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Dr Christina Smith

Dr Christina Smith

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Address

202d
Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street,
London
WC1N 1PF

Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer
    Language & Cognition
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1999-09-01

My research areas are swallowing in adults and children, and speech and swallowing in adults. 

In swallowing, I work in the areas of both typical swallowing and the breakdown in swallowing, including rehabilitation approaches for impaired swallowing.  This research is translational and involves close collaborations with academic and clinical colleagues.

I work with Prof Cath Sackley (King's College London), Prof Carl Clarke (U of Birmingham) and Prof Marian Brady (Glasgow Caledonian University) in a multi-centre phase III RCT examining Speech and Language Therapy in people with Parkinson's disease coordinated through Birmingham CTU.  This is a four year project funded by the NIHR.

I have four PhD students working in a range of areas including rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer, Engineering, Spinal cord injury and and the use of blended diets.  Two of these projects are NIHR funded. 




Award year Qualification Institution
1999 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Speech and Language Pathology
Northwestern University
1991 MSc
Master of Science
Human Communication
Institute of Neurology
1985 BSc
Bachelor of Science
Speech Pathology and Therapeutics
Queen Margaret University College


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Keywords

Neuroscience|*|Parkinson's disease|*|Speech|*|Stroke|*|Swallow mechanics|*|Swallowing