People
  1. Academic experts
  2. Research students
  3. Students
  4. Alumni
  5. Senior people at City
  6. Non-academic staff
  7. Honorary graduates
People

Contact Information

Contact

Visit Celia Harding

M101, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Celia is a speech and language therapist who joined the Division of Language and Communication Science in October 2004 to teach issues related to disability across the lifespan.

Prior to working at City, University of London, Celia worked for 19 years full time in the NHS. Clinical interests include paediatric dysphagia, from neonates to teenagers, both acute and community, and children with complex special needs including autism. Celia has retained some clinical sessions at The Royal Free hospital in the paediatric department.

Administrative roles
- NIHR Reviewer
- RCSLT Advisor for paediatric dysphagia and learning disabilities
- Senior Personal Tutor - City, University of London
- University advisor for the Nordoff-Robbins Master's qualification in Music Therapy
- Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist / paediatric dysphagia (neonates) at The Royal Free Hospital Foundation Trust (Barnet and the Royal Free neonatal units covered).

Qualifications

  1. PhD, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  2. MSc, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  3. BSc (Hons), University College London, United Kingdom
  4. LDC Fellowship, City University London, United Kingdom

Employment

  1. Expert Advisor, NICE Centre for Guidelines, Oct 2017 – present
  2. Advisor and Programme moderator for the Nordorff-Robbins and Guildhall School of Music therapy courses, City University London, Sep 2010 – present
  3. Editorial Board Member, Tizard Learning Disability Review, Aug 2010 – present
  4. External Examiner, Trinity College Dublin, May 2010 – present
  5. Visiting Lecturer, University College London, Sep 2000 – present

Fellowships

  1. LDC Fellowship

Memberships of committees

  1. Member, NICE follow up of preterm babies guidelines committee

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. SL02314, Health and Care Professions Council
  2. Member, European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD)
  3. Member RC0008274, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Awards

  1. City, University of London (2018) School of Health Sciences Staff Award
    Exceptional Contribution to Student Experience (Academic)
  2. Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (2018) Outstanding Staff Celebrations & Reward Awards (OSCAR)
    Recommended for 'Clinician of the Year' OSCAR
  3. City, University of London (2017) Shortlisted - Learning Enhancement Awards
    Shortlisted for Personal Tutoring Award
  4. Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (2016) Outstanding Staff Celebrations & Rewards
    Recommended for Outstanding Staff Celebrations & Rewards Award (OSCAR) by the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust for clinician of the year
  5. Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (2016) Nursing Development Award
    Oral Readiness in Preterm Infants. Harding, C., Levin, A., Mynard, A., Wyles, K. and Cane, C.
  6. Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (2016) Outstanding Staff Celebrations & Reward Awards (OSCAR)
    Recommended for 'Clinician of the Year' OSCAR
  7. National Institute for Health Research (2016) Grant
    How do different neurodisability services meet the psychosocial support needs of children/young people with feeding disabilities and their families: a national survey and case study approach to mapping and costing service models, care pathways and the child and family experience. £ 376,000, Craig, Harding et a
  8. Emerald Literati Network (2014) Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence
  9. Royal Free Hospital (2009) Pump Priming Award
    Pump Priming Award to research hunger provocation approaches with Abi Faiman, Julie Wright. £4,529.21
  10. Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust (2008) Pump Priming Award
    Pump Priming Award to research paediatric straw use with A. Aloysius, Senior Clinical Specialist speech and language therapist. £4,529.21

Research

Research overview

- Using non-nutritive sucking and its assumed relationship in the development of functional oral feeding skills, including early identification of infant communication signs

- Disability issues including the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), language acquisition needs of people with disabilities, and peer tutoring for people with disabilities across the lifespan

- Dysphagia in relation to congenital disorders; what therapy is used, and what is effective to minimise risk

Research areas

- Using non-nutritive sucking and its assumed relationship in the development of functional oral feeding skills, including early identification of infant communication signs

