Aeron Ginnelly

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Clinical lead speech and language therapist in critical care and neurosciences


BSc speech pathology and therapy

MRes research in clinical practice

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Intensive care, Neurosciences


Aeron is a clinical lead speech and language therapist (SLT) with 20 years’ experience of working in both neurosciences and critical care. She has a specialist interest in tracheostomy weaning, speaking valve use in line with ventilation and dysphagia. She has conducted research into swallow screening on patients with a tracheostomy and has been a contributing author to a chapter on communication in the ICU population. She is on the committee of the national SLT tracheostomy clinical excellence network and has contributed to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists critical care position paper and tracheostomy competency framework.


  • Ginnelly, A and Greenwood, N (2017), Screening adult patients with a tracheostomy tube for dysphagia: a mixed-methods study of practice in the UK, Int J Lang Commun Disord . 2016 May;51(3):285-95
  • Sarah Wallace, Sue McGowan and Aeron Ginnelly, Oral feeding in tracheostomy patients,The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists tracheostomy clinical excellence network responds, Journal of the Intensive Care Society, 2016, Vol. 17(2) 180–181