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Hazel is a Speech and Language Therapist with extensive experience as a clinician and manager, working within NHS and local authority contexts. Her clinical expertise is particularly around working with individuals who have motor movement disorders, including cerebral palsy. In addition to these clinical perspectives, Hazel has developed a portfolio of research around evidence-based practice across all the Allied Health Professions.
Hazel took up her post as a researcher at UCLan in 2006 and aims to encourage increased collaborative links with local clinicians, to focus on applied research on clinical topics and on workforce issues.
Hazel is the Chair of Council for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). She is also the UK representative on the European Professional Practice Commission (CPLOL) for Speech and Language Therapy associations.
Advancing Dysphagia Practice
Cumbria and Lancashire Allied Health Professions Research Hub
2012 Roddam, H Moving on as a research-active clinician. In Dobinson, C and Wren, Y. Creating Practice-Based Evidence: A guide for Busy Clinicians, J&R Press
Blackburn with Darwen PCT, Support for Evidence-Based Practice: an evaluation report for Blackburn with
Darwen Speech and Language Therapy Service Lead consultant
North Lancashire PCT, Providing enhanced speech and language therapy using computer technology Lead
Samuel Lindow Foundation, Promoting pupil attainment and social inclusion by enhancing the spoken
language skills of children in Moss Bay Ward. Principal Investigator in collaboration with Southfield
Technology College, Workington
Centre for Human Communication and Deafness, University of Manchester. The role of SLT Assistants in
working with children who have Specific Language Impairment (SLI) Principal Investigator
University of Oulu, Finland. Mapping practice onto theory in speech and language therapy approaches to
motor speech impairment in children who have cerebral palsy: a Finnish perspective Principal Investigator
Centre for Human Communication and Deafness, University of Manchester. Mapping practice onto theory in
speech and language therapy approaches to motor speech impairment in children who have cerebral palsy: a
UK perspective Principal Investigator
Comenius University, Slovakia. Mapping practice onto theory in speech and language therapy approaches to
motor speech impairment in children who have cerebral palsy: a UK perspective Principal Investigator
Cheshire and Merseyside Network for Permanent Hearing Impairment. Key indicators of
Persistent social communication difficulties for children with permanent severe/profound
hearing loss: expert consensus by Specialist Speech and Language Therapists. Principal Investigator
Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust, Evaluation of the impact of new models of practice for Children’s
Therapy Services. Principal Investigator
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Development of a Quality Assurance tool ‘Q-SET’ for
managers of Speech and Language Therapy services Lead consultant
UCLan Harris award, An investigation of two models for optimising undergraduate experience of research
through inter-disciplinary journal clubs.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network, Development of a protocol for determining AHP roles in
cancer care services.
NHS NorthWest, Building Research Capacity in Allied Health Professions: Embedding benchmarking for
departmental EBP culture.
NHS NorthWest, Assistant Practitioner Development: Evaluation of the impact of introducing Assistant
Practitioners, a National Study.
Jobskin, Functional benefits of lycra suits in the management of Cerebral Palsy
Greater Manchester SHA, Building Research Capacity in Allied Health Professions: Benchmarking for
Areas of Interest
External roles: International
External roles: National