- Disability issues including the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), language acquisition needs of people with disabilities, and peer tutoring for people with disabilities across the lifespan

- Dysphagia in relation to congenital disorders: what therapy is used, and what is effective to minimise risk

Current and recently completed grants / Activities

Currently applying for grants in the area of neonatal feeding development and pervasive feeding disorders with children who have complex physical and learning needs

Principal collaborators

- Helen Cockerill, Consultant speech and language therapist, Evelina Childrens Hospital currently writing up a paper on parent perceptions of the benefits of videofluoroscopy

- Annie Aloysius, Senior Clinical Specialist speech and language therapist, (Neonatology) Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust jointly working on straw use across the lifespan and clinical application of this knowledge

- Currently on working groups for NIHR grants to investigate neonatal feeding and development.

Research Students

Undergraduate

Further information: - A survey of AAC use in specialist disability provision
- An evaluation of straw use across the lifespan and how this data can be used in clinical assessment

Postgraduate

Further information: - A survey of AAC use in specialist disability provision
- Assessment of oral readiness in neonates
- Gesture and its relevance to naming ability in learning disability

MRes student

Thesis title: Quality of movement in children with Cerebral Palsy following dorsal rhizotomy surgery

BSc Student

Thesis title: Qualitative study of mainstream school dinner hall environments

Publications

Books (2)

  1. Cocks, N. and Harding, Celia, (2011). The Dysphagia Placement Workbook. ISBN 978-1-907826-06-1.
  2. Harding, C. (Ed.), Developing Clinical Skills in Dysphagia: A guide for speech and language therapists from Authors to Clinical Educators and Supervisors. J&K Press. ISBN 978-1-907826-06-1.

Chapters (5)

  1. Harding, C.M. (2012). Children with severe learning disabilities. In Kersner, M. and Wright, J.A. (Eds.), Speech and Language Therapy (pp. 183–191). Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-61407-8.
  2. Harding, C.M. (2009). Intellectual and sensory impairments. In Body, R. and McAllister, L. (Eds.), Ethics in Speech and Language Therapy Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-05888-6.
  3. Harding, C.M., Luscombe, M. and Bannon, M. (2007). Speech and language disorders and hearing problems. In Bannon, M. and Carter, Y. (Eds.), Practical Paediatric Problems in Primary Care Oxford
  4. Harding, C.M. Children with Learning Disabilities. In Hilari, K. (Ed.), The Impact of Communication Disability Across the Lifespan (pp. 61–79). J & K Press. ISBN 978-1-907826-03-0.
  5. Harding, C. Speech and Language Therapy: The decision-making process when working with children. In Kersner, M. and Wright, J. (Eds.), Children with severe learning disabilities (pp. 183–191). Ed Routlelidge, London and New York.

Conference papers and proceedings (13)

  1. Murphy, R., Harrison, K. and Harding, C. (2017). What is the decision making process for SLTs/SLPs in deciding to feed infants on high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC). 4th Annual Study Day for neonatal PT, OT and SLT: Working together in neonataology 28 September.
  2. Murphy, R., Harrison, K. and Harding, C. (2017). What is the decision making process for SLTs/SLPs in deciding to feed infants on high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC).

