Mrs Helen Spear, BSc (Hons) Speech
Speech and Language Therapist
I have been working as a speech and language therapist with adults with acquired neurological problems since qualifying in 1987.
Part of my current role is within the neuro-oncology team where I work with the patient and their family throughout their cancer pathway. A key part of my input is with patients undergoing language mapping during awake craniotomy. It is this work that brings me to be part of the team at the research unit. I am working with patient public involvement about the process of awake craniotomy as well as looking at the clinical needs and adjustments required for working with a patient during the actual awake craniotomy procedure.