While she was still studying at Christ Church, Natalie secured a post as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in a specialist college for adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. She stayed until 2016, when she moved to fulfil her dream of working in the Caribbean.
When she started her role in Tobago, she was one of only three (later four) SLTs on the island. She undertook work across the SLT field whilst maintaining the specialisms in Learning