Claire Mills

Claire Mills


I am a Research Fellow at the Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE). I was awarded an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2018 and began my PhD in June 2018. My research focuses on exploring the potential benefits of Above Cuff Vocalisation, a treatment for tracheostomised patients in critical care. 


  • MSc Thesis – University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (1st Class Honours)
  • PGDip in Speech and Language Therapy – City University, London, UK (Distinction)
  • BSc (Hons) in Biology – Imperial College, London, UK (2:1)

Professional memberships

  • Health Professions Council UK Registration Number: SL23919
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists UK Registration Number: RC0022925

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics