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Collaborators

Grace Chiu

BA (hons), MSc, MRCSLT, HCPC Registered


Research Coordinator

As the research coordinator, I manage all practical aspects of the remote testing for the OX-Chronic Study, which investigates the long-term psychological consequences of stroke. The project is a Stroke Association funded Priority Programme Award, following on from our early post-stroke screening programme, where patients are screened for cognitive problems in the acute stroke unit, and subsequently followed up 6 months later at home.

I am also actively involved with the Cantonese translation of the tablet OCS-Plus, which is currently undergoing validation in Cantonese and used in long term ageing community cohort in Hong Kong (led by Prof Gloria Wong, HKU and Prof Anthony Pak Hin Kong, UCF).

My research interests are in language and social cognition. In particular, the impacts of language and cognitive deficits and the effects on decision-making following stroke. Through neuropsychological cognitive and language assessments, as well as a series of psychosocial outcome questionnaires collected during the 6 month and now more than 2 years follow-up home visits, I hope to better understand the role of language and cognitive deficits in decisional capacity following Stroke.

I completed my MSc in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Reading in 2017, and my MSc dissertation was on the interaction between executive functions and language in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

In 2011, while I was enrolled in the MSc in Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, I worked as an honorary assistant psychologist with Autism Related Disorder team at Maudsley Hospital alongside the team of Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist and participated in the assessment of clients using ADOS & ADI-R. I was also an honorary assistant psychologist in an acute ward of Royal Bethlem Hospital where I assisted in devising and implementing a recovery programme for women with severe mental health problems.

Prior to both these MSc programs, I completed a BA (hons) in Psychology at the University of North Carolina.

OX-Chronic Study

HK OCS-Plus (Tablet Version)

Oxford Cognition Screen (OCS)  

COMPASS (COMPetency ASSessment)

Conference and Poster Presentations

Tan, E.G., Jellema, T. & Pecchinenda, A. (2007) The contribution of Theory of Mind to affective priming with dynamic displays of facial expressions. Poster presentation at The Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) joint with the Psychonomic Society conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Tan, E.G. (2007) Why do individuals with ASD miss out on the joy of social communication? Workshop presentation at the TEACCH UK Conference 2007, Northampton, United Kingdom.

Tan, E.G., Pluta, M.G, Parikh, D., Dark, H. & Covington, C.G (2007) The effects of Priming and Gender on Perceived Aggression of Different Race. Second place winner of the Psychology department poster presentation at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Tan, E.G. & Allan, W. D. (2008) Parent Acculturation and Children Adjustment in Immigrant Families. Undergraduate Research Expo Poster presentation at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Tan, E.G. (2008) The contribution of Theory of Mind to affective priming with dynamic displays of facial expressions in adults of normal intelligence with autistic traits. Undergraduate Research Expo Poster presentation at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.