Axel Erik Bergstrom
I am a PhD student in the field of dementia and communication. Before arriving in Cardiff, I completed postgraduate studies in speech and language pathology, where I acquired a clinical license as a speech and language therapist.
Reserach: Exploration of communicationg strategies amongst carers to persons living with Alzheimer's Disease
I am funded by the ESRC, Cardiff University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health Care Research Wales. Furthermore, I have an external partner, 'Empowered Conversations', which is an educational service funded by Age UK, aiming to improve communication abilities in carers to persons living with a dementia. I am currently in my first year and have not commenced any empirical studies as of yet. Prospectively, my data will consist of recordings of persons living with a dementia and carers, and qualitative interviews with carers. I intend to explore what carers to persons living with a dementia say that they need in terms of communication support, and interpret their responses through the lense of multiple pragmatic theories.
- MA in Speech and Language Pathology, Linköping University, Sweden (2014-2018)
- MA in Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University (2019-2020; Merit)
My reserach is aiming to improving communication alleviation strategies for carers to persons living with a dementia. My data will consist of recordings of communication in a dementia context, and qualitative interviews with carers to persons living with a dementia. I will interpret these data through the lens of multiple theoretical frameworks in order to explore how communication alleviation strategies facilitate communication.