About us



UCLan are proud to host the Advancing Dysphagia Practice Team, in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

All the ADP initiatives and events are delivered by highly specialist professionals who are recognised experts in their field.

Our events are open to healthcare professionals working with people who have dysphagia, with emphasis on the context of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Our aim is to influence best practice by delivery of the highest quality, up-to-date, evidence-based professional development opportunities in dysphagia, by facilitating participants to develop their current knowledge and skills.

All sessions are framed by the context of the recent Francis Report and CQC Consultation and incorporate key issues of:
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Outcome measurement
  • Risk assessment
  • Service evaluation approaches
  • Skill-mix and working with assistants
  • Training others
  • Influences on concordance
For information about our previous events please click here.

Each presenter on the ADP Team is a professional currently working in relevant specialist clinical, teaching or research roles.

All these individuals have recognised external reputation within their own field. The ADP Core Team is led by two Co-Directors: Dr Hazel Roddam and Dr Hannah Crawford.

The current ADP presenters include:

Annie Aloysius, Senior Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Neonatology) Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Charlotte Buswell, Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lindsey Collins, Senior Dementia Care Consultant Trainer, University of Bradford

Dr Hannah Crawford, Consultant SLT, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Krawczyk, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Rehabilitation and Enablement Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Tracy Lazenby-Paterson, Speech and Language Therapist, Community Learning Disabilities Service, NHS Lothian

, University of Pittsburgh

Dr Kate Reid, Head of SLT, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Hazel Roddam, SLT and Principal Lecturer in Research, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Justin Roe, Acting Head of Speech & Language Therapy/ Research Fellow, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Jane Slater, Highly Specialist SLT (ALD Dysphagia), Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Heulwen Sheldrick, Highly Specialist SLT Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Bridgewater Community NHS Trust

Please feel free to download and distribute our flyer to help promote the ADP Team. 

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