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Salisbury Team Profiles

Children born with a cleft lip and / or palate may face multiple health problems. Experience has shown that these problems are best supported by a team of specialists from many disciplines who work together with the family to provide for the social, emotional, psychological and educational needs of the child.

This means that, when you visit us, you may find yourself in a room with lots of clinicians – this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. If you feel uncomfortable with so many people in the room, please don’t be afraid to request that only key members of the team remain.

Marc Swan

I was appointed Clinical Director for the Spires Cleft Centre for both Oxford and Salisbury in January 2022. Having trained as a plastic surgeon within the Oxford Deanery, I undertook specialist cleft training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. I undertake the primary surgical […]

Surgeons
Marc Swan

Nefer Fallico

Originally from Italy, I completed my medical degree in 2010 with the highest honours at Sapienza University of Rome. I proceeded to specialise in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, graduating in 2017 with double distinction. Continuing my training in speciality areas, I have completed a dedicated cleft lip and palate surgery fellowship at Evelina London […]

Surgeons
Nefer Fallico

Ian Downie

I trained as a dentist in Liverpool. I moved south and, after working in Southampton and Salisbury, went to medical school in Southampton and graduated in 1981. I trained in general surgery before completing specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery on the South Coast Training Programme. I have been fortunate to spend time in […]

Surgeons
Ian Downie

Ginette Phippen

I am a speech and language therapist (SLT) and have worked with the Spires Cleft Centre team in Salisbury since 2002. I have worked as a speech and language therapist since 1989 and, before moving to Salisbury, enjoyed working with children and adults with learning disabilities. In 2013 I gained a Clinical Practice Doctorate from […]

Speech and language therapists
Ginette Phippen

Sandra Treslove

Before training as a speech and language therapist, I read Drama at Hull University. After working as an actor-musician for ten years, I changed direction and undertook a Speech and Communication Science degree at City University, London. In 2006 I began working at the Spires Cleft Centre and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Cleft Lip […]

Speech and language therapists
Sandra Treslove

Sonya Lidiard

Having qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2002, I originally worked with a broad spectrum of paediatric speech and language difficulties, before joining the Spires Cleft service in 2004. Between 2009 and 2016 I took a break from cleft palate and worked with adults with head and neck cancer and voice disorders, and […]

Speech and language therapists
Sonya Lidiard

Charlotte Mustoe

After qualifying from the University of Central England in Birmingham, I worked for 14½ years as a community paediatric speech and language therapist. My role included supporting children age 0-18 years with speech, language and communication needs – including speech and language delay and disorders, dysfluency/stammering and social communication difficulties. My specific areas of interest […]

Speech and language therapists
Charlotte Mustoe

Marcel Geyer

I am an ENT surgeon, and am passionate about helping patients of all ages with ear, nose and throat disorders. I am the current head of the ENT department at Salisbury and am ENT lead for the Spires Cleft service. I also work with the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Centre. I am privileged to […]

Surgeons Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department
Marcel Geyer

Mary Bussell

I am a consultant orthodontist working at Salisbury District Hospital. I joined the Spires Cleft team in 2018. I qualified as a dentist in 2004, and have undertaken further specialist training in orthodontics at Birmingham, East Grinstead and Guy’s Hospital in London. I am involved with the dental care of cleft patients from birth to […]

Orthodontists

Steven Berry

I have worked in the Spires Cleft Centre team since 2008 and have been the Network Service Manager for both Oxford and Salisbury since 2019. I am currently involved in the day to day running of the Spires Cleft Service, both operationally and clinically.

Administrative team

Hannah Cook

I have been a secretary with the Salisbury cleft team since August 2020 so am still fairly new to the department. I support the clinicians, liaise with patients and their families, co-ordinate clinics and surgery arrangements, as well as other key administrative tasks. I feel fortunate to work with such a dedicated team and every day […]

Administrative team
Hannah Cook

Louise Wallace

As the newest member of the admin team I’m still learning, but love talking to and occasionally meeting all the lovely families and consider myself very lucky to be part of such a supportive and knowledgeable team.

Administrative team
Louise Wallace

Tony Meacock

With the many challenges that cleft patients and their families face, I have the opportunity to speak up in a professional group to represent their best interests, including the quality of the healthcare delivered and the impact of long-term conditions. I bring my extensive business and family experience to the role. Feel free to contact […]

Patient and public involvement
Tony Meacock