Associate Member - Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald

Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Welcome to our newest Associate Member!

Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald is a clinically trained speech-language pathologist and an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Program with the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her current research focuses on understanding the physiological aspects of disordered swallowing in older adults. More specifically, her work centers on building a comprehensive and collaborative approach to dysphagia management in older adults, especially with those living with dementia. Her research also explores swallowing-related quality of life, management of dysphagia related caregiver burden and dysphagia management in long term care. In 2020 she was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Early Career Contributions in Research Award.

Interested in becoming a member? Email us at gilbrea@mcmaster.ca.