SALLYANNE DUNCAN

Sallyanne Duncan

Ms. Sallyanne Duncan is a lead speech and language therapist in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust with 20 years clinical experience working with adults presenting with swallowing and communication impairments across a variety of acute medical, post-surgical, respiratory and critical care settings.  Her PhD focused on developing a dysphagia intervention and core outcome set to inform a feasibility trial for intensive care patients presenting with dysphagia following prolonged intubation.  A systematic review of interventions for oropharyngeal dysphagia in acute and critical care was completed to inform intervention development and published in Intensive Care Medicine.  An international core outcome set for dysphagia intervention trials in critical care was developed and findings will be presented at ICS SOA 2022.  She has recently secured additional research funding post-PhD to test an early preventative dysphagia intervention with general medical and surgical intensive care patients in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust between 2022-2025.