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Catriona Steele

Catriona M. Steele is a Senior Scientist leading the Swallowing Science team. She directs the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. She is a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto. Catriona’s research focuses on helping people who lose the ability to swallow – something we all take for granted. This includes studying how foods and liquids move through the throat, establishing international definitions for food and liquid consistency in diets for people with swallowing difficulty, and developing exercise-based therapy that helps people return to normal eating and drinking.

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  • Senior Scientist, University Health Network
  • Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
  • Associate Editor, Dysphagia Journal
  • Board Member, International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (www.iddsi.org)
  • Swallowing
  • Deglutition
  • Dysphagia
  • Physiology
  • Rehabilitation