Mrs Carolyn Andrews

Teaching Fellow

Speech and Language Therapy

Personal statement

I joined the Speech and Language Therapy team in 2007, having previously worked full-time as a clinical speech and language therapist in the NHS. I now work 2 days a week at the University of Strathclyde and retain clinical employment for 3 days a week in a local hospital and I feel privileged to be able to combine academic and clinical remits. I hope to bring a 'real-life' element to my teaching through my clinical work and my academic job helps me to carry out research to answer questions about why and how therapy is effective or not in the clinic. I have experience working with a range of adult acquired communication and swallowing disorders, and currently specialise clinically in voice disorders and adults stammering.


Perspectives on the past and the future : clients' views on UK service provision for adult stammering
Allen Carolyn, McGroarty Allan, Aydin Ayse
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Vol 21, pp. 516-525 (2014)
Non-speech oro-motor exercises in post-stroke dysarthria intervention : a randomised feasibility trial
MacKenzie Catherine, Muir Margaret, Allen Carolyn, Jensen Amy
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Vol 49, pp. 602-617 (2014)
Non-speech oro-motor exercise use in acquired dysarthria management : regimes and rationales
Mackenzie Catherine, Muir Margaret, Allen Carolyn
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Vol 45, pp. 617-629 (2011)
The use of email as a component of adult stammering therapy : a preliminary report
Allen Carolyn R
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare Vol 17, pp. 163-167 (2011)
Oral speech mechanism exercises in dysarthria following stroke: speech and language therapists' practice and influences on it
Mackenzie Catherine, Muir Margaret, Allen Carolyn
4th UK stroke forum conference (2009)
Oro-motor exercises in dysarthria evidence and influences on speech and language therapists' practice
Mackenzie Catherine, Muir Margaret, Allen Carolyn
NMAHP, Research into Practice Conference (2009)

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I am responsible for teaching the adult stammering and dysphagia components in the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Pathology curriculum, and lead on the Continuing Professional Development module. I contribute to teaching in aphasia, dysarthria and adult voice disorders and tutor students on clinical placements.

Research interests

I am interested in exploring the client experience of therapy and clients' views on service provision, and have a specific interest in how therapy for adults who stammer can be delivered through non face-to-face means.

Professional activities

Engage with Strathclyde 2018
One-off participation in BBC Radio Scotland show regarding stammering
Queen Margaret University
Visiting researcher
Invited short talk for Lanarkshire PROBUS group
Invited speaker
International Congress of Fluency Disorders
University of Ulster
Visiting researcher

more professional activities


Non-speech oro-motor exercise in SLT intervention for dysarthria following stroke
MacKenzie, Catherine (Principal Investigator) Andrews, Carolyn (Co-investigator)
19-Jan-2010 - 18-Jan-2012

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Speech and Language Therapy
Graham Hills Building

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