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Dr Dominika Lisiecka

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Dominika graduated with a MSc in Speech & Language Therapy and a MSc in Pedagogy from Academy of Special Education in Warsaw, Poland. Dominika has been working clinically in Ireland as a Speech & Language Therapist for over 15 years and her clinical experience includes both acute, disability, and community services. Dominika’s PhD investigated the experience of dysphagia in Motor Neurone Disease and was awarded Health Research Board fellowship in 2015 (research funding has amounted to €162,506). Dominika joined School of Allied Health in University of Limerick in 2017 (part-time). Her recent projects included a qualitative meta-synthesis of the experience of non-oral feeding and a systematic review of international stroke clinical practice guidelines recommendations regarding the treatment of thickened liquids for dysphagia. Research projects planned for 2019 are dysphagia in Lyme disease and Klippel-Feil Syndrome, and feeding disorders in autism.


  • Lisiecka, D (2018) Living with motor neurone disease (MND) and dysphagia - the personal experiences of people with MND and their caregivers (PhD thesis).
  • Lisiecka, D, Kelly, H, Jackson, J (2017) What people living with ALS think about dysphagia? An interpretative phenomenological analysis of patients' and caregivers' experiences, 6th ESSD Congress Milan 2016 Abstract Book, Dysphagia 32 (126): 172.
  • Lisiecka, D (2014) How to eat when I can't swallow? The Boolean: Snapshots of Doctoral Research at University College Cork, pp 62-65.