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Dr Katherine Rogers

Dr Katherine Rogers, PhD., MRes., BSc (Hons.), has been involved in the Social Research with Deaf people (SORD) group at the University of Manchester since 2006. She completed a Doctoral Research Fellowship, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, in 2013. Her research interests primarily involve issues pertaining to Deaf communities and their families, especially those which promote more positive outcomes. She is also concerned with methodological issues which arise in research with d/Deaf people, and one of her specialist areas includes the translation, validation and testing of standardised assessments in signed languages.

Her research work has had a direct impact on primary mental health services for Deaf people. There are now standardised mental health assessments that are linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate for Deaf people ensuring better diagnosis, access to treatment and accurate monitoring of outcomes.

In the field of teaching, she has contributed specialist components to degree courses in audiology, social work, deaf education, midwifery and qualitative sessions for foundation of research.

Examples of previous Research Project(s) that she has worked on include: (i) Independent Evaluation of NDCS’s Deaf Role Model Project; (ii) Deaf people and mental well-being: Exploring and measuring mental well-being in British Sign Language; (iii) Evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of British Sign Language (BSL) Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); and (iv) Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS) in British Sign Language (BSL) (Principal Investigator).

She is currently an NIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the field of Deaf mental health and health related outcomes for Deaf people who use a signed language.

Contact Katherine

Email: katherine.rogers@manchester.ac.uk

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