ABOUT

Lucy has over 30 years of experience as a Speech & Language Therapist. After gaining her degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Manchester University in 1990, she began working 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 at the Hull & East Riding Spire Hospital and lectured in Voice Pathology at Leeds Beckett University until 2015. 

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) in 2014. In 2020 she completed a Diploma with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and she now practices as a Specialist in Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine  in addition to her Speech & Language Therapy role. 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 certified member of the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine.

Lucy's Ethos

Establishing a trusted therapeutic partnership through which to deliver professional, evidence-based and personalised care.

Postgraduate Training & Experience (SLT):

  • 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

Teaching Roles

Lucy's teaching roles have included lecturing in Voice Pathology at Leeds Beckett University and Academic Tutor for the UK College of Nutrition and Health in London.

Publications

Swain, LK. Narrative review of the role of inflammation in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Can food allergies play a part? Lifestyle Med. 2021;e35. https://doi.org/10.1002/lim2.35

Memberships and Registrations