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Dr Samantha Jefferson (MBBS, MA, MRCP) - personal details

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Dr Samantha Jefferson

Role: Honorary Research Fellow

Tel: 0161 206 4424


GI Sciences

Clinical Sciences Building

Hope Hospital


M6 8HD

Fax: 0161 206 1495




I am currently a clinical research fellow in the department of GI Sciences, based at Hope Hospital in Salford. I started my medical course at Cambridge University, where i also obtained a degree in Neuroscience and then completed my clinical training at St Georges Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1999. I then worked as a junior doctor in many hospitals around the north west before taking up my current research post at the University of Manchester in November 2004. 

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Member of the Physiological Society

Member of the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology



I am currently working towards an PhD and am due to submit in 2008


2003 Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London


1999 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London


1997 Master of Arts (Neuroscience), Cambridge University


1995 Bachelor of Arts (Neuroscience), Cambridge University


I work in the department of GI Sciences in the school of translational medicine. My interests are neuroplasticity, the pathophysiology of swallowing and its neural control. I am currently using a number of neurostimulation techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation, to investigate the cortical control of swallowing in healthy human subjects. I am also keen to improve the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia post stroke by using various forms of neurostimulation and am recruiting such patients for a trial at present.



Neurology module for Speech and Language therapy with students at University of Manchester.

MRCP PACES teaching.