Imperial College London

Dr Margaret Coffey

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3313 0152margaret.coffey10




South WingCharing Cross Campus





Dr Margaret Coffey is a Speech and Language Therapist with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia arising from multiple aetiologies.  She is especially interested in the rehabilitation of communication and swallowing after Laryngectomy and other Head and Neck cancers, the use of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in multidisciplinary clinical practice and evidence based management of dysphagia.  Margaret has developed her clinical skills working in recognised centres of excellence in both the UK and the USA.   Margaret completed a NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship in 2013 and a post doctoral fellowship in 2017.  She has published in leading peer reviewed journals on the field.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Devabalan Y, Malik A, Coffey M, et al., 2020, Video laryngoscope-guided (GlideScope (R)) injection of botulinum toxin in laryngectomy patients with limited neck extension, Clinical Otolaryngology, Vol:46, ISSN:1749-4478, Pages:116-118

Dawson C, Roe J, Starmer H, et al., 2020, Patient advocacy in head and neck cancer: Realities, challenges and the role of the multi-disciplinary team, Clinical Otolaryngology & Allied Sciences, Vol:45, ISSN:0307-7772, Pages:437-444

Coffey M, Tolley N, Howard D, et al., 2018, An investigation of reliability of the Sunderland Tracheosophageal Voice Perceptual Scale, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, Vol:71, ISSN:1021-7762, Pages:16-23

Coffey M, Tolley N, Howard D, et al., 2018, Evaluating the effect of different voice prostheses on alaryngeal voice quality, Laryngoscope, Vol:128, ISSN:0023-852X, Pages:2460-2466

Coffey MM, Tolley N, Howard D, et al., 2018, Double Blind Study Investigating the Effect of Different Voice Prostheses on Ease of Swallowing and Residue Post Laryngectomy., Dysphagia, Vol:33, ISSN:1432-0460, Pages:616-626

Coffey MM, Tolley N, Howard D, et al., 2018, An Investigation of the Post-laryngectomy Swallow Using Videofluoroscopy and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)., Dysphagia, Vol:33, ISSN:1432-0460, Pages:369-379

Clarke P, Radford K, Coffey M, et al., 2016, Speech and swallow rehabilitation in head and neck cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines, Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol:130, ISSN:0022-2151, Pages:S176-S180

Coffey M, Edels Y, Clarke P, Problem solving after complications of tracheo-oesophageal valve (voice prosthesis) insertion, Journal of Ent Masterclass

Coffey M, Tolley N, 2015, Swallowing after laryngectomy, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Vol:23, ISSN:1068-9508, Pages:202-208

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