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The UKSRG Steering Group

Dr David Smithard
Dr David SmithardPresident
Stroke Physician and Director of R&D, Chairman of UKSRG
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
Research Interests: swallowing control, assessment and treatment post stroke
Tel: +44 (0) 1233 616214
Fax: +44 (0) 1233 616662
Sue McGowen
Sue McGowenSecretary
Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
Tel:+44 (0) 845 1555 000 ext
Fax:+44 (0) 207 813 0924
Research Interests:
Dr Satish Mistry
Dr Satish MistryTreasurer
Phagenesis Limited and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Research Interests: Clinical Trial Management and Operational Execution, Research and Development of experimental neurostimulation techniques for the treatment of patients with swallowing disorders after brain injuries such as Stroke
Margaret Walker
Margaret WalkerMembership Secretary
Dr Paula Leslie
Dr Paula LeslieScientific Committee Chair
Senior Lecturer SLT
Specialist Advisor (Swallowing Disorders) RCSLT
University of Central Lancashire
Preston UK

Hannah Crawford
Hannah CrawfordAbstract Committee
Dr Hannah Crawford
Consultant SLT
LD Corridor
Flatts Lane Centre, Flatts Lane, Normanby, Middlesbrough TS6 0SZ
E mail:
01642 283716
Pippa Hales
Pippa HalesWebsite Administrator
Head of Therapies
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Research Interests: Dysphagia related to acute and chronic chest conditions. Dysphagia related to cardiac conditions.

Dr Justin Roe
Dr Justin RoeAbstract Committee
Clinical Service Lead – Speech and Language Therapy (Airways/ ENT)
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Joint Head – Department of Speech and Language Therapy/ AHP Researcher
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Lecturer

Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London

Research interests: swallowing outcomes following treatment for head and neck cancer; rehabilitation needs of people with advanced lung cancer; swallowing outcomes in patients with laryngotracheal stenosis/ airway disorders; quality improvement and experience-based co-design

Anita Smith
Anita Smith
Consultant Speech and Language Therapist,
East Sussex Dysphagia Lead
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Ext 8639 (Conquest)
Research Interests: Dysphagia in critical care, Instrumental assessments for dysphagia,Dysphagia in respiratory disorders.
Sarah Wallace
Sarah Wallace
Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, University Hospital of South Manchester
Research interests:
FEES, critical care, tracheostomy, burns
Sally Morgan
Sally Morgan
Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
020 7040 0194
Russell Walker
Russell Walker
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Clinical Lead for Longterm Conditions
Telephone: 0117 414 4012
Research interests:
Dementia, respiratory dysphagia eg., COPD, and diagnositic imaging (VFS and FEES)
Sue Pownall
Sue PownallRCSLT Link
Dr Sue Pownall
Head of SLT and Clinical Lead in Dysphagia
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Research interests: Objective swallowing assessments and treatment interventions, Neuro-muscular electrical stimulation techniques
Alex Stewart
Alex Stewart
Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH.
020 7813 8110
Research interests: dysphagia in tracheal disease, dysphagia in congenital heart disease, outcome measurement
Lise Sproson
Lise Sproson
Research SLT
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & NIHR Devices for Dignity HTC
Research interests:
Instrumental dysphagia assessment
Electrical stimulation and other emerging approaches to swallow rehabilitation
Telehealth and technology development