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Prof. Alison Perry

Biography

Professor Alison Perry retired from UL on 31st December 2018. Professor Perry came to UL from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, in January 2012 to be the first Head of Department of Clinical Therapies (now School of Allied Health) and then became the Faculty's Executive Dean from September 2014. Prior to these appointments she was the Head of Department of Speech & Language Therapy at Charing Cross Hospital London, where she undertook leading edge clinical research in rehabilitation (voice, speech and swallowing) of adults with Head & Neck cancer.

Teaching Interests



TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES



Past Teaching

























Date(s)


Descriptionof Role: Recent past


2010-2011


SubjectCo-ordinator for HLT2IEP (Introducing Evidence into Practice)


2002-2011


SubjectExaminer, HCS32RDC (Research Design in Communication Studies)


2002-2011


SubjectExaminer, HCS40HDP (Honours Degree Project)


2001-2011


‘Signpost'lectures to Masters students across all three modules of MSpPath


1996-2009


Lecturer, HCS22DVL (Voice and laryngectomy modules)


2005-2009


PBLTutor, HCS1NCS – Tutorials to Year 1; problem-based learning cases


Publications

Book Chapters

2012

Management of the Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer
Perry A & Maclean J
(2012) Management of the Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer
In Rehabilitation after treatment for recurrence of head and neck cancer(s); Thieme : Thieme

1996

Surgical voice restoration: 15 years of experience
McEwan, John,Perry, Alison,Frosh, Adam C.,Cheesman, A. D.,McIvor, J.,Djazaeri, B.
(1996) Surgical voice restoration: 15 years of experience
In International Congress Series; Surgery and prosthetic voice restoration after total and subtotal laryngectomy; pp. 291-295

1996

Laryngectomy therapy: Premises, principles and procedures
Perry, Alison
(1996) Laryngectomy therapy: Premises, principles and procedures
In International Congress Series; Surgery and prosthetic voice restoration after total and subtotal laryngectomy; pp. 299-302

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Engaging multiple stakeholders to improve speech and language therapy services in schools: An appreciative inquiry-based study
Gallagher A.;Murphy C.;Conway P.;Perry A.
(2019) Engaging multiple stakeholders to improve speech and language therapy services in schools: An appreciative inquiry-based study
In Bmc Health Services Research;
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4051-z

2016

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers (review)
Perry, A., Lee, SH, Cotton, S., Kennedy, C
(2016) Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers (review)
In Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online); UK :
DOI: 10.1002/14651858
[ULIR]

2016

A Study of Healthy Adults' Oro-lingual Effort During Swallowing Using OroPress, A New Portable Wireless Measurement Tool
Manning, M,Casey, V,Conway, R,Saunders, J,Perry, A
(2016) A Study of Healthy Adults' Oro-lingual Effort During Swallowing Using OroPress, A New Portable Wireless Measurement Tool
In Dysphagia; pp. 442-451
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-016-9697-7

2016

Pre-operative counselling for laryngectomy patients: a systematic review of the published literature
Fitzgerald, E and Perry, A.
(2016) Pre-operative counselling for laryngectomy patients: a systematic review of the published literature
In Journal Of Laryngology & Otology; Cambridge : pp. 15-20
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215115002984

2015

OroPress a new wireless tool for measuring oro-lingual pressures: a pilot study in healthy adults
McCormack, J,Casey, V,Conway, R,Saunders, J,Perry, A
(2015) OroPress a new wireless tool for measuring oro-lingual pressures: a pilot study in healthy adults
In Journal Of Neuroengineering And Rehabilitation;
DOI: 10.1186/s12984-015-0024-6
[ULIR]

2015

Long-term swallowing after chemoradiotherapy: A prospective study of functional and patient-reported changes over time.
Frowen, J., Drosdowsky, A., Perry, A and Corry,J.
(2015) Long-term swallowing after chemoradiotherapy: A prospective study of functional and patient-reported changes over time.
In Head And Neck-Journal For The Sciences And Specialties Of The Head And Neck;
DOI: 10.1002/hed.23991

