Emilia Michou

Emilia Michou, PhD, PGDip, CertMRCSLT


Personal profile


  • MB ChB:  Year 2, University of Manchester: 'Assessing swallowing disorders in stroke'
  • SLT (BSc):  Year 4 : Advanced Study Options 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Professional Bodies:

Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPCreg)

Certified member of Royal College of Speech Language Therapists (CertMRCSLT)

Member The Association of Scientists of Speech Pathology/Speech Therapy of Greece


Scientific Committees and Associations:

Board Member (elect) of the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) (2015- present)

Lead - Special Interest Group Dysphagia - Hellas - The Association of Scientists of Speech Pathology/Speech Therapy of Greece (SELLE) (2015 - present) 

Member of International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics | IALP

Member of British Neuroscience Association 

Member of Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)

Committee Member of UK Swallowing Research Group (2009-2014) 

Member of UK Swallowing Research Group 

Member of European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM)

Member of International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Scientific Networks:

Board Committee Member: Greater Manchester- Allied Health Professional Research and Development Networks 


Methodological knowledge

In summary my:
Clinical research skills include: oropharyngeal assessment, sensory assessments, videofluoroscopy, biofeedback, breathing-swallowing coordination testing, manometry, electromyography, pharyngeal electrical stimulation, oral stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, pulmonary function testing, palatography, speech and language assessments.
Clinical trials experience include: design, applying for ethical approval, patient recruitment, data collection and analysis, observational, randomized controlled clinical trials, managing trial steering group and team meetings, public and patient involvement meetings and showcases.
Statistics and data analysis skills include: advanced statistical techniques such as factor analysis, cluster analysis. Videofluoroscopic and manometric data analysis, SPM8, Signal Software, Chart for Powerlab
Supervisory roles:  training and supervision of  MSc students, co-supervision of medical undergraduates for research projects, consultation for industrial projects, mentoring of PhD students. 


BSc Speech and Language Therapy  (2004, School of Health and Social Welfare Professionals,Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece)

PGDip Speech in Cleft and Lip Palate (2012, University of Sheffield)

PhD  (2010, School of Translational Medicine, The University of Manchester)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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