Sarah Wallace

Sarah is Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and has been a national advisor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) since 2001. Her specialism in critical care, tracheostomy and endoscopy assessment of complex dysphagia (FEES) has led to numerous contributions to national policy and guidance for the Intensive Care Society, NCEPOD and RCSLT. She is Chair of the Tracheostomy Clinical Excellence Network and is the SLT representative on the National Tracheostomy Safety Project. She researches into the effects of critical care interventions on communication and swallowing and her current NIHR funded work centres on Above Cuff Vocalisation and Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation treatments. Sarah's teaching commitments include national courses on endoscopy and advanced dysphagia. Prior to returning to Manchester where she trained, Sarah worked in Singapore, Melbourne, Grenada (WI) and Bristol. She is a volunteer trainer in Cambodia helping to establish tracheostomy, endoscopy and dysphagia services in public hospitals and enjoys any opportunity to travel.

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