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Sally Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy

School of Health Sciences, Division of Language and Communication Science

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M101, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

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

About

Overview

Background

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.

Qualifications

  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

Employment

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

Fellowships

  1. Advance HE, 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

Research

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

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 students

Attendance: Jun 2019 – Jun 2020, full-time

Thesis title: School Dinner hall environments

Role: 1st Supervisor

MSc in Advanced Practice SLT student

Attendance: Feb 2019 – Feb 2020, full-time

Thesis title: School dinner hall environments

Role: 1st Supervisor

MSc Advanced Practice Student

Attendance: Feb 2019 – Feb 2020, full-time

Thesis title: SLT paediatric tracheostomy management

Role: 1st Supervisor

Publications

Conference papers and proceedings (2)

  1. Morgan, S. (2018). Introducing the ReSNetSLT Action Group - poster. RCSLT Research Champions Day 5 June, London.
  2. 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.

Journal articles (7)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Charpentier, A., Morgan, S. and Harding, C. (2018). 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. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1499048.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. (2014). Poster Sessions. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56, pp. 30–57. doi:10.1111/dmcn.12485.

Posters (4)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Education

MSc Advanced Practise Speech Language Comm.

Teaching
HCM007 & HCM023 Dysphagia modules

MSc Speech & Language Therapy

Module Lead - SLM205 Professional Studies

Teaching
SLM104 AAC
SLM105 Dysphagia
SLM204 - Learning disability
SLM205 Professional Studies - clinical tutor

BSc Speech & Language Therapy

Teaching
SL1015 Professional Studies
SL2015 -dysphagia
SL3014 - learning disability

Other Activities

Editorial activity (4)

  1. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Reviewer for, May 2019 – present.
  2. Autism and Developmental Language Impairment, Reviewer for, 2018 – present.
  3. Research in Developmental Disabilities, Reviewer for, 2017 – present.
  4. Journal of Enabling Technologies,, Reviewer for, 2016 – present.

Events/conferences (4)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. UK Swallowing Research Group 2016. London (2016). Organising Committee. Invited speaker.
    Description: Joint lead of Ethics workshop
  4. 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.
    http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/makaton-foundation-workshop