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I qualified as a speech and language therapist (SLT) in 1984, at The School for Disorders in Human Communication, affiliated to UCL London and now based at City University.
Since qualifying as a SLT, I have worked in several large teaching hospitals as an advanced clinical practitioner and in the USA as an Honorary SLT durinr my Travelling Fellowship. I have also worked as a Clinical Researcher for the University of Southampton and in Community NHS posts.
Areas of interest
Voice disorders; Vocal nodules; polyps or cysts; vocal cord palsy; muscle tension dysphonia; psychogenic or stress related voice problems; reflux management; vocal abuse and misuse; aphonia (complete voice loss); cancer of the larynx;Gender reassignment; Swallowing problems and communication difficulties associated with stroke; Communication problems in adults;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Holy Cross Hospital, Haslemere Surrey
St Magnus Hospital, Haslemere Surrey
Research Scholarship 1989. Investigation of incidence and prevalence of acquired swallowing disorders post stroke.
Voice Disorders- Assessment and Management
Rehabilitation of Older People, Squires, Chapman Hall 1996
Neurological Rehabilitation, Churchill Livingston 1993, Identification and Management of swallowing Disorders
Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition 2003, The Assessment and
Management of Swallowing Disorders
Courses offered to GPs
Assessment and Management of Voice Disorders from the SLT perspective. These talks are provided in collaboration with ENT colleagues
- Speech and Language Therapist Licensership to Practice Speech Therapy -Centre for Studies in Communication Disorders, Affiliated to UCL and City University 1984
- 2002-2005- Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods in Health- University of Southampton 2005
Affiliations / memberships
RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council)
BVA (British Voice Association)
- Spire Portsmouth Hospital, PO9 5NP
- 14:00 - 20:30
- 023 9236 6661
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Secretary - Ann Breakwell