    Abstract
    Purpose: This paper presents an exploratory investigation into the decision-making processes that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) undertake when deciding to feed infants on high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC -OT).
    Methods: A qualitative research study was conducted which explored the views and experiences of nine SLP participants about feeding infants on HFNC - OT. Open-ended interviews were conducted individually with 9 participants. Participants were SLPs who worked in either a level 3 or level 2 neonatal unit. Using a Framework approach, data were thematically analysed.
    Results: Eight themes and nine subthemes were identified in the thematic analysis from each individual interview. SLPs discussed a range of concepts which they felt were part of their role when treating infants on HFNC - OT, specifically clinical factors (directly related to the infants medical stability) and other factors (related to other aspects of care, e.g. training parents and the MDT) as part of the feeding assessment. SLPs perceived that their decision - making processes were constrained by contextual factors such as the work place and funding.
    Conclusions: Eight out of the nine participants said they would consider feeding an infant on HFNC – OT. However, factors which influenced clinical decision-making included MDT members’ views, as well as availability of the SLP.
    RCSLT Conference 2017 27-28 September, Edinburgh.
  3. Harding, C., Van den Engel – Hoek, L., Fichaux – Bourin, P., Hiroknaka, S., Choi, K.H., Jadcherla, S. … Levy, D. (2017). Paediatric dysphagia : mechanisms and solutions. European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) and World Dysphagia Summit 2017 21-23 September, Barcelona.
  4. Harding, C. (2016). Tube Weaning in Children: 6th ESSD Congress - Deglutology : From Science to Clinical Practice. Milan (Italy), 13th - 15th October, 2016. 6th ESSD Congress - Deglutology : From Science to Clinical Practice. Milan (Italy), 13th - 15th October, 2016 13-15 October, Milan University.
  5. Harding, C., Levin, A., Mynard, A., Wyles, K. and Cane, C. (2016). Oral Readiness in Preterm Infants. Poster presentation: 6th ESSD Congress - Deglutology : From Science to Clinical Practice. Milan (Italy), 13th - 15th October, 2016. 6th ESSD Congress - Deglutology : From Science to Clinical Practice. Milan (Italy), 13th - 15th October, 2016 13-15 October, University of Milan.
  6. Harding, C.M. and Cocks, N. (2010). Developing more Speech and language therapy student dysphagia experiences and placements in partnership with practicing clinicians. City University: Clinical Education Conference 2 September, 31/08/10.
  7. Harding, C.M. and Cocks, N. (2010). Developing more speech and language therapy student dysphagia experiences and placements in partnership with practicing clinicians. City University: Teaching and Learning Conference June, London.
  8. Harding, C.M. and Halai, V. (2010). Providing Dysphagia Training for Carers of Children who have profound and Multiple Learning Disabilties. UK SRG Conference London.
  9. Harding, C.M., Faiman, A. and Wright, J. (2010). A pilot project to evaluate an intensive desensitisation, oral tolerance therapy and hunger provocation programme for children who have had prolonged tube feeds. UK SRG Conference London.
  10. Harding, C.M., Lindsay, G., O'Brien, A., Dipper, L. and Wright, J. (2010). Implementing AAC with children with PMLD: A study in rationale underpinning intervention. ISAAC Conference Barcelona.
  11. Harding, C.M. (2008). Using service users with learning disabilities to train speech and language therapy students. The London SoTL 7th International Conference May, London.
  12. Harding, C.M. (2008). The use of non-nutritive sucking to promote functional sucking skills in premature infants: an exploratory trial. UK Swallow Research Group February, Manchester Conference Centre.
  13. Harding, C.M., Geraint-Hughes, R. and Goregam, C. (2007). Using carers of people with disabilities to teach students. HEA Conference July, Harrogate.

Journal articles (41)

