- 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 is a committee member of the UK Swallowing Research Group (UKSRG) and a RCSLT Research Champion.
- MSc Psychology and Health, City University London, United Kingdom, Sep 2012 – Aug 2013
- BMedSci (Hons) Speech Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Sep 1991 – Jul 1995
- PGCert in Academic Practice, City University London, London, United Kingdom
- Makaton Regional Tutor, The Makaton Charity, United Kingdom, 2004 – 2017
- RCSLT registered Post basic/intermediate Paediatric Dysphagia, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
- Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist / Therapy & Nursing Lead - Special Schools, Whittington Hospital, 2011 – 2014
- Advance HE, Jun 2016 – present
Memberships of professional organisations
- British Academy of Childhood Disability, Mar 2017 – present
- UK Swallowing Research Group, Feb 2014 – present
- Health and Care Professions Council, Oct 2013 – Sep 2019
- Council for Allied Health Professions Research, Jan 2013 – present
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.
Thesis title: Quality of movement in children with Cerebral Palsy following dorsal rhizotomy surgery
Thesis title: Qualitative study of mainstream school dinner hall environments
MSc SLT conversion students
Thesis title: Multidisciplinary learning on pre-registration SLT course & experiences of MDT working as a newly qualified therapist
Role: 1st Supervisor
- Elliott, D., Fitzpatrick, E. and Morgan, S. (2018). 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. UK Swallowing Research Group 2018 1-2 February, London, UK.
- 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.
- 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. doi:10.1111/jhn.12563.
- 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.
- Charpentier, A., Morgan, S. and Harding, C. 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.
- 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.
- 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 - SLM107 Professional Studies
SLM107 Professional Studies - clinical tutor
SLM204 - learning disability
SLM205 Professional Studies - clinical tutor
BSc Speech & Language Therapy
SL1015 Professional Studies
dysphagia SL3003 Language, cognition and communication disabilities - learning disability
- Research in Developmental Disabilities, Reviewer for, 2017 – present.
- Journal of Enabling Technologies,
Research in Developmental Disabilities, Reviewer for, 2016 – present.
- 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).
- UKSRG committee member
Submits to 'In the journals' for RCSLT Bulletin
- 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.