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Dr. Julie Regan

Assistant Professor (Clin Speech & Language Studies)
7/9 STH LEINSTER ST


Julie Regan is Assistant Professor in Speech and Language Pathology in the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies. She holds a BSc., MSc. and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded a Healthcare Professional Grant from the Health Research Board to complete her PhD in the School of Medicine. Her research interests include instrumental evaluation of swallowing and evidence-based dysphagia rehabilitation in cancer and neurological populations. She has over ninety peer-reviewed publications, including five book chapters. She is a board member and Secretary General of the European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) and she is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) International Interprofessional committee. She is Co-Editor of the IASLT-affiliated journal, Advances in Communication and Swallowing. Her teaching is in the areas of acquired dysarthria, adult neurology and dysphagia across the lifespan. She received a Trinity Teaching Excellence Award in 2020. She was recently appointed a visiting Professor in the Faculty of Medicine in KU Leuven University where she lectures on the MSc in Deglutology.
     DEGLUTITION DISORDERS   Dysarthria   DYSPHAGIA   Neurological Disorders   OESOPHAGUS   Swallowing Disorders   VIDEO FLUOROSCOPY
 Adaption of the Functional Lumen Imaging Probe for non-radiological evaluation of the upper oesophageal sphincter
 Impact of a novel swallow prehabilitation programme on clinical and quality of life outcomes in adults with oesophageal cancer
 Expiratory muscle strength training to improve swallowing outcomes post oesophagectomy
 Sensory stimulation to alter pharyngeal swallow dynamics in neurogenic dysphagia: a high resolution manometry study
 Dysphagia and Communication Difficulties amongst Hospitalised adults with COVID-19 across Ireland (DISCOVER): a multi-site observational cohort study

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Board member and Secretary General of the European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) 2021
Member of Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) International Interprofessional Committee 2021
Member of Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) Awards and Scholarships Committee 2021
Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Communication and Swallowing (official journal of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists) 2020
External Reviewer for Grant Applications (NHS National Institute for Health Research) 2021
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven 2021
Member of the International Pharyngeal High Resolution Manometry Working Group 2019
Reviewer for journals including Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Dysphagia, European Radiology, Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders: International Journal of Speech and Language Pathology: Geriatrics: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica: Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology; Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies amongst other journals
Member of panel of assessors, CORU (regulatory body) 2018
Board member of Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association 2007-2009
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Full member of Dysphagia Research Society 2008 present
Member of European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) 2012 present
Member of the International Pharyngeal High Resolution Impedance Manometry (PHRIM) Working Group March 2019 present
Member of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) 2000 present
Member of Irish Adult Dysphagia Special Interest Group 2001 present
Member of the Trinity Academic Gastroenterology Group (TAGG) 2012 present
Registered with CORU (Registration body for Health & Social Care Professionals in Ireland) 2014
Gillman A, Hayes M; Sheaf G, Walshe M, Reynolds JV, Regan J, Exercise-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation for Adults with Oesophageal Cancer: a Systematic Review, BMC Cancer, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Brady, R., McSharry, L., Lawson, S., & Regan, J., The impact of dysphagia prehabilitation on swallowing outcomes post‐chemoradiation therapy in head and neck cancer: A systematic review., European Journal of Cancer Care, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Diver, E., Regan, J., Use of Pharyngeal High-Resolution Manometry to Evaluate Dysphagia in Adults with Motor Neurone Disease: A Scoping Review, Dysphagia, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
McSharry, L, Brady, R, Lawson, S, Regan, J., The quality of clinical practice guidelines for fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing: A systematic review, Advances in Communication and Swallowing, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Gillman A, Hayes M; Sheaf G, Walshe M, Reynolds JV, Regan J, Exercise-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation for Adults with Oesophageal Cancer: a Systematic Review, BMC Cancer, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Advances in Communication and Swallowing, Netherlands, IOS Press, [Co-Editor in Chief], 2021-2022, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED  URL
Julie Regan, Emerging Role of Pharyngeal High Resolution Manometry in Dysphagia Evaluation, ENTUK BACO International 2020, Trinity College Dublin, January 10th , 2021, BACO, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Advances in Communication & Swallowing , 24 , 1, (2021), 1 - 72p, Walsh Irene , [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED  URL
Advances in Communication & Swallowing , 24 , 2, (2021), 73 - 155p, Walsh Irene , [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED  URL
Regan J, Walshe M, Lavan S, Horan E.... Whyte A, Dysphagia, Dysphonia and Dysarthria Outcomes amongst Adults Hospitalized with COVID-19 across Ireland, The Laryngoscope, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Regan, Julie, COVID-19 and Dysphagia, 3rd Portugues Congress on Dysphagia, Lisbon, 21st May , 2022, Portuguese Dysphagia Society, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Gillman A, Hayes M; Sheaf G, Walshe M, Reynolds JV, Regan J, Exercise-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation for Adults with Oesophageal Cancer: a Systematic Review, Dysphagia, 10th ESSD Congress, 2020, 2022, Poster, PUBLISHED
Regan, J. & Walsh, I. , A new journal for a new research landscape, Advances in Communication and Swallowing, 24, (1), 2021, p1 - 1, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Regan, J., Pharyngeal high resolution manometry to promote adherence in dysphagia intervention: a case study​ , European Society of Swallowing Disorders, Vienna, Austria, 17-18th September , 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Regan, J., Advanced Dysphagia Conference, October 20-21st 2019, In:Advanced Dysphagia Conference, 2019, Trinity College Dublin, Notes: [Invited guest speakers included Dr. Ashli O'Rourke, Medical University South Carolina, Ms. Claire Mills, Leeds Teaching Hospital, NHS Trust; Prof. J. V. Reynolds, Upper GI Surgeon, St. James' Hospital/TCD, Dr. Anthony O'Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) and Dr. Eatin Quinn, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, TUH.], Meetings /Conferences Organised, APPROVED
Regan, J., The Upper Oesophageal Sphincter and Dysphagia: Role of the Speech and Language Therapist, High Resolution Manometry Masterclass: UOS and Dysphagia- How Useful is High Resolution Manometry, St. James' Hospital, Dublin, 26th March , 2018, Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Ciaran Kenny, Julie Regan, Declan Walsh, Dysphagia in Cancers outside the Head, Neck, and Upper GI Tract, BACO, Manchester, UK, June 2018, 2018, British Association for Clinical Otolaryngology, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Walshe M, Regan J, Kenny C. , 8th Annual ESSD Congress, 25th - 29th Sept , In:Dysphagia: Shaping the Future, 2018, Aviva Stadium Dublin , Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Regan, J. & Walshe, M., Giving Voice to Dysphagia in the Irish Healthcare System, Irish Medical Times, 2017, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe, M & Regan, M, Managing dysphagia in dementia - can we do better?, Irish Medical Times, 2017, Review Article, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award 2019/2020 2020
TCD Arts and Benefactions Fund 2022
TCD Provost Project Award 2018 November 2018
IASLT Excellence Award (as Editor, IASLT Academic Journal) December 2021
Health Research Board (HRB) Grant for Health Care Professionals 2009-2013
1st poster prize United Kingdom Swallow Research Group (UKSRG). UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK. February 2010
Meath Foundation Quality Improvement Fund to obtain training in Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO) 2014
Adelaide Society new initiative grant to initiate multidisciplinary MND education & support group in AMNCH October 2007
Science Foundation Ireland Conference and Workshop Grant September 2018