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Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street,
Language & Cognition
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
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.
Doctor of Philosophy
Speech and Language Pathology
Master of Science
|Institute of Neurology|
Bachelor of Science
Speech Pathology and Therapeutics
|Queen Margaret University College|
- A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical and cost effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment versus standard NHS speech and language therapy versus control in Parkinson's disease (PD COMM)
- A phase II randomised controlled trial of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment versus standard NHS Speech and Language Therapy versus control in Parkinson’s disease (PD COMM)
- Access all areas? Identifying facilitators and barriers for students from non-traditional routes
- Modelling swallowing
- Modifying the consistency of food and fluids for swallowing difficulties in dementia
- Prescribed diets: quantifying the effect of mechanical consistency on health, patient safety, and quality of life
- The Bigger Picture. Imagining ways to communicate and engage in research: families with children who have cerebral palsy
- The effect of Pramipexole on recovery from chronic post-stroke aphasia
- What do users of fluid thickeners really think?