Academic Supervision


1993-2000       Triona Sweeney.  The relationship of perceptual measures of nasality  and nasal airflow to objective measures.University of Dublin. Second supervisor 1993 – 1997; primary supervisor 1998-2000.

1998–2003      Anthea Masarei. An investigation of the effects of pre-surgical orthodontics (baby palates) on feeding and speech outcomes in children with cleft lip and palate. University of London. Primary supervisor.

2006-               Valerie Pereira. The effect of maxillary advancement on Speech, Nasality and Velopharyngeal Function University of London. Primary supervisor.

MSc Theses

1996                Jennifer Nayak. Speech in Sri Lankan unilateral cleft lip and palate patients, aged 10-13 years. UCL.

1999                Louise Birkett. Speech and nasometric outcome in Sri Lankan cleft lip and palate patients.  UCL.

1999                Alyson Williams. MSc in Epidemiology. Risk factors for hypernasal speech in children born with unilateral cleft lip and palate in the.United Kingdom.

2008-9             Jennie Smith. Testing speech methodologies in cleft palate assessment: towards international consensus. (City University).

Research Fellows

1993-1998       Tremayne Cornish. Joint supervision within the Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate Project.

1998- 2007      Mary Wickenden. With International Child Health, Institute of Child Health. The development of a speech and language therapy training programme in Sri Lanka.

2003-               Invited by the CARE Levy Board to lead a project for postgraduate SLTs on Listener Reliability, with supervision of Research Fellow, Alex John.

2005, 2006, 2009   Roll-out of national training programme of the speech audit tool, with supervision of Research Fellow, Alex John.

Undergraduate Theses

1987                Susan Koziel. The long term effect of chronic tracheostomy on the language development of three pre-school children Central School of Speech and Drama. BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy.

1988                Lesley Cavalli. Laryngographic measurement of three voice parameters: Lx, Fx and Fx range or normal 8 year old English monolingual male speakers. BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy.National Hospitals College of Speech Sciences.

1995                Helen Vaughan. Submucous cleft palate: speech outcome in relation to surgical management. BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy. De Montfort University.

1998                Sally Card.  An investigation into the language skills of children with velo-cardio-facial syndrome. UCL. BSc (Hons).

1999                Nicky Lucas.  An investigation into the knowledge base of Sri Lankan teachers regarding communication disorders. UCL. BSc (Hons).

2001                Helen Cobden. An investigation of nasometry in normal speaking children according to age and gender. UCL. BSc (Hons).

2001                Juliette Clarke. A comparative study of different speech samples using nasometry in normal speaking children. UCL. BSc (Hons).

2003                Janani Bodinhayake. The effects of presurgical orthopaedics on early speech developments in infants with cleft lip and/or palate. UCL. Intercalated BSc. Medical Sciences.

2004                Lucy Smith.  A comparative study of the speech outcomes of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate treated with or without presurgical orthopaedics in infancy. With Marie Pinkstone. UCL. BSc (Hons).

2006                Sarah Langthorne The impact on speech outcomes and velopharyngeal function of very delayed hard palate closure in Hindi speaking children.  UCL. BSc (Hons).

2008-9             Heather King. An investigation of palatal lifts in the management of speech disorders. City University.

Research Assistants

1991-1993       Susan Sherriff – joint supervision within the Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate Project.

1996-1997       Sue Mildinhall and Terrie Murphy.  Cleft Lip and Palate Care in the UK- Speech Aspects. CSAG Project. Institute of Child Health.