2015

Quality of life after total laryngectomy: functioning, psychological well-being and self-efficacy
Perry, A,Casey, E,Cotton, S
(2015) Quality of life after total laryngectomy: functioning, psychological well-being and self-efficacy
In International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders; pp. 467-475
DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12148

2014

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers (protocol)
Perry, A., Cotton, S and Kennedy, C
(2014) Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers (protocol)
In Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online); John Wiley & Sons, Lts, UK :
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011112

2013

Alternating & Sequential Motion Rates in older adults,
Pierce, JE, Cotton, SM, Perry A
(2013) Alternating & Sequential Motion Rates in older adults,
In International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders; UK : Wiley Blackwell pp. 257-264
DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12001

2012

Regarding 'McCurtin, A. and Roddam, H., 2012, Evidence-based practice: SLTs under siege or opportunity for growth? The use and nature of research evidence in the profession
Erickson, Shane,Perry, Alison
(2012) Regarding 'McCurtin, A. and Roddam, H., 2012, Evidence-based practice: SLTs under siege or opportunity for growth? The use and nature of research evidence in the profession
In International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders; pp. 348-350
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00107.x

2011

Impact of a Laryngectomy and Surgical Closure Technique on Swallow Biomechanics and Dysphagia Severity
Maclean, Julia,Szczesniak, Michal,Cotton, Susan,Cook, Ian,Perry, Alison
(2011) Impact of a Laryngectomy and Surgical Closure Technique on Swallow Biomechanics and Dysphagia Severity
In Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery; pp. 21-28
DOI: 10.1177/0194599810390906

2010

IMPACT OF DEMOGRAPHICS, TUMOR CHARACTERISTICS, AND TREATMENT FACTORS ON SWALLOWING AFTER (CHEMO)RADIOTHERAPY FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER
Frowen, Jacqui,Cotton, Susan,Corry, June,Perry, Alison
(2010) IMPACT OF DEMOGRAPHICS, TUMOR CHARACTERISTICS, AND TREATMENT FACTORS ON SWALLOWING AFTER (CHEMO)RADIOTHERAPY FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER
In Head And Neck-Journal For The Sciences And Specialties Of The Head And Neck; pp. 513-528
DOI: 10.1002/hed.21218

2009

Dysphagia Following a Total Laryngectomy: The Effect on Quality of Life, Functioning, and Psychological Well-Being
Maclean, Julia,Cotton, Susan,Perry, Alison
(2009) Dysphagia Following a Total Laryngectomy: The Effect on Quality of Life, Functioning, and Psychological Well-Being
In Dysphagia; pp. 314-321
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-009-9209-0

2009

Videomanometric Evaluation of Dysphagia Following Total Laryngectomy
Maclean, Julia, Szczesniak, Michael M.,Cook, Ian J.,Perry, Alison,Cotton, Sue
(2009) Videomanometric Evaluation of Dysphagia Following Total Laryngectomy
In Gastroenterology;

2009

Post-Laryngectomy: It's Hard to Swallow
Maclean, Julia,Cotton, Susan,Perry, Alison
(2009) Post-Laryngectomy: It's Hard to Swallow
In Dysphagia; pp. 172-179
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-008-9189-5

2009

A Comparison of the Reliability and Stability of Oro-lingual Swallowing Pressures in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer and Healthy Adults
White, Ruth,Cotton, Susan M.,Hind, Jackie,Robbins, JoAnne,Perry, Alison
(2009) A Comparison of the Reliability and Stability of Oro-lingual Swallowing Pressures in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer and Healthy Adults
In Dysphagia; pp. 137-144
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-008-9181-0

2008

The Stability, Reliability, and Validity of Videofluoroscopy Measures for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Frowen, Jacqui J.,Cotton, Susan M.,Perry, Alison R.
(2008) The Stability, Reliability, and Validity of Videofluoroscopy Measures for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
In Dysphagia; pp. 348-363
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-008-9148-1

2008

Voice outcomes after radiotherapy treatment for early glottic cancer: Assessment using multidimensional tools
Bibby, Jessica R. L.,Cotton, Susan M.,Perry, Alison,Corry, June F.
(2008) Voice outcomes after radiotherapy treatment for early glottic cancer: Assessment using multidimensional tools
In Head and Neck-Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck; pp. 600-610
DOI: 10.1002/hed.20750

2006

Swallowing outcomes after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: A systematic review
Frowen, Jacqui J.,Perry, Alison R.
(2006) Swallowing outcomes after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: A systematic review
In Head and Neck-Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck; pp. 932-944
DOI: 10.1002/hed.20438

2006

Comparison of two methods for measuring tongue pressure during swallowing in people with head and neck cancer
Ball, S.,Idel, O.,Cotton, S. M.,Perry, A.
(2006) Comparison of two methods for measuring tongue pressure during swallowing in people with head and neck cancer
In Dysphagia; pp. 28-37
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-005-9008-1

2006

Outcomes of physical therapy, speech pathology, and occupational therapy for people with motor neuron disease: A systematic review
Morris, Meg E.,Perry, Alison,Bilney, Belinda,Curran, Andrea,Dodd, Karen,Wittwer, Joanne E.,Dalton, Gregory W.
(2006) Outcomes of physical therapy, speech pathology, and occupational therapy for people with motor neuron disease: A systematic review
In Neurorehabilitation And Neural Repair; pp. 424-434
DOI: 10.1177/1545968305285092

2005

Outcome measurement in dysphagia: not so hard to swallow
Skeat, Jemimah,Perry, Alison
(2005) Outcome measurement in dysphagia: not so hard to swallow
In Dysphagia; pp. 390-9

2005

Outcome measurement in dysphagia: Not so hard to swallow
Skeat, J.,Perry, A.
(2005) Outcome measurement in dysphagia: Not so hard to swallow
In Dysphagia; pp. 113-122
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-004-0028-z

2005

Outcome measurement in dysphagia: Not so hard to swallow (vol 20, pg 89, 2005)
Skeat, J.,Perry, A.
(2005) Outcome measurement in dysphagia: Not so hard to swallow (vol 20, pg 89, 2005)
In Dysphagia; pp. 389-399
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-005-0046-5

2004

Validity of the AusTOM scales: a comparison of the AusTOMs and EuroQol-5D
Unsworth, Carolyn A.,Duckett, Stephen J.,Duncombe, Dianne,Perry, Alison,Skeat, Jemma,Taylor, Nicholas
(2004) Validity of the AusTOM scales: a comparison of the AusTOMs and EuroQol-5D
In Health And Quality Of Life Outcomes; pp. 64-64
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-2-64

2004

Use of a "hands-free" tracheostoma valve in patients with laryngectomy and tracheoesophageal puncture
Roxburgh, J.,Perry, A.
(2004) Use of a "hands-free" tracheostoma valve in patients with laryngectomy and tracheoesophageal puncture
In Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology; pp. 565-570

2004

Therapy outcome measures for allied health practitioners in Australia: the AusTOMs
Perry, A.,Morris, M.,Unsworth, C.,Duckett, S.,Skeat, J.,Dodd, K.,Taylor, N.,Reilly, K.
(2004) Therapy outcome measures for allied health practitioners in Australia: the AusTOMs
In International Journal For Quality In Health Care; pp. 285-291
DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzh059

2003

An evaluation of functional outcomes (speech, swallowing) in patients attending speech pathology after head and neck cancer treatment(s): results and analysis at 12 months post-intervention
Perry, A. R.,Shaw, M. A.,Cotton, S.
(2003) An evaluation of functional outcomes (speech, swallowing) in patients attending speech pathology after head and neck cancer treatment(s): results and analysis at 12 months post-intervention
In Journal of Laryngology and Otology; pp. 368-381

2003

Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: A systematic review
Bilney, B.,Morris, M. E.,Perry, A.
(2003) Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: A systematic review
In Neurorehabilitation And Neural Repair; pp. 12-24
DOI: 10.1177/0888439002250448

2002

Elevation of the soft palate in speech and swallowing in normal female participants and females with motor neuron disease: an innovative procedure for measuring palatal elevation
Perry, A.,Anderson, K.,Lean, R.,Cotton, S.
(2002) Elevation of the soft palate in speech and swallowing in normal female participants and females with motor neuron disease: an innovative procedure for measuring palatal elevation
In International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders; pp. 197-214
DOI: 10.1080/13682820110116857

