Ms Carol Fairfield
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Director of Clinical Studies; Admissions tutor for BSc and MSc Speech and Language Therapy Programmes
Areas of Interest
Voice; acquired swallowing disorders in adults; adults with acquired neurological communication disorders.
I am part of a team at the University of Reading on the project 'Multidisciplinary approach to develop a prototype for the prevention of malnutrition in older people: products, people, places and procedures'. I was awarded a grant from the government's Training and Development Agency for Schools for the project 'Voice problems as a special need in trainee teachers'.
I have a specific interest in voice problems in teachers and swallowing difficulties in older adults I qualified as a speech and language therapist at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Since qualifying, I have been in clinical practice, specialising in adults with acquired neurological speech and swallowing disorders and acquired Voice disorders. I was head of adult services in a local district until September 2001.
Research groups / Centres
- Payne, C., Methven, L., Fairfield, C., Gosney, M. and Bell, A. E. (2012) Variability of starch-based thickened drinks for patients with dysphagia in the hospital setting. Journal of Texture Studies, 43 (2). pp. 95-105. ISSN 0022-4901 doi: 10.1111/j.1745-4603.2011.00319.x
- Payne, C., Bell, A., Methven, L. and Fairfield, C. A. (2011) Consistently inconsistent: commercially available starch-based Dysphagia products. Dysphagia, 26 (1). pp. 27-33. ISSN 0179-051X doi: 10.1007/s00455-009-9263-7
- Fairfield, C. A., Kempe, A. J. and Richards, B. J. (2008) Reported voice difficulties and vocal symptoms in trainee PGCE secondary teachers. In: Choice for Voice Conference, 10-12 July, London.
- Fairfield, C. and Richards, B. (2007) Reported voice difficulties in student teachers: a questionnaire survey. British Journal of Educational Studies, 55 (4). pp. 409-425. ISSN 0007-1005 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8527.2007.00387.x
Clinical practice, Language Pathology, dysphagia; Voice disorders
BSc, Speech and Psychology, Newcastle upon Tyne; MA, Linguistic Research, Reading