Meet the team


Clinical Specialists

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    Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

    Paula Barnes
    07464 545424
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    Paula joined Severn Healthcare Technologies as our Clinical Specialist for the North of England. Paula lives in Brighouse, West Yorkshire with her family.

    Paula is a practicing highly specialist speech and language therapist who graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc (Hons) in Linguistics & Language Pathology in 2002. She has worked within the NHS for 18 years; with 16 of those years being at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust specialising in Head and Neck Cancer. More recently, she has specifically led the speech therapy laryngectomy service, for the last 4 years.

    Paula has extensive experience in clinical education and teaching – this is a real passion of hers. She has been a visiting lecturer for Leeds Beckett University for both Laryngectomy and Voice Disorders.

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    Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

    Claire McAleer
    07469 857114
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    Claire joined Severn Healthcare Technologies as our Clinical Specialist for the South West.

    After graduating in 2002, Claire is the Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Cancer Services at the Royal Devon University Hospital, based in Exeter. She also runs a private practise Voice Therapy service.

    Claire has lectured throughout the South West HEI network and provided training to a number of companies. Claire's passions include building networks and relationships to benefit patients.

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    Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

    Allie Croasdale
    07769 080328
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    Allie joined Severn Healthcare Technologies as our Clinical Specialist for the North West of England. Originally from North Manchester, Allie now lives in Farsley, West Yorkshire with her partner. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Language Sciences in 2014 and has worked in Leeds throughout her career.

    Allie is a practicing Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust leading the Head and Neck Cancer Inpatient service.

    Allie is a regular guest lecturer at Huddersfield University providing teaching on laryngeal anatomy, dysphagia and head & neck cancer. Allie is enthusiastic about providing evidence-based training to improve the lives of those living with and beyond cancer.

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    Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

    Menna Payne
    07810 550765
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    Menna joined Severn Healthcare Technologies as a clinical specialist for South Wales. She graduated with a  Bsc Hons degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2001 and has worked in South Wales throughout her career.

    Since 2005 she has worked in the field of Head and Neck Cancer, leading the service as MacMillan Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Cancer/ENT services at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. 

    Menna has a specialist clinical interest in laryngectomy. She is passionate about clinical education and teaching and is a regular guest lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University providing the specialist head and neck cancer teaching modules, she is also the Lead for the Wales Cancer Network Head and Neck CSG. 

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    Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

    Lucy Tennant
    07425 106247
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    Lucy joined Severn Healthcare Technologies as our Clinical Specialist for the South Thames region.

    She graduated with a MSc Hons degree in Speech and Language Therapy from University College London in 2015. She has specialised in Head and Neck Cancer for the last 7 years working in large teaching hospitals across London.

    Lucy is currently the Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist for the Head and Neck Cancer Service at University College London Hospital. She is also a guest lecturer at University College London providing specialist teaching on head and neck cancer modules.

    Lucy is passionate about optimising outcomes and quality of life of patients after laryngectomy.  

 

 


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