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: Communication and feeding difficulties in children with craniofacial conditions; Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome 

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) MRes Cert MRCSLT 
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Inpatient and Feeding disorders service (FEDS)

Louise Emerson Bsc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special Interests: Feeding difficulties associated with neuromuscular and metabolic

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

Rhiannon Halfpenny BSc, Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Inpatients and Neurology

Emily Johnson BSc Cert MRSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Inpatient and Feeding Service, Neonates, Inpatients Team Lead (Joint)

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 Cleft lip and palate
Special interests: cleft lip and palate, electropalatography, velopharyngeal dysfunction

Nicole Prendeville MRes MSc (Hons), PG Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: cleft lip and palate/velopharyngeal dysfunction; 22q11 deletion syndrome

Martina Ryan LRSLT Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Inpatient feeding team, videofluoroscopy swallow study

Debbie Sell PhD Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Cleft lip and palate, nasal speech and velopharyngeal dysfunction and 22q11 deletion syndrome

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

Alex Stewart BSc (Hons) MRes 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, Inpatient and Feeding Service Team Lead (Joint)
Special interests: feeding difficulties and early communication development in children with tracheostomies, and undergoing head and neck surgery

Neurodisability

Kim Bates BSC (Hons) MRCSLT 
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Autism spectrum disorder, AAC for children with physical disabilities; Developmental Language disorders

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; Developmental language disorders

Juliet Leigh BA (Hons) PG-Dip Cert MSc MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Autism spectrum disorder, Epilepsy, Sturge-Weber syndrome

Kate Macleod BSc (Hons) MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. Neurodisability Team Lead
Special interests: Autism spectrum disorder, Acquired brain injury, Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Dev language disorders

Abigail Mance MSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Autism spectrum disorder, Epilepsy, Developmental Language Disorders, Selective Mutism

Varsha Siyani BSc (Hons) MSc MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Autism spectrum disorder, Epilepsy, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Acquired brain injury, Developmental language disorders

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

Stephanie Timmins BSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Special interests: Autism spectrum disorder; Selective mutism; Developmental language disorders 

Cochlear Implant team 

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

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

Gemma Knight BSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Cochlear Implant
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implant

Samantha Feldman BSc (Hons) Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Cochlear Implant
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implant

Julia Hollier BSc Cert MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Cochlear Implant
Special interests: deafness and cochlear implant

Speech and language therapy assistants

Lea-Anne Osbourne
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant; Hospital based service

Vaishali Nakrani
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant; Cochlear Implant team

Admin team

Edita Lidziute
Administrative Assistant

Shanaz Miah
Administrative Assistant

Michelle Wilson
Administrative Secretary

Claire Yule
Department Co-ordinator, Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome