Marian Brady


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Professor Marian Brady (BSc Hons), PhD, FRCSLT

Marian is a speech and language therapist with clinical experience in Ireland and the UK. She is the founding director of the multidisciplinary Stroke Rehabilitation Research Programme in the CSO-funded Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit since 2000. Specialising in the delivery of high-quality evidence relating to the effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation interventions, her research interests include oral health care and therapeutic interventions (e.g. for speech, language, cognitive communication, and other problems that occur) after stroke. Her research has also addressed inequalities in stroke rehabilitation and research. Working closely with stroke survivors, their carers, multidisciplinary stroke care teams, the NHS and academic partners across the UK and internationally, her research has informed national clinical stroke guidelines and professional education in >20 countries.  

Marian established and chairs the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs) which was shortlisted as the Times Higher Education International Collaboration of the Year in 2022. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, it supports >290 multidisciplinary researchers from >40 countries working to improve the lives of people with aphasia (a neurological language disorder). She also founded the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive for Rehabilitation, a database of >12,000 stroke survivors' data from completed clinical trials.

Marian has chaired clinical guideline development groups for the European Stroke Organisation (Aphasia Rehabilitation 2022-23) and the Royal College of Nursing (Perioperative Fasting in Adults and Children 2002-2005). She is a member of the World Health Organisation’s World Rehabilitation Alliance, a Trustee for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, an Associate Editor for Cochrane and a member of the Board of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Chair Aphasia Rehabilitation Guideline, European Stroke Organisation

1 Oct 2022 → …

Trustee Research & Development, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

1 Oct 2021 → …

Honorary Professor, University of Queensland



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