Ear Nose & Throat Specialists
Our Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists are all fellows of the Royal Australasian college of surgeons, and members of the Australian Society of Head & Neck Surgery, and the Laryngology Society of Australasia. All have had many years of sub-specialty training and practice in the management of swallowing, upper airway and voice disorders, and have published and presented widely in the discipline. They all collaborate closely with speech pathologists in the care of patients with swallowing, upper airway and voice disorders.
Mr Neil Vallance FRACS
Mr Vallance is an Australian-trained Otolaryngologist (Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon) with an illustrious career spanning 33 years across all areas of ENT and Head and Neck surgery, focussing on the past 25 years on the sub-specialties...More Info
Mr Paul M Paddle FRACS
Paul Paddle is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon with Fellowship training in Laryngology – Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours at Melbourne University in 2003, receiving the...More Info
A Speech Pathologist is a paramedical / health professional who has expertise in the assessment and management of communication, voice and swallowing disorders. As many swallowing problems have a neurological or structural basis, the speech pathologist has expertise in the evaluation of the pharyngeal and laryngeal physiology regarding the efficiency and safety of the swallowing mechanism. Our Speech Pathologists at the Melbourne Swallow Analysis Centre all have significant experience in the acute medical setting, additional qualifications and sustained dedication to the field of dysphagia and laryngology working alongside their Otolaryngology colleagues as integral team members.
Dr Debbie Phyland SP
Dr Debbie Phyland is a speech pathologist having primarily worked for the past 31 years in acute hospital settings, part-time lecturing at Latrobe, Melbourne and James Cook Universities in voice, neurological and dysphagia subjects and running her...More Info
Claire Stanley SP
BSpPath, CPSP. Claire Stanley has worked for over 18 years as a speech pathologist after graduating from La Trobe University in 1999. Since then, she has dedicated her career to evaluating and managing swallowing and communication disorders...More Info
Nicole Free SP
BSpPath (Hons), BMus (Perf), CPSP. Nicole has been working for 13 years as a speech pathologist after graduating from La Trobe University in 2004 with first class Honours; completing research in the area of voice for which...More Info