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.


Supporting student teachers – trying to prevent a problem before it arises
Cohen Wendy, Andrews Carolyn
Cutting Edge Laryngology 2019 (2019)
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)

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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
Invited short talk for Lanarkshire PROBUS group
Invited speaker
Queen Margaret University
Visiting researcher
International Congress of Fluency Disorders
University of Ulster
Visiting researcher

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Effect of a voice care programme on student teachers
Cohen, Wendy (Principal Investigator) Andrews, Carolyn (Principal Investigator)
The proposed study aims to introduce voice hygiene at an early stage in student teacher training and follow this up with materials designed to stimulate self-management throughout participants’ teacher training programme. This approach will be evaluated using validated questionnaires and a demographic questionnaire. This will establish if there is a sustained impact of vocal hygiene training on student teachers, with a focus on those who are following a shorter duration of training so that retention might be facilitated with the project lasting during their registered studies. Follow up of participants to the end of their first year as a newly qualified teacher will be offered to participants who opt in to the study so that longer term impact can be evaluated
24-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
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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