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Sally Morgan

Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy

School of Health Sciences, Division of Language & Communication Science

Contact Information


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G101, Gloucester Building


Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom




Sally is a Speech and Language Therapist with expertise of working with children and young people with complex special educational and healthcare needs. She joined the School of Health Sciences in 2014 as a Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy. She completed her PGCert in Academic Practice in 2015 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sally has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in London for 19 years. She specialises in working with children with complex needs across the age range. Her work has included support regarding eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia), alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), Autism and a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is a registered Makaton regional tutor.

Sally is a committee member of the UK Swallowing Research Group (UKSRG) and a RCSLT Research Champion..


  1. MSc Psychology and Health, City University London, United Kingdom, Sep 2012 – Aug 2013
  2. BMedSci (Hons) Speech Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Sep 1991 – Jul 1995
  3. PGCert in Academic Practice, City University London, London, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Training

  1. Makaton Regional Tutor, The Makaton Charity, United Kingdom, 2004 – 2017
  2. RCSLT registered Post basic/intermediate Paediatric Dysphagia, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Jan 2003 – Jan 2004


  1. Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist / Therapy & Nursing Lead - Special Schools, Whittington Hospital, 2011 – 2014


  1. Higher Education Academy, Jun 2016 – present

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. British Academy of Childhood Disability, Mar 2017 – present
  2. UK Swallowing Research Group, Feb 2014 – present
  3. Health and Care Professions Council, Oct 2013 – Sep 2019
  4. Council for Allied Health Professions Research, Jan 2013 – present
  5. Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, Aug 1995 – Mar 2015


Research areas

Sally has carried out research into healthcare professionals views on supporting families to decide about gastrostomy tube feeding.

She supervises a range of student research projects, often cross-disciplinary, including dietetics and physiotherapy.

Research Students

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
MSc SLT conversion students
Thesis Title
Evaluation of Mealtime Advice Mats in Special Schools & Adult Learning Disability Services
1st Supervisor


Journal Articles (2)

  1. 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.
  2. Morgan, S., Luxon, E., Soomro, A. and Harding, C. Mealtime Advice Mat use in special schools for children with learning disabilities. Learning Disability in Practice .


  1. Morgan, S., Hurt, C. and Craig, G. Parental decision making and gastrostomy: Professional’s awareness of conflict and strategies for support. European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference 2014, 2015.


MSc Advanced Practise Speech Language Comm.

HCM007 & HCM023 Dysphagia modules

PG Dip/MSc Speech & Language Therapy

Module Lead - SLM107 Professional Studies

SLM105 Dysphagia
SLM107 Professional Studies - clinical tutor
SLM009 Language, cognition and communication disabilities - learning disability
SLM010 Professional Studies - clinical tutor

BSc Speech & Language Therapy

SL1015 Professional Studies
SL2005 Speech Communication and Swallowing Disabilities - dysphagia SL3003 Language, cognition and communication disabilities - learning disability

Other Activities

Editorial Activity

  1. Journal of Enabling Technologies,
    Research in Developmental Disabilities
    , Reviewer for, 2016 – present.

Events/Conferences (2)

  1. UKSRG 2016 Conference. London (2016).
    Description: Joint lead of Ethics workshop
  2. Parental decision making and gastrostomy: professionals' awareness of conflict and strategies for support. Poster presentation. European Academy of Childhood Disability. Vienna (2014).

Other (2)

  1. UKSRG committee member
    Submits to 'In the journals' for RCSLT Bulletin
  2. Sally is the co-lead for City Health within the Division of Language and Communication Science. She offers the Makaton Foundation Workshop through City Health, a signing and symbol system for people with communication difficulties.