Lesley Cavalli

Lesley Cavalli qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 1988, with a degree in Speech Sciences from University College London. Before starting her clinical career she worked for a short time as a Research Assistant at UCL, as part of a team developing computer based synthesised speech.

She has worked as the Lead Voice Therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) NHS Foundation Trust since 1997 and has been Joint Head of SLT Services there since 2012. She has previously worked at both the Charing Cross and Royal London Hospitals. Since completing her Master’s degree at City University in 1997, she has combined her clinical role with a Lectureship in Voice at University College, London.

She has previously worked in both adult and paediatric Joint Voice Clinics, but her current post at GOSH focuses on the specialist SLT assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a wide range of complex ENT-related conditions, including psychogenic voice disorder, PVFD, airway reconstruction and congenital and acquired paediatric ENT pathology. Lesley has delivered training courses for Speech and Language Therapists in both paediatric voice and psychogenic voice disorder both nationally and internationally and is co-author of the textbook: Understanding and Treating Psychogenic Voice Problems: A CBT Framework (2007).