  1. Harding, C. and Stewart, A. (2018). Harding, C., & Stewart, A. (2018). Commentary on" Evaluating service users’ experiences of using Talking Mats™". Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23(2) ; 87 -90. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23(2), pp. 87–90. doi:10.1108/TLDR-10-2017-0041.
  2. Harding, C., Mynard, A. and Hills, E. (2018). Identification of premature infant states in relation to introducing oral feeding. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24(2), pp. 104–110. doi:10.1016/j.jnn.2017.11.018.
  3. Morgan, S., Luxon, E., Soomro, A. and Harding, C. (2018). Use of mealtime advice mats in special schools for children with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Practice, 21(2), pp. 20–26. doi:10.7748/ldp.2018.e1856.
  4. Harding, C. and Levin, A. (2018). Short Report: NICE Guidance for Developmental Follow – up of Children and Young People Born Preterm. Infant, 14(2), pp. 62–63.
  5. Harding, C.M., Buchari, S., Benato, R. and Levin, A. (2017). Mental Capacity Act (2005): Enabling student learning through teaching provided by service users who use augmentative and alternative communication. Communication Matters, 31(3), pp. 17–19.
  6. van den Engel-Hoek, L., Harding, C., van Gerven, M. and Cockerill, H. (2017). Pediatric feeding and swallowing rehabilitation: An overview. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 10(2), pp. 95–105. doi:10.3233/PRM-170435.
  7. Harding, C. (2017). Health care and risk of early death for people with learning disabilities. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 59(6), pp. 567–567. doi:10.1111/dmcn.13376.
  8. Norburn, K., Levin, A., Morgan, S. and Harding, C. (2016). A survey of augmentative and alternative communication used in an inner city special school. British Journal of Special Education, 43(3), pp. 289–306. doi:10.1111/1467-8578.12142.
  9. Cockerill, H., Van Den Engel-Hoek, L. and Harding, C. (2016). Assessing children's swallowing: Parent and professional perceptions. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 21(3), pp. 117–125. doi:10.1108/TLDR-08-2015-0033.
  10. Harding, C.M., Bowden, C., Lima, L. and Levin, A. (2016). How do we determine oral readiness in infants? Infant, 12(1), pp. 10–12.
  11. Wood, D., Harding, C. and McFarlane, M. (2015). Staff perceptions of a cough reflex testing (CRT) service for patients following stroke. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, 10, pp. 64–64.
  12. Harding, C. and Cockerill, H. (2015). Managing eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) with children who have learning disabilities: What is effective? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20(3), pp. 395–405. doi:10.1177/1359104513516650.
  13. Harding, C., Frank, L., Botting, N. and Hilari, K. (2015). Assessment and management of infant feeding. Infant, 11(3), pp. 85–89.
  14. Harding, C. (2014). Commentary on experiential learning: changing student attitudes towards learning disability: how can we reduce exclusion further? Tizard Learning Disability Review, 19(3), pp. 118–121. doi:10.1108/TLDR-11-2013-0048.
  15. Harding, C., Frank, L., Van Someren, V., Hilari, K. and Botting, N. (2014). How does non-nutritive sucking support infant feeding? Infant Behavior and Development, 37(4), pp. 457–464. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.05.002.
  16. Cocks, N., Harding, C. and Pritchard, M. (2014). The benefits of a 5-day dysphagia intensive placement. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(5), pp. 476–485. doi:10.3109/17549507.2013.826283.
  17. Harding, C.M. (2014). Non-nutritive sucking for infants: what are the issues? Infant, 10(2), pp. 50–53.
  18. Harding, C., Morris, A., Fitzpatrick, E. and Aloysius, A. (2014). Drinking speed using a Pat Saunders valved straw, wide-bore straw and a narrow-bore straw in a normal adult population. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12(4), pp. 255–261. doi:10.1097/XEB.0000000000000021.
  19. Lewer, A. and Harding, C. (2013). Communication is the key: improving outcomes for people with learning disabilities. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 18(3), pp. 132–140. doi:10.1108/TLDR-01-2013-0001.
  20. Lewer, A. and Harding, C. (2013). From “what do you do?” to “a leap of faith”: developing more effective indirect intervention for adults with learning disabilities. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 18(2), pp. 74–83. doi:10.1108/13595471311315092.
  21. Harding, C., Frank, L., Dungu, C. and Colton, N. (2012). The use of nonnutritive sucking to facilitate oral feeding in a term infant: a single case study. J Pediatr Nurs, 27(6), pp. 700–706. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.01.006.
