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.
I thoroughly enjoy and welcome the opportunity to collaborate on projects with researchers, healthcare providers and NGOs around the world, and I regularly do! If you are interested in utilising my expertise for your research, project, or piece of work, please read this first.
After more than two years of attending conferences virtually at strange hours of the night, it was very exciting to reconnect with colleagues from around the world in person at the 14th International Cleft Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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.
Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Journal Invited Editorial. This article was first published in The Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Journal on 13 September 2021.
It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to present at this year’s Appearance Matters Conference organised by the Centre for Appearance Research. As per my commitment to make as many of my presentations freely accessible as possible, please find the presentation below!
In late 2020, as part of CLAPA’s Adult Services Project, we published our paper on Treatment Experiences in the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ).
In February 2021, as part of CLAPA’s Adult Services Project, we published our paper on Interpersonal Relationship Experiences in the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ).
Data collection for this study has now closed. Thank you very much to everyone who took part. I look forward to sharing findings in due course.
In July 2020, as part of CLAPA’s Adult Services Project, we published our paper on Physical Health in the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ).
In January 2020, as part of CLAPA’s Adult Services Project, we published our paper on Emotional Wellbeing in the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ).
After an incredible two years living and working in London, I am leaving Britain with a heavy (and full) heart, but also looking forward to taking up new opportunities back in my adopted homeland.