Joanne has been working as a speech and language therapist with adults who have swallowing and communication difficulties since 2010. She became interested in speech and language therapy whilst working as a rehabilitation assistant in a neurological rehabilitation outpatient unit. Since qualifying as a speech and language therapist, Joanne has worked across London in both inpatient and community settings gaining experience within an acute teaching hospital, a regional neurosciences centre, inpatient neurorehabilitation unit and community neurological rehabilitation services. Within these roles Joanne has had a range of leadership roles, leading on service improvement projects and developing staff skills and confidence through the delivery of training.

Joanne has experience of working with clients with stroke, brain injury and progressive neurological disorders as well as clients with complex multi-pathologies. Joanne has a special interest in mental capacity, having previously worked as a mental capacity consultant for legal decisions.
Joanne has a passion for person centred rehabilitation, taking a holistic approach to enable clients to reach their full potential in relation to communication, eating and drinking.
Outside of work, Joanne enjoys skiing, swimming, cooking and exploring the great outdoors.