  22. Harding, C., Wade, C. and Harrison, K. (2012). Communication between children and carers during mealtimes. The Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 13(4), pp. 242–250.
  23. Harding, C., Frank, L., Dungu, C. and Colton, N. (2012). The use of non-nutritive sucking to facilitate oral feeding in a term infant: A single case study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27, pp. 700–706.
  24. Harding, C., Bukhari, S., Hickin, J. and Harrison, K. (2012). The People in Control Conference at City University, London: “We have opinions to share about our lives”. Tizard Learning Disability Journal, 17(4), pp. 169–176. doi:10.1108/13595471211272514.
  25. Harding, C., Hickin, J., Bukhari, S. and Harrison, K. (2011). Launch of User-Lead Consultancy: How adults with learning disabilities can train others effectively using a range of communication strategies. . Communication Matters, 25(3), pp. 12–14.
  26. Harding, C., Lindsay, G., O'Brien, A., Dipper, L.T. and Wright, J. (2011). Implementing AAC with children with profound and multiple learning disabilities: a study in rationale underpinning intervention. The Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 11(2), pp. 120–129. doi:10.1111/j.1471-3802.2010.01184.x.
  27. Harding, C. and Aloysius, A. (2011). Drinking speed using a valved Pat Saunders straw TM, wide bore straw and a narrow bore straw in school age children. The International Journal of Evidence Based Health Care, 9, pp. 435–439. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1609.2011.00241.x.
  28. Harding, C.M. and Moody, A. (2011). A survey revaluation of the AAC strategies used by school aged children with learning disabilities, & their parent's perceptions of their needs. Communication Matters Journal, 25(1), pp. 33–37.
  29. Harding, C.M., Faiman, A. and Wright, J. (2010). A pilot project to evaluate intensive desensitisation, oral tolerance therapy and hunger provocation programme for children who have had prolonged tube feeds. The Journal of Evidence Based Health Care, 8, pp. 268–276.
  30. Harding, C., Faiman, A. and Wright, J. (2010). Evaluation of an intensive desensitisation, oral tolerance therapy and hunger provocation program for children who have had prolonged periods of tube feeds. International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 8(4), pp. 268–276. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00184.x.
  31. Harding, C.M., Cocks, N., Paytner, C. and Wright, J. (2010). Learning Opportunities in Dysphagia. Bulletin.
  32. Harding, C.M., O'Brien, A., Dipper, L. and Wright, J. (2010). The challenges of implementing AAC to children with profound and multiple learning disabilities: A study in rationale underpinning intervention. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs pp. 1–10. doi:10.1111/j.1471-3802.201001184.
  33. Harding, C.M. and Wright, J. (2010). Dysphagia: The challenge of managing eating and drinking difficulties in children and adults who have learning disabilties. Tizard Learning Disability Review Journal, 15(1).
  34. Harding, C. (2009). An evaluation of the benefits of non-nutritive sucking for premature infants as described in the literature. Arch Dis Child, 94(8), pp. 636–640. doi:10.1136/adc.2008.144204.
  35. Harding, C.M. (2009). Using switches with pre-school children: How do we decide who has access to a voice output communication devise? Communication Matters, 23(3), pp. 11–21.
  36. Harding, C. and Halai, V. (2009). PROVIDING DYSPHAGIA TRAINING FOR CARERS OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE LEARNING DISABILITIES. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, 55(108), pp. 33–47. doi:10.1179/096979509799103188.
  37. Harding, C. and Gourlay, S. (2008). New developments in the management of speech and language disorders. Archives of disease in childhood, 93(5), pp. 425–427. doi:10.1136/adc.2007.121509.
  38. Harding, C. (2008). Issues around non-nutritive sucking. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 50(1), pp. 77–78.
  39. Harding, C.M. (2008). Involving adult service users with learning disabilities in the training of speech and language therapy students. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), pp. 205–211.
  40. Harding, C.M., Patel, K. and Nielson, P. (2007). People with learning disabilities teaching others. Learning Disabilities Today, 7(4), pp. 30–32.
  41. Harding, C. (2005). Evidence based practice in speech pathology. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, 40(3), pp. 381–383.

