Meet the Speech and Language Therapy team

Speech and language therapists

Lauren Baillie BSc (Hons) MSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interest: cleft lip and palate/velopharyngeal dysfunction

Nivi Behari B Speech and Hearing Therapy MSc Early Childhood Interventions Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, feeding and swallowing disorders associated with craniofacial conditions 

Rosie Bielby Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lesley Cavalli BSc (Hons), MSc Cert MRCSLT
Head of Department (job share)
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Team Leader
Special interests: voice, early communication development in children undergoing head and neck surgery

Eleanor Conway BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT 
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: non-acute inpatients/feeding team

Nicola Gorb BA (Hons), PGdip Cert MRCSLT MHCPC
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: voice, ENT

Sonia Lozano BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: metabolic disorders, ENT

Anne Mayne BA (Hons) Cert MRCSLT 
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

Natalie Pancewicz BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: cleft lip and palate/velopharyngeal dysfunction, dysphagia

Marie Pinkstone BSc (Hons) MA, Cert MRCSLT
Head of Department (job share)

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Team Leader
Special interests: cleft lip and palate, electropalatography, velopharyngeal dysfunction

Nicole Prendeville MSc (Hons), PG Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: cleft lip and palate/velopharyngeal dysfunction across the lifespan; paediatric feeding/ swallowing issues, feeding and communication in Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome.

Martina Ryan LRSLT Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Team Leader
Special interests: paediatric feeding problems, videofluroscopy swallow study, epidermolysis bullosa

Debbie Sell PhD Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Caroleen Shipster MSC CCC - SLP Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Team Leader
Special interests: communication difficulties in children with craniofacial conditions; Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome

Gyani Swift Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Alex Stewart BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: feeding difficulties associated with congenital cardiac conditions, tracheal abnormalities

Victoria Thorpe BSc (Hons), MSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: feeding difficulties and early communication development in children with tracheostomies, and undergoing head and neck surgery

Neurodisability

Kim Bates BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: autism spectrum disorder, AAC for children with physical disabilities

Christina Hawkins BA (Hons) PG-Dip Cert MSc MRCSLT Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, Sturge-Weber syndrome, acquired brain injury

Juliet Leigh BA (Hons) PG-Dip Cert MSc MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, Sturge-Weber syndrome, acquired brain injury

Abigail Mance MSc Cert MRCSLT (on maternity leave until Autumn 2014)
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: autism spectrum disorder, Sturge-Weber syndrome, AAC for children with physical disabilities

Katie Price Dip CST Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Team Leader
Special interests: AAC for children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder and Worster Drought syndrome

Varsha Siyani BSc (Hons) MSc MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, Sturge-Weber syndrome, acquired brain injury, child development and developmental disorders

Juliet Taplin MMed Sci Cert RCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. Dysphagia and Neurodisability
Special interests: paediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties, neurodisability

Cochlear Implant team 

Roz Barker PhD Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Team Leader
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implants

Emily Thomson BA (Hons) MSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implants

Phillippa Mackenzie BA Hons Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Cochlear Implant
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implants

Angela Sherry BA (Hons) PG-Dip Cert MRCSLT (on maternity leave until 2015)
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implants

Speech and language therapy assistants

Louise Emmanuel
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (based at St Andrews)
Special interests: cleft

Joseph Marchant
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Special interests: craniofacial, cleft lip and palate, ENT (Ear, nose and throat)

Vaishali Nakrani
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Special interests: cochlear implant and neurodisability

Admin team

Vacancy
Department Co-ordinator

Olusola Odeh
Administrative Assistant

Michelle Wilson
Administrative Secretary

Anwar Rahim
Department Co-ordinator, Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome