Lucy Swain
BSc. (Hons) Speech & Language Pathology
MSc  Personalised Nutrition and DipNT 


Lucy gained her degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Manchester University in 1990.


She began work for the NHS in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where she continued working for 22 years, seeing both adults and children with a variety of speech and language difficulties.


Lucy has always had an interest in voice disorders, and as a result completed an internship with the ENT Department at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 1994. This training provided the foundation through which she developed her specialist role in voice disorders.


She began work as an independent practitioner in 2013 and bases her outpatient work at the Hull & East Riding Spire Hospital whilst offering training in the workplace for professional voice users. She has also lectured in voice pathology at Leeds Metropolitan University.


Lucy completed a Masters Degree in Personalised Nutrition with Middlesex University in 2017, after having graduated with Distinction from the UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH), and she now practices as a Registered Nutritional Therapy and Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in addition to her Speech & Language Therapy work. She has a particular interest in the role of acid reflux in the development of voice disorders and how this can be  effectively managed through diet and lifestyle modification.


Lucy maintains her registration with HCPC, the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, as well as being a member of the British Laryngological Association. She promotes the use of lifestyle medicine within her practice as a member of both the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine and the Public Health Collaboration

Lucy has postgraduate training and experience in the following areas:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD

  • Laryngeal Manual Therapy

  • Myofascial Release therapy for Voice, Swallowing and Reflux

  • International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework

  • Iqoro® device for the management of speech and swallowing disorders