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Stuart Cleary, PhD, MS, BA

Associate Teaching Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Communication Sciences and Disorders

About Me

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

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.


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.


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.