Stuart Cleary, PhD, MS, BA

Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Associate Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders

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Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Email
stuart.cleary@ualberta.ca

Associate Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Email
stuart.cleary@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

PhD Rehabilitation Medicine - University of Alberta - 2010
MS Speech Pathology - Idaho State University - 1993
BA Speech-Language Pathology - Western Washington University - 1990

Current Position
Stuart Cleary, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, R-SLP
Associate Teaching Professor

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine


Service
Stuart is a member of the Executive Committee, the Facilities Committee, the Academic Teaching Staff Evaluation Committee, and the Teaching & Learning Committee in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He serves on the Admissions & Awards Committee in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders and is a member of the following professional committees: Alberta Health Services Outcomes Measures working group for Standardized Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Services; the Alberta Speech Language Pathologists’ and Audiologists’ Palliative Care Competency working group; and the Advanced Practice In Ionizing Radiation working group for the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA). His significant service and contributions to the profession of speech-language pathology were recognized by ACSLPA with the Honours of the College Award in 2018.



Research

Stuart's primary clinical and research interests relate to swallowing  function in degenerative diseases affecting older adults.  He has more that 30 peer reviewed publications and 50 presentations/workshops on the topic of swallowing disorders.


Teaching

Stuart currently teaches a PhD seminar REHAB 600 (Theories & Issues in Rehabilitation Science) and two graduate level courses: CSD 502 (Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism) & CSD 521 (Dysphagia). He provides clinical supervision to MScSLP students in CSD 525/524 (Clinical Practicum) in the Fall and Spring Corbett Clinics and is responsible for supervising CSD 900 graduate capstone research projects. Stuart is also a facilitator in the ITD 403 (Palliative Care) course, an instructor in REHAB 503 (Caring for Head and Neck Oncology Patient) inter-professional elective, a co-lead of the interprofessional  Parkinson's clinic and an ongoing developer continuing education online modules in the area of dysphagia. His teaching was recognized in 2019 and he was awarded a Rehabilitation Medicine Student Association teaching award for CSD.


Courses

CSD 502 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Lectures and laboratories provide a systematic study of the gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and physiology of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory subsystems as related to speech production and swallowing. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 502.

Fall Term 2020
CSD 521 - Dysphagia

Lectures and demonstrations provide a systematic study of normal and abnormal eating and swallowing in children and adults, including diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia across age spans and conditions. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSD 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 521.

Fall Term 2020
REHAB 503 - Interprofessional Practice Elective

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated for credit.

Winter Term 2021

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Scholarly Activities

Other - Member of the AHS Outcomes Measures working Group: Standardized Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Services-- Health Professions Strategy & Practice The Standardized Service for Allied Health Member of the Alberta Speech Language Pathologists’ and Audiologists’ Palliative Care Competency Working Group Member: Advanced Practice in Ionizing Radiation working group: Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Research - Overview of current research

Cleary and colleagues are currently completing manuscripts on the effects of lung volume recruitment on swallowing and airway protection in  individuals with ALS and related neuromuscular respiratory disorders.

Publications

Dementia: Person-centered assessment and intervention. Ellen M. Hickey, & Michelle Bourgeois (Eds.). Chapter 8
Author(s): Ellen M. Hickey, Stuart Cleary, Pamela Coulter, & Michelle Bourgeois
Publication Date: 2017
Page Numbers: Chapter 8 “Eating and Swallowing: Description, assessment, and intervention,”

The effects of lung volume recruitment on coughing and pulmonary function in patients with ALS.
Author(s): Cleary S, Misiaszek JE, Kalra S, Wheeler S, Johnston W
Publication: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 111-5
External Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22970725
Free Water Protocols: What works, for whom and why?
Author(s): Stuart Cleary, Jill Yanke, Bhavna Masuta & Kristy Wilson
Publication: Canadian Nursing Home
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 8-16

Secretion management in older adults with acute and chronic health conditions
Author(s): Stuart Cleary
Publication: Canadian Nursing Home
Volume: 26
Issue: 3