language impairments, Speech and Language Therapy Department, PCCC, HSE, Galway. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012) Using narrative inquiry to explore identity construction in children with primary speech and/or language impairments, Speech and Language Sciences Seminar Series, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK, November.
Lyons, R. (2012) Using narrative inquiry to explore identity construction in children with primary speech and/or language impairments, Speech and Language Sciences Seminar Series, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK, November. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012) Stories of communication disability and identity across the lifespan: Tools and techniques for listening differently, IASLT AGM and Study Day, Dublin, April 2012.
Lyons, R., Barrow, R. & Byrne, B. (2012) Stories of communication disability and identity across the lifespan: Tools and techniques for listening differently, IASLT AGM and Study Day, Dublin, April 2012. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012) Exploring identity in children with speech and/or language impairments, Listening to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, Bristol, June 2012.
Lyons, R. (2012) Exploring identity in children with speech and/or language impairments, Listening to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, Bristol, June 2012. Invited Lectures [Details]

Published abstracts

  Year Publication
(2015) The impact of pseudostuttering experiences on SLT students' learning, in Procedia- Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Tobin, L. & Lyons, R. (2015) The impact of pseudostuttering experiences on SLT students' learning, in Procedia- Social and Behavioural Sciences. Published abstracts [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
National Strategic Planning Group for Practice Education Speech and Language Therapy Higher Education Institute Representative 01-JUN-05 /
Local Organising Committee IALP Congress Dublin 2016 Vice-Chair 01-DEC-14 / 28-AUG-16
COST ACTION IS1406 Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond - a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language One of Irish Representatives 05-APR-15 /

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are:
Developmental language impairments
Voice disorders
Evidence based practice
Health promotion and speech and language therapy
Social model of disability
Qualitative research
Ethics
Research methods