Poster

  1. Morgan, S., Drury, C., Thomas, M. and Harding, C. A survey of UK Special School Speech & Language Therapists (SLT) and school staff regarding the use of mealtime mats to provide eating and drinking guidelines. UK Swallowing Research Group 2018 conference, 2018.

Report

  1. Beavon, N., Coetzee, L., Griffith, R., Hallows, J., Harding, C., Howseman, T. … Wright, D. Guidelines for the identification and management of dysphagia in adults with learning disability : Prepared by Vital Health Communications For Rosemont Pharmaceuticals..

Education

Modules taught on

- SL3003 / SLM009  Language , Cognition and Communication Disabilities - Module Leader, and Learning Disability Lecturer for this module
- SL2005 / SLM004 Speech, Communication and Swallowing Difficulties
- SLM010 / SL3004 / SL3008 , Intervention studies for Pre-registration PG2 group, BSc3 and BSc4
- SL1004 - Social Context
- HCM007 - Dysphagia (post registration module) Joint Module Leader and lecturer
- HCM021 Case based clinical application
- Paediatric Dysphagia - taught at UCL

Other Activities

Editorial activity (2)

  1. Infant Journal, Editorial advisory board member, Sep 2016 – present.
  2. Tizard Learning Disability Journal, Editorial board member.

Events/conferences (28)

