UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Elina Tripoliti

Elina Tripoliti, BSc, MSc, Phd

Elina Tripoliti is a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working with the Unit of Functional Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, UCL.

She is responsible for treating communication and swallowing problems in patients with Movement Disorders, mainly PD, PSP, MSA and Dystonia. She provides intensive therapies such as the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (www.lsvtglobal.com) and the Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (https://emst150.com) and she has been a pioneer in delivering therapy through the internet. She founded the Movement Disorders Speech Lab for the investigation of acoustical, perceptual and aerodynamic aspects of speech.

She has a degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Athens and a postgraduate degree in Speech & Language Therapy from City University, London. She was awarded her PhD in Neurological studies from UCL Institute of Neurology in 2010 (with Professor Limousin as a mentor and supervisor) investigating the speech changes after Deep Brain Stimulation for patients with PD and Dystonia.

She is a founding member and a Trustee of the Sing for Joy Choir (https://singforjoychoirs.org.uk), and a firm advocate of the role of music, singing and dancing in speech rehabilitation.


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