Current Students


profile photo. Shaw, Stephanie - croppedStephanie Shaw,  MS, SLP
Stephanie M. Shaw received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Stephanie worked clinically for 3 years in both the school and acute care hospital settings before embarking on her PhD. Her current research focuses on determining the relationship between fibrosis and chronic dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients post-radiotherapy.


profile photo. Elissa Greco

Elissa Greco, MSLP, SLP
Elissa has been with the University of Toronto/ Toronto Western Research Institute Swallowing Lab since 2009. Prior to commencing her PhD studies in September of 2014, she worked in the lab is as a Clinical Research Coordinator.  She received her MSLP from Macquarie University, Australia, in 2014 and is a CASLPO registered Speech Language Pathologist.  She is interested in both the clinical and research aspects of speech language pathology and is eager to apply dysphagia research to clinical practice. Elissa’s research interests include investigation into management of of dysphagia of varying severity in head and neck cancer patients.



Victoria Currie, MHSc, SLP
Victoria Currie is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist (CASLPO), pursuing doctoral studies to deepen her theoretical knowledge to help inform clinical practice. Prior to beginning the PhD program, Victoria earned degrees in Child, Youth and Family studies and Early Childhood Education, which sparked a passion for working with the pediatric population. In the Swallowing Lab, Victoria conducted research on dysphagia in adult stroke. Victoria’s research goal is to bridge pediatrics and dysphagia in stroke throughout her PhD.