Guest Lectures

PsyCen Seminar: Anatomy of swallowing for speech and language therapists

  • 17.00 - 19.00
  • 23 Jun 2021
PsyCen Seminar: Anatomy of swallowing for speech and language therapists
Anatomy of swallowing for speech and language therapists Guest Speaker: Chris Hartley - ENT Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital

This lecture covers the anatomical control of swallowing, from the motor and sensory cortex, brain stem reflexes plus the more peripheral neural and muscular inputs to the normal swallowing mechanism. Integration with other vital functions such as breathing, salivation, taste and mastication are discussed.

Chris Hartley

Chris Hartley graduated from the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff in 1986. He completed his Higher Surgical Training in Manchester where he developed an interest in Head and Neck Surgery. A Fellowship in Amsterdam in 1997 preceded his first  ENT Consultant post at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (1998-2003) with an interest in Head and Neck plus Skull Base Surgery. Chris has worked at Sunderland Royal Hospital since 2003 and has a significant interest in functional restoration in patients after head and neck cancer treatment plus those with neurological disease. A career long interest in anatomy has included an additional degree in Anatomy as part of his original medical degree plus teaching of the subject to pre and post registration doctors at Cardiff and Newcastle Universities. 

PsyCen Seminar Series

The Centre of Psychological Research (PsyCen), within Leeds School of Social Sciences, supports research projects dedicated to improving psychological wellbeing for different communities in conjunction with a range of external collaborators and funders.  

Our work showcases diverse methodologies, from psychometric and experimental designs to qualitative and critical psychology approaches, to advance knowledge across different branches of psychological science, from social and community psychology to cognitive neuroscience and biological psychology.