Dr Faye Wray

Research Fellow


ORCID: 0000-0001-9351-5019

Faye is a full time PhD student at the Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, University of Leeds. Her PhD explores ‘self-management’ in stroke survivors with language and communication difficulties. Faye’s undergraduate degree is in Psychology (University of Manchester) and she also has an MSc in Health Services Research (University of York).

Prior to beginning her PhD Faye worked as a Research Fellow (University of York), Trial Co-ordinator (University of Leeds) and Research Assistant (University of Manchester). Broadly, her research interests include; applied health research, psychological interventions for health and qualitative methodology.


Wray F, Clarke D, Cruice M. the Stroke Association. Develop and feasibility test a supported self-management intervention for stroke survivors with aphasia. Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowship £174,999.60, 16/09/2019-15/09/2022 (36 months)


Wray F, Clarke D, Forster A. How do stroke survivors with communication difficulties manage life after stroke in the first year? A qualitative study. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 2019;54(5). doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12487

Wray F, Clarke DJ, Forster A. Post-stroke self-management interventions: a systematic review of effectiveness and investigation of the inclusion of stroke survivors with aphasia. Disability and Rehabilitation 2018;40(11):1237-1251. doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1294206

Wray F, Clarke D. Longer-term needs of stroke survivors with communication difficulties living in the community: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies BMJ Open 2017;7(10):e017944.