2001

Reasons for success or failure in surgical voice restoration after total laryngectomy: an Australian study
Frowen, J.,Perry, A.
(2001) Reasons for success or failure in surgical voice restoration after total laryngectomy: an Australian study
In Journal of Laryngology and Otology; pp. 393-399

2001

Teaching speech pathology students the interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
Wooi, M.,Scott, A.,Perry, A.
(2001) Teaching speech pathology students the interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
In Dysphagia; pp. 32-39
DOI: 10.1007/s004550000040

2000

Evaluation of functional outcomes (speech, swallowing and voice) in patients attending speech pathology after head and neck cancer treatment(s): development of a multi-centre database
Perry, A. R.,Shaw, M. A.
(2000) Evaluation of functional outcomes (speech, swallowing and voice) in patients attending speech pathology after head and neck cancer treatment(s): development of a multi-centre database
In Journal of Laryngology and Otology; pp. 605-615

1999

Randomised controlled trial of efficacy of teaching patients with bipolar disorder to identify early symptoms of relapse and obtain treatment
Perry, A.,Tarrier, N.,Morriss, R.,McCarthy, E.,Limb, K.
(1999) Randomised controlled trial of efficacy of teaching patients with bipolar disorder to identify early symptoms of relapse and obtain treatment
In British Medical Journal; pp. 149-153

1998

A study of interrater reliability when using videofluoroscopy as an assessment of swallowing
Scott, A.,Perry, A.,Bench, J.
(1998) A study of interrater reliability when using videofluoroscopy as an assessment of swallowing
In Dysphagia; pp. 223-227
DOI: 10.1007/pl00009576

1997

The role of the speech and language therapist in voice restoration after laryngectomy
Perry, A.
(1997) The role of the speech and language therapist in voice restoration after laryngectomy
In Journal Of Laryngology & Otology; pp. 4-7

1995

CORDECTOMY - A SOLUTION TO TEFLON GRANULOMA OF THE VOCAL FOLD
Russel, J. D.,Perry, A.,Cheesman, A. D.
(1995) CORDECTOMY - A SOLUTION TO TEFLON GRANULOMA OF THE VOCAL FOLD
In Journal Of Laryngology And Otology; pp. 53-55

Conference Publications

2018

CPLOL 10th European Congress of Speech and Language therapy
Gallagher, A.L., Murphy, C-A., Conway, P & Perry, A
(2018) CPLOL 10th European Congress of Speech and Language therapy
Cascais, Portugal

2014

IET Conference Publications
Xut Y.;Caseyt V.;Conway R.;Perry A.
(2014) IET Conference Publications
pp. 362-367
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2014.0715

Conference Contributions

2016

Annual Study Day of the IASLT Dysphagia Special Interest Group
Manning M, Casey V, Conway R, Saunders J, Perry A.
(2016) Annual Study Day of the IASLT Dysphagia Special Interest Group
Trinity College Dublin

Other Publications

2019

Consequential differences in perspectives and practices concerning children with developmental language disorders: an integrative review
Gallagher A.;Murphy C.;Conway P.;Perry A.
(2019) Consequential differences in perspectives and practices concerning children with developmental language disorders: an integrative review
In International Journal Of Language & Communication Disorders;
DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12469

2016

Pre-operative counselling for laryngectomy patients: a systematic review
Fitzgerald, E,Perry, A
(2016) Pre-operative counselling for laryngectomy patients: a systematic review
pp. 15-20
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215115002984

2016

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers
Perry, A,Lee, SH,Cotton, S,Kennedy, C
(2016) Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers
In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2

2014

Australian Therapy Outcome Measures (AusTOMs) for Speech Pathology (2nd edition)
Perry, A and Skeat, J.
(2014) Australian Therapy Outcome Measures (AusTOMs) for Speech Pathology (2nd edition)
Melbourne, Australia: La Trobe University,(Ed.) Victoria, Australia : Melbourne, Australia: La Trobe University,