Dr. Ivy Cheng is an Assistant Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and a visiting professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. She specialises in swallowing neurophysiology and dysphagia. Ivy obtained her PhD from the University of Hong Kong and received further training as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. In 2023, she was awarded the Women in Research (WiRe) Fellowship at the University of Münster, Germany.
Ivy's primary research interests include neural control mechanisms of swallowing and the role of neuroplasticity in dysphagia rehabilitation. Her research revolves around utilizing neurostimulation techniques to enhance neuroplasticity in dysphagia rehabilitation. She is committed to promoting evidence-based clinical practice in this field.
As the General Secretary of the European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD), Ivy actively involves in raising awareness about dysphagia and educating the public about dysphagia care. Her research has culminated in the publication of over 25 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book chapters and conference proceedings and presentations. She frequently serves as a keynote and invited speaker at international conferences and contributes as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals.