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Summary of Lived Experience Panel: Cleft 2022, Edinburgh

The experiences of living with cleft panel was an opportunity for our panel featuring people with lived experience of cleft to share their observations and knowledge of what it is like to grow up with cleft. The panel discussed candidly some of their personal challenges, and discussed how despite having received good cleft care, cleft still impacts upon them in different ways, well into adulthood.

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Understanding the long-term effect of speech differences in cleft lip and palate: a study of how cleft-related speech differences impact on the life of New Zealand adults

In 2020-2021 I undertook a study investigating the long-term effect that speech differences have in individuals with cleft lip and palate. Below is a brief summary of the findings, and a link to read my Master of Science (MSc) thesis in full.

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Finishing my role at CLAPA

After an incredible 3 and a half years as the Adult Services Manager, my time at CLAPA will come to an end on Monday 28th June 2021. It has been an incredible privilege to work with and for all of you and I have done my best to do my bit to help shine the light on the importance of continued care and support for adults.