EVA Project Support Workers Wanted
The Division of Language and Communication Science (LCS) at City University London is advertising for Communication Support Workers to join a research project funded by the Stroke Association.
The project is developing a virtual communication environment for people with aphasia, and evaluating the benefits of that environment with 20 participants. The Support Workers will enter the virtual world via an avatar and will interact with the participants with aphasia. For example, they may play the role of a party guest, or a plumber who has come to fix the boiler in the virtual house. Post holders will receive training and will be supervised by our speech and language therapy researcher. They will also work closely with a Human Computer Interaction researcher.
The experiment will run for two years, starting in September 2013.
The project is a collaboration between LCS and the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design. The grant holders at City are Jane Marshall, Celia Woolf and Stephanie Wilson.
We invite you to submit a CV and personal statement (max 400 words) answering the following questions:
- What attracts you to this post?
- What are the challenges and how will you meet these?
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4th December ‘14