Edward Harris

Edward Harris

e.harris2@ncl.ac.uk

I completed my MSc in computer science at Newcastle University in 2017. My thesis explored the application of digital technologies in the field of speech and language therapy; I developed a mobile application with an aim of increasing the autonomy of people with aphasia in everyday reading scenarios, and digitised a subsection of the Comprehensive Aphasia Test (a paper-based means of assessing the nature and severity of aphasia) with an aim of providing increased efficiency to speech and language therapists by exploring the viability of computerised assessment with automated scoring.

More broadly, I am interested in how cultural trends and values are influenced by societal structures, social space and propagated through cultural hegemony. I hope to direct my interest in digital technologies towards a means of social engagement, collective benefit and alternative service provision (particularly health).

I’m into hiking, caving, sports (playing), animal welfare, and playing the guitar (quite badly).