Catriona Steele

Catriona Steele, PhD

Dr. Steele's research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of dysphagia (swallowing impairment) and exploring treatments that are effective to restore functional swallowing. Three lines of research form the primary foci of work in the lab:

1) Characterizing normal and disordered sensory and motor function for swallowing, particularly related to tongue function in swallowing liquids of different consistencies

2) Exploring the effectiveness of tongue pressure resistance training as an intervention for dysphagia of neurologic origin

3) Developing a noninvasive device to detect swallowing impairment in clinical screening and assessment

Related Links

Geriatr Nurs. 2018 Jan 05;:
Namasivayam-MacDonald AM, Slaughter SE, Morrison J, Steele CM, Carrier N, Lengyel C, Keller HH
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Nov 09;60(11):3177-3184
Peladeau-Pigeon M, Steele CM
Physiol Behav. 2017 Oct 27;184:12-26
Namasivayam-MacDonald AM, Barbon CEA, Steele CM
Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2017 Oct 30;:1-12
Namasivayam-MacDonald AM, Burnett L, Nagy A, Waito AA, Steele CM
Dysphagia. 2017 Aug 03;:
Waito AA, Valenzano TJ, Peladeau-Pigeon M, Steele CM
Dysphagia. 2017 Jul 21;:
Namasivayam-MacDonald AM, Morrison JM, Steele CM, Keller H
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Jun 28;:
Keller HH, Carrier N, Slaughter SE, Lengyel C, Steele CM, Duizer L, Morrison J, Brown KS, Chaudhury H, Yoon MN, Duncan AM, Boscart V, Heckman G, Villalon L
Dysphagia. 2017 Jun 29;:
Waito AA, Valenzano TJ, Peladeau-Pigeon M, Steele CM



Professor (Status Only), University of Toronto Speech-Language Pathology
Cross-appointed Professor, University of Toronto Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Cross-appointed Professor, University of Toronto Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Full Member, University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies
Adjunct Scientist, Bloorview Kids Rehab Research Institute