Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery


The Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery (Aphasia CRE) aims to transform the health and wellbeing of people with aphasia and their families through research that leads to enhanced, cost-effective and sustainable interdisciplinary aphasia rehabilitation and community services.

The Aphasia CRE is a national research centre based at La Trobe University led by Professor Miranda Rose, with Chief Investigators (CI) based at numerous universities and institutes Australia-wide.


The $2.5 million centre is funded by the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 

CRE Aphasia aims

Communication is vital to our everyday activities, independence, social relationships, and identity – so it is not surprising that aphasia radically impacts quality of life.

Medical, nursing, rehabilitation and welfare professionals strive to reduce the impacts of aphasia. However, our current research evidence base, and our health and wellbeing care practices do not meet the needs of many people with aphasia.

The CRE Aphasia aim to tackle the many of the main issues in aphasia research and care.

  • Including aphasia in stroke research
  • Prognosis and tailoring services
  • Healthcare communication
  • Improving the evidence for aphasia treatments
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Long-term community support and care
  • Reaching people in rural and remote areas

You can find out more about current research projects by navigating to the Aphasia CRE Research programs and projects