  1. 1st Symposium on Dysphagia. (Conference) Athens, Greece (2018).
    Paper: Premature Infant Feeding: Approaches in Management, challenges and potential future directions
    Description: Organised by SELLE under the auspices of the Hellenic Stroke Organization; Hellenic Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology , Hepatology and Nutrition and ESSD.
  2. 1st Symposium on Dysphagia. Athens, Greece (2018).
    Paper: Cerebral palsy : A reflection on oral motor approaches to the management of feeding
    Description: Organised by SELLE under the auspices of the Hellenic Stroke Organization; Hellenic Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology , Hepatology and Nutrition and ESSD.
  3. 7th UK Swallowing Research Group Conference. (Conference) London, United Kingdom (2018).
    Paper: Poster Presentation: A survey of UK Special School Speech & Language Therapists (SLT) and school staff regarding the use of mealtime mats to provide eating and drinking guidelines.
    Author: Morgan, S.
    Co-authors: Drury, C.; Thomas, C.; Harding, C.
  4. UK Swallowing Research Group 2018. (Conference) London, UK (2018). Organising Committee.
    Paper: A survey of UK Special School Speech & Language Therapists (SLT) and school staff regarding the use of mealtime mats to provide eating and drinking guidelines (poster)
    Author: Morgan, S.
    Co-authors: Drury, C., Thomas, M., Harding, C.
  5. NENC Neurodevelopmental Network Meeting. (Conference) Homerton University Hospital (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Identification of feeding and communication difficulties within the preterm population
    Co-authors: Crossley, SL
  6. Determining Oral Readiness in Preterm Infants: Preliminary Results
    (Harding; Mynard; Cane; Wyles; Hills; Levin).
    Milan (2016).
    Description: ESSD Conference 2016
  7. Non-nutritive sucking: is it effective? Kingsway Hall Hotel, London WC2B 5BX (2015).
    Description: Invited speaker at the APCP, OT and SLT Neonatal Group Joint Study Day - Research to Practice.
  8. Rehabilitating dysphagia in children: Current evidence and directions for research. Walshe M., Harding C. Brussels (2014).
    Description: Presentation
  9. Parental and professional perceptions of the role of videofluoroscopy in the management of children with neurodisability and feeding disabilities . Cockerill H; Harding C; Craig G. European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) Annual Conference 2013 (2013).
    Description: Poster presentation
  10. Current issues in paediatric dysphagia – invited seminar presenter. Trinity College, Dublin (2013).
  11. Position Statement: Paediatric Dysphagia. Fichaux-Bourin P; Harding C; Walshe M; Woisard V. Malmo, Sweden (2013).
    Description: ESSD Conference. Dysphagia Diagnosis and Treatment: A multi-disciplinary Challenge. 3rd Congress
  12. A randomised controlled study to determine the effectiveness of non-nutritive sucking as a tool for enabling effective transition to full oral feeding. City University London (2013).
    Description: Annual Doctoral Conference
  13. Dysphagia, aetiology, causes and concerns. London (2011).
    Description: Dysphagia in the elderly and adults with intellectual disabilities Primary Care Focus Group
  14. Dysphagia management for children: Is it effective? A reflection of current practice. Leiden (2011).
    Description: European Society of Swallowing Disorders (formerly the EGDG)
  15. A Survey into current practice and provision provided by Speech and Language Therapists in the South-East of England. Sorrento, Italy (2011).
    Description: 44th Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN (Presented by Hannah Leniston).
  16. Behavioural Feeding Difficulties in Children: A Survey into current practice and provision provided by Speech and Language Therapists in the South-East of England (Presentation and poster) Leniston H; Feint G, Cockerill H & Harding C. Sorrento, Italy (2011).
    Description: 44th Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN
  17. Developing more speech and language therapy student dysphagia experiences and placements in partnership with practising clinicians. Prato, Tuscany (2011).
    Description: 4th International Clinical Skills Conference
  18. Developing more Speech and language therapy student dysphagia experiences and placements in partnership with practicing clinicians. City University London (2010).
    Description: Clinical Education Conference
  19. Developing more Speech and language therapy student dysphagia experiences and placements in partnership with practicing clinicians. City University, London (2010).
    Description: Teaching and Learning Conference.
  20. Implementing AAC with children with PMLD: A study in rationale underpinning intervention. Barcelona (2010).
    Description: ISAAC Conference
  21. A pilot project to evaluate an intensive desensitisation, oral tolerance therapy and hunger provocation programme for children who have had prolonged tube feeds. UCL/Institute of Child Health, London (2010).
    Description: Conference on Feeding and Eating in Infancy and Early Childhood
  22. Providing Dysphagia Training for Carers of Children who have profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. Institute of Child Health, London (2010).
    Description: UK SRG Conference
  23. A pilot project to evaluate an intensive desensitisation, oral tolerance therapy and hunger provocation programme for children who have had prolonged tube feeds. Institutue of Child Health, London (2010).
    Description: UK Swallow Reserach Group
  24. Using service users with learning disabilities to train speech and language therapy students. The London SoTL 7th International Conference (2008).
  25. The use of non-nutritive sucking to promote functional sucking skills in premature infants: an exploratory trial. Manchester Conference Centre (2008).
    Description: UK Swallow Research Group
  26. Using carers of people with disabilities to teach students. HEA Conference, Harrogate (2007).
  27. Peer learning skills for those with learning disabilities through teaching students. NZ-Speech-Language therapists’ Association Biennial Conference, Christchurch, NZ (2006).
  28. Non-nutritive sucking. NZ-Speech-Language therapists’ Association Biennial Conference (2006).

Keynote lectures/speeches (3)

  1. Tube Weaning in Children. Milan (2016). ESSD Conference 2016
  2. Premature infant feeding : Approaches in management, challenges and potential future directions. ESSD (2017). Webinar on premature infant feeding with Dr. Lenie van den Engel-Hoek & Sandra de Groot, , Department of Rehabilitation
    Amalia’s children’s Hospital , Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  3. Dysphagia management for children: Is it effective? A reflection of current practice. Leiden, Holland (2012). European Society of Swallowing Disorders (formerly the EGDG

Other

  1. Advisor on Complex Learning Disabilities )paediatrics) and Paediatric Dysphagia for the RCSLT.