UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Christina Smith

Dr Christina Smith

Senior Lecturer

Language & Cognition

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Sep 1999

Research summary

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. 


Northwestern University
PhD, Speech and Language Pathology | 1999
Institute of Neurology
MSc, Human Communication | 1991
Queen Margaret University College
BSc, Speech Pathology and Therapeutics | 1985