Jodi Allen

Jodi Allen

Dr. Jodi Allen

Jodi is a NIHR/HEE funded clinical doctoral research fellow at University College London and Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Her clinical and research expertise lie in the assessment and management of swallowing (dysphagia) and motor speech disorders in adults living with neurological and neuromuscular disease.

Jodi’s PhD is focused on understanding the profile of dysphagia in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1, including use of quantitative muscle ultrasound to assess the size and structure of muscles involved in swallowing.

Jodi has a special interest in the use of ultrasound as a tool to support the assessment and management of speech, voice and swallowing across a variety of client groups. She chairs the International Ultrasound SLT Working Group and has recently led on the publication of four peer-reviewed publications which explore the utility of ultrasound in this area.

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