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  • PhD Translational Medicine – Medical School – The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2010)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Speech Language Therapy (Speech in Cleft Lip Palate) University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (2012)
  • BSc Speech Language Therapy – School of Health Professions, Technological Institution of Patras (2005)


  • Dysphagia Evaluation and Therapy, Videofluoroscopy, Fiberoptic Endoscopic examination of swallowing, Laboratory examinations of dysphagia
  • Swallowing Rehabilitation, neurostimulation, neurorehabilitation and biofeedback
  • Neurosciences: Neurophysiology, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, functional MRI, Diffusion Weighted Imaging, Tractography, Spectroscopy.
  • Communication difficulties, voice disorders, language disorders (aphasia, bilingualism)



  • Clinical Placement Β1 Β2
  • Ethics in Speech Language Therapy (2nd Semester)
  • Swallowing Disorders – Dysphagia (4th Semester )
  • Evidence Based Practice in Speech Language Therapy (8th Semester)


  • MSc in Physiology of Aging and Geriatric Syndromes, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • MSc Nutrition and Health, Harokopio University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • MSc in Swallowing Disorders (European Society for Swallowing Disorders)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Swallowing Disorders (European Society for Swallowing Disorders)
    Dysphagia in neurodegeneration and neurogenic population

    Clinical Decision Making in Dysphagia Rehabilitation


  • Honorary Research Fellow, GI Sciences, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
  • Academic & Clinical communication via: emilia.michou@manchester.ac.uk or 0044 7789165731 (UK)


  • Board Member Elected- European Society for Swallowing Disorders 2020- present


  1. Harding C, Bell N, Griffiths S, Michou E. A descriptive evaluation of early feeding development of infants in a local neonatal unit. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 2022, ISSN 1355-1841, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2022.11.018.
  2. van Hooren MRA, Baijens LWJ, Dijkman R, Kremer B, Michou E, Pilz W, Vos R. The effects of surface electrical stimulation plus voice therapy in Parkinson’s disease. J Laryngol Otol. 2022 Sep 14:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S0022215122002031.
  3. Everton LF, Benfield JK, Michou E, Hamdy S, Bath PM. Reliability of the Penetration-Aspiration Scale and Temporal and Clearance Measures in Poststroke Dysphagia: Videofluoroscopic Analysis From the Swallowing Treatment using Electrical Pharyngeal Stimulation Trial. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2022 Mar 8;65(3):858-868. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00083.
  4. Cosentino G, Avenali M, Schindler A, Pizzorni N, Montomoli C, Abbruzzese G, Antonini A, Barbiera F, Benazzo M, Benarroch EE, Bertino G, Cereda E, Clavè P, Cortelli P, Eleopra R, Ferrari C, Hamdy S, Huckabee ML, Lopiano L, Marchese Ragona R, Masiero S, Michou E, Occhini A, Pacchetti C, Pfeiffer RF, Restivo DA, Rondanelli M, Ruoppolo G, Sandrini G, Schapira AHV, Stocchi F, Tolosa E, Valentino F, Zamboni M, Zangaglia R, Zappia M, Tassorelli C, Alfonsi E. A multinational consensus on dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease: screening, diagnosis and prognostic value. J Neurol. 2022 Mar;269(3):1335-1352. doi: 10.1007/s00415-021-10739-8.
  5. Dziewas R., Michou E., Trapl-Grundschober M., Lal A., Arsava E.M., Bath P.M., Clavé P., Glahn J., Hamdy S., Pownall S., Schindler A., Walshe M., Wirth R., Wright D., Verin E. European Stroke Organisation and European Society for Swallowing Disorders guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of post-stroke dysphagia. Eur Stroke J. 2021 Sep;6(3): LXXXIX-CXV. doi: 10.1177/23969873211039721.
  6. Michou E., Hamdy S. Reversal of the effects of focal suppression on pharyngeal corticobulbar tracts by chemesthesis coupled with repeated swallowing. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 Nov 2: e14286. doi: 10.1111/nmo.14286.
  7. Mills CS, Michou E, King N, Bellamy MC, Siddle HJ, Brennan CA, Bojke C. Evidence for Above Cuff Vocalization in Patients With a Tracheostomy: A Systematic Review. Laryngoscope. 2022 Mar;132(3):600-611. doi: 10.1002/lary.29591.
  8. Speyer R, Cordier R, Kim JH, Cocks N, Michou E, Wilkes-Gillan S. Prevalence of drooling, swallowing, and feeding problems in cerebral palsy across the lifespan: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 Nov;61(11):1249-1258. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14316.
  9. Raginis-Zborowska A, Cheng I, Pendleton N, Payton A, Ollier W, Michou E, Hamdy S. Genetic influences on the variability of response to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in human pharyngeal motor cortex. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Jul;31(7):e13612. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13612.
  10. Nimmons D, Michou E, Jones M, Pendleton N, Horan M, Hamdy S. A Longitudinal Study of Symptoms of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in an Elderly Community-Dwelling Population. Dysphagia. 2016 Aug;31(4):560-6. doi: 10.1007/s00455-016-9715-9.
  11. Sawan T, Harris ML, Kobylecki C, Baijens L, van Hooren M, Michou E. Lung Function Testing On and Off Dopaminergic Medication in Parkinson’s Disease Patients With and Without Dysphagia. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2015 Nov 4;3(2):146-150. doi: 10.1002/mdc3.12251.
  12. Michou E, Williams S, Vidyasagar R, Downey D, Mistry S, Edden RA, Hamdy S. fMRI and MRS measures of neuroplasticity in the pharyngeal motor cortex. Neuroimage. 2015 Aug 15;117:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.007.
  13. Michou E, Hamdy S, Harris M, Vania A, Dick J, Kellett M, Rothwell J. Characterization of corticobulbar pharyngeal neurophysiology in dysphagic patients with Parkinson’s disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Dec;12(12):2037-45.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2014.03.020.
  14. Michou E, Hamdy S, Harris M, Vania A, Dick J, Kellett M, Rothwell J. Characterization of corticobulbar pharyngeal neurophysiology in dysphagic patients with Parkinson’s disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Dec;12(12):2037-45.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2014.03.020.
  15. Michou E, Mistry S, Rothwell J, Hamdy S. Priming pharyngeal motor cortex by repeated paired associative stimulation: implications for dysphagia neurorehabilitation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 May;27(4):355-62. doi: 10.1177/1545968312469837.


Title: The ACoUSTiC study,

Income: £420.000,

Source: ΝΙHR  UK (2018- present)