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Paula Leslie is a professor and director of the Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology. She maintains full clinical licenses in the USA and UK where she is a Specialist Adviser to the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy in swallowing disorders. Her interests include the process of clinical decision making, health professionals' education and non-traditional routes to advanced clinical training. She publishes, provides support to researchers, and provides continuing education from grassroots to international level and across the health professions on complex clinical decision making, ethics and end of life decisions in vulnerable populations. She contributes to teaching in several programs in SHRS and the Medical School. Her honors include the Honors of the Association Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association DiCarlo Clinical Achievement Award, the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Clinical Achievement Award, and Fellow of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (UK).