- Sally Morgan
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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 was a committee member of the UK Swallowing Research Group (UKSRG) for six years until February 2020, and continues to curate their Twitter handle. She is a Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) Research Champion and a working party member of the Research Support Network, @ReSNetSLT.
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 which will be updated soon to the new course.
- PGCert in Academic Practice, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Jun 2016
- MSc Psychology and Health, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Aug 2013
- BMedSci (Hons) Speech Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Jul 1995
- Makaton Regional Tutor, The Makaton Charity, United Kingdom, 2004
- RCSLT registered Post basic/intermediate Paediatric Dysphagia, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
- Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy, City, University London, Oct 2014 – Jul 2019
- Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist / Therapy & Nursing Lead - Special Schools, Whittington Hospital, 2011 – 2014
- Barts Charity N/AHP Clinical Doctoral Fellowship, Barts Charity, Oct 2020 – Sep 2025
- Advance HE, Jun 2016 – present
Memberships of professional organisations
- British Academy of Childhood Disability, Mar 2017 – present
- Member, UK Swallowing Research Group (UKSRG), Feb 2014 – present
- Health and Care Professions Council, Oct 2013 – Sep 2019
- Council for Allied Health Professions Research, Jan 2013 – present
- Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, Aug 1995 – Mar 2021
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.
She enrolled as a doctoral research student in October 2020 after being awarded a Barts Charity N/AHP Clinical Doctoral Fellowship. The research project aims to develop a toolkit to improve the Safety, Efficiency and Enjoyment of Mealtimes of children with neurodevelopmental dysphagia for Speech & Language Therapists and family carers to use together (not as simple as it may SEEM).
MSc in Advanced Practice SLT student
Attendance: Sep 2019 – Sep 2021, full-time
Thesis title: Understanding Dysphagia Care in Pakistan: A Survey of Current Speech Language Therapy Practice
Role: 2nd Supervisor
MSc SLT students
Attendance: Jul 2019 – Jun 2020, full-time
Thesis title: Do Local Offers include AAC and dysphagia information - a directed content anlysis?
Role: 1st Supervisor
BSc & MSc students
Attendance: Jun 2019 – Jun 2021, full-time
Thesis title: School Dinner hall environments
Role: 1st Supervisor
MSc Advanced SLT Practice Student
Attendance: Feb 2019 – Feb 2020, full-time
Thesis title: SLT paediatric tracheostomy management
Role: 1st Supervisor
MSc in Advanced Practice student
Attendance: Feb 2019 – Feb 2020
Thesis title: School dinner hall environments
Role: 1st Supervisor
- Charpentier, A., Morgan, S. and Harding, C. (2020). A service evaluation of parent adherence with dysphagia management therapy guidelines: Reports from family carers supporting children with complex needs in Greece. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(3), pp. 426–433. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1499048.
- Bharal, M., Morgan, S., Husain, T., Hilari, K., Morawiec, C., Harrison, K. … Culkin, A. (2019). Volume based feeding versus rate based feeding in the critically ill: A UK study. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, 20(4), pp. 299–308. doi:10.1177/1751143719847321.
- Breaks, A., Smith, C., Bloch, S. and Morgan, S. (2018). Blended diets for gastrostomy fed children and young people: a scoping review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31(5), pp. 634–646. doi:10.1111/jhn.12563.
- Morgan, S. and Dipper, L. (2018). Is the Communication Pyramid a useful Model of Language Development? Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Bulletin, (https://www.rcslt.org/docs/bulletin/2018/may_2018), pp. 26–28.
- 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.
- 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.
- Morgan, S., Hurt, C. and Craig, G. (2014). Parental decision making and gastrostomy: Professional’s awareness of conflict and strategies for support.
Poster Sessions. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56, pp. 30–57. doi:10.1111/dmcn.12485.
- Cannon, R. and Morgan, S. A Service Evaluation of the use of Mealtime Advice Mats within an Adult Learning Disability Service. UK Swallowing Research Group 2020, 2020.
- Morgan, S., Paton, V. and Harding, C. Participation in the school dinner hall environment: A qualitative observational study of a UK mainstream primary school. European Academy of Childhood Disability, 2019.
- 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, 2018.
- Roddam, H., Morgan, S. and Hilton, A. #ReSNetSLT – the impact of a twitter journal club to promote increased implementation of research in practice by Speech and language Therapists. 1st UK Implementation Science Research Conference, London, UK., 2018.
- 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
MSc Speech & Language Therapy
Module Lead - SLM205 Professional Studies
SLM204 - Learning disability
SLM205 Professional Studies - clinical tutor
BSc Speech & Language Therapy
SL1015 Professional Studies
SL1014 - AAC
SL2015 - Dysphagia
SL3014 - Learning disability
- Disability & Rehabilitation, Reviewer, Oct 2020 – present.
- Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Reviewer, May 2019 – present.
- Autism and Developmental Language Impairment, Reviewer, 2018 – present.
- Research in Developmental Disabilities, Reviewer, 2017 – present.
- Journal of Enabling Technologies, Reviewer, 2016 – present.
- UK Swallowing Research Group 2020. (Conference) Institute of Child Health, London (2020). Organising Committee and Session/Day Chair.
Paper: A Service Evaluation of the use of Mealtime Advice Mats with an Adult Learning Disability Service
Author: Cannon, R.
Co-authors: Morgan, S.
- UK Swallowing Research Group 2020. (Workshop) Institute of Child Health, London. (2020). Session/Day Chair and Organising Committee. Invited speaker.
Paper: How can social media help you in your research journey?
Author: Morgan, S.
Co-authors: Roddam, H.
- 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.
- UK Swallowing Research Group 2018. (Conference) London, UK (2018). Organising Committee. Invited speaker.
Paper: A survey investigating the opinions and experiences of the multidisciplinary team regarding reactive nasogastric tube feeding in the community for patients with head and neck cancer. (Free paper)
Author: Elliott, D.
Co-authors: Fitzpatrick, E, Morgan S.
- UK Swallowing Research Group 2016. London (2016). Organising Committee. Invited speaker.
Description: Joint lead of Ethics workshop
- Parental decision making and gastrostomy: professionals' awareness of conflict and strategies for support. Poster presentation. European Academy of Childhood Disability. Vienna (2014).