Vicky Thorpe

Vicky Thorpe qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 1994, with a degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Manchester University. She went on to gain an MSc in Human Communication in 2000 at City University.

Vicky has worked within the Speech and Language Therapy team, and alongside the ENT team, at GOSH since 1999.  She is now joint team lead for the In-patient and Feeding service at GOSH.  She has previously worked at both Enfield Hospital and Royal London Hospitals. She has also worked within the Speech and Language faculty at both City University and University College, London.  She currently delivers the Paediatric dysphagia lectures at UCL.

Vicky has previously worked in both adult and paediatric dysphagia, but her current post at GOSH focuses on the specialist SLT assessment and management of both feeding/swallowing and communication difficulties in infants, children and young people.  She has a specialism within ENT/Head and Neck seeing those children with feeding difficulties from a wide range of complex ENT-related conditions.

Vicky has delivered training courses for Speech and Language Therapists in areas of paediatric tracheostomy and paediatric videofluoroscopy swallow studies.  She is currently on the committee for Tracheostomy CEN.