Ellen M. Hickey
Ellen Hickey, PhD, SLP-Reg., SLP(C), CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Dalhousie University. She has been a speech-language pathologist for over 30 years and specializes in working with persons with acquired neurological communication disorders and their families and care partners. She engages in clinical practice, research, and teaching with an emphasis on care partner training to improve the implementation of best practices for communication, engagement, and quality of life with persons with dementia, aphasia, and motor speech disorders. She is also committed to community engagement and has served on a committee for ASHA SIG 2, and on the Boards of Directors for a group home for persons with acquired brain injury and Aphasia Nova Scotia. Ellen is also committed to continuous learning and actions toward antiracism and decolonization in speech-language pathology, education, and healthcare. She aims for true person-centered care, which can only be achieved through culturally responsive practice.