Meet the GMCA EOF Project Team: Michelle Morris

It’s always good to know more about the colleagues we are working with and so all the EOF team have provided a brief biography and a photo to help you know who’s who.

Michelle is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and leads on the Greater Manchester Pathway for the identification and intervention for early language and communication.

Michelle qualified at Glasgow University in Speech Pathology and Therapeutics and went on to secure her first post in Salford where she has held a number of clinical and managerial posts, gradually progressing to the post she holds today. Michelle’s current responsibilities include developing non-NHS commissioned services, advising on professional and clinical issues relating to Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and supporting service transformation.

Having completed a Masters in Applied Public Health, Michelle’s area of special interest and expertise is the relationship between speech, language and communication and children’s life chances at population level. As a result of this, Michelle leads on the development of a multi-sectoral pathway and specification to address Speech, Language and Communication Needs in young children across the 10 localities in Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

In addition to working in provider services, Michelle supports commissioning as the Designated Clinical Officer for SEND contributing to a range of strategic and operational level activities in Salford’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Local Authority.

Having spent 6 years as Speech and Language Therapy Adviser to the Department for Health , Michelle continues to contribute to children’s health and education policy development at a regional and national level, acting as a specialist adviser for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and as an associate for the Early Intervention Foundation.

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