Dr. Catriona M. Steele is a clinician scientist working in the area of swallowing and swallowing disorders. She has a background as a medical speech-language pathologist and is Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory (www.steeleswallowinglab.ca) at the KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network. She is a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Professor Steele holds research funding from the National Institutes of Health (USA). Her current research focuses on the impact of food texture and liquid consistency on swallowing physiology and on rehabilitative interventions for dysphagia.