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I have over twenty five years experience working as a speech and language therapist. I have worked in Asia and North American healthcare systems as well as the NHS and various private healthcare settings. I have specialised in adults specifically dysphagia ( swallowing problems) and dysphonia ( voice problems) . I have worked as a University lecturer teaching third year under graduates.
Areas of interest
Dysphonia (voice problems) adults and children;
Dysphagia (swallowing problems) adults and children;
Video fluoroscopy ( radio graphic examination of swallowing problems) arranged and carried with consultant radiologist and speech and language therapist.
Dysarthria ( motor speech difficulties ) often associated following stroke, progressive neurological diseases and other conditions affecting motor speech muscles;
Dysphasia ( language deficits) post stroke , head injury , brain tumour and other.
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently work as a senior speech and language therapist as the clinical lead in the Spinal Injuries unit working with tracheostomy and vented patients specifically with dysphonia and dysphagia. I regularly carry out FEES ( fibreoptic endoscopic examination of swallowing ) with ENT and video fluoroscopy with radiology.
My research interests are in dysphagia , right hemisphere language problems and the functional and psychological benefits of using eye gaze as a communication and computer access device. I have a Masters in Dysphagia ( swallowing ) by research method.
I enjoy most sports - both participating and watching. I cycled from London to Paris as a fund raising event for the Spinal Injuries Unit a couple of years ago. There were three hand cyclists in our team and it was a most memorable and rewarding experience.
I also enjoy travelling anywhere and reading and listening to music of all genres.
I was nominated for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Steinberg award for services to Spinal Cord Injury in 2012 and I was also nominated for an award for the Regain. Charity for dedication to work with Spinal Cord injury both in 2013 and 2014.
Spinal Cord Injury Journal 2014 - Eye Gaze
RCSLT Bulletin 2004 - I ' m an SLT get me out of here!
Dysphagia Journal 1997- Oral. Electrical.
Stimulation of Swallowing
Clinical Rehabilitation 1994 - management of neurological dysphagia
- BSc Clinical Language. Sciences Leeds 1988
- Masters by Research Manchester 1998
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the RCSLT
Member of HPC
- Park Therapy Services The Chiltern Hospital...
- 08:30 - 13:00
- 0845 313 0995
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.