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Stuart Cleary, PhD, MS, BA

Associate 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
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S)

Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor- Division of Neurology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Stuart is a member of the Executive Committee and the Special Interest Group on Aging in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He also serves on the Advanced Practice Committee for the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Ongoing peer mentoring is provided to SLP's pursuing board certification through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.


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 graduate course in Anatomy and Physiology and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Cleary  is responsible for supervising graduate student research projects in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is also a facilitator in Interprofessional Health Care Team Development (IntD410) course in the Palliative Care Stream. For the past 15 years he has run the Head & Neck Cadaver Lab teaching program in the Medical Sciences Building for the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.