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Paula Leslie, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FRCSLT

Paula Leslie, PhD, MA (Bioethics), CCC-SLP, FRCSLT maintains full clinical licenses in the USA and UK where she is a Professional Adviser to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She is the academic author of the 2021 RCSLT National Pre-registration Competencies in Eating, Drinking, and Swallowing. She is a member of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities, SIG 13, SIG 15 Professional Development Committee, the Scientific Chair of the UK Swallow Research Group, and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society. Her interests include the process of clinical decision making, health professionals’ education and non-traditional routes to advanced clinical training. She publishes, provides support to researchers, and provides continuing education from grassroots to international level and across the health professions on complex clinical decision making, ethics and end of life decisions in vulnerable populations. Currently working part time in the UK NHS Mass Vaccination Programme – and yes she does really jab people!