My name is Shaunagh Farragher and I was delighted to become an associate of The Specialist Speech Therapy Practice in 2019. I am a registered member of the HCPC and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and have studied at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I was awarded an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen and following a couple of years of travelling, I then went on to complete a Masters (MSc) in Speech and Language Therapy at the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
My clinical career started in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where I worked in various teams including the stroke team and neurosciences team. During my time there, I worked with Penny Gravill and began my training in the assessment and management of facial nerve palsy which has since become a specialist area of interest for me. Working with Penny, I gained invaluable experience assessing and managing cases of facial palsy arising from a wide range of conditions, (e.g. Bell's palsy, Acoustic Neuroma etc.) and was involved in the running of the F@cevalue support group in Aberdeen.
I relocated to Belfast in 2019 in order to be closer to family and have since been based in the Belfast HSC Trust working in the acute care services, including the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre. I am looking forward to starting a clinic in Northern Ireland and continuing my work supporting and helping people with Facial Nerve Palsy.