Biography

About Shelagh Davies

photo: Shelagh Davies

Shelagh Davies

Shelagh has a Master of Science degree in Speech and Audiological Sciences from the University of British Columbia, an Honours BA in English and Drama from Queen’s University at Kingston, and two diplomas in Speech Arts, from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and the Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, Alberta. She is also certified to administer the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program – a speech/voice treatment program specifically designed for people with Parkinson ’s disease.

For the past 25 years Shelagh has been in private practice, specializing in the care of the voice. She has lectured nationally and internationally, including seminars and workshops in locations as diverse as Singapore and Crete. She is also a frequent presenter in schools, universities, colleges and voice training programs throughout British Columbia. Shelagh is Clinical Associate Professor and clinical researcher in the School of Speech and Audiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She also provides speech and voice training to transsexual women through the Transgender Health Information Program of British Columbia.

Prior to establishing her own practice, Shelagh worked in hospitals with people who had suffered strokes, neurological disorders, brain injury and throat cancer. She developed the speech-language services program at Lions Gate Hospital and Burnaby General Hospital, and has worked in a number of other acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care settings.

Shelagh’s connections to the scientific and artistic worlds of voice include:

  • Registered member, College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia
  • Member, BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Certified member, Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Certification in the administration of the LSVT program, a speech/voice training program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association
  • Member, Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Past Member, Standing Committee for Voice and Communication, World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Member, Vancouver Bach Choir
  • Service Provider, Transgender Health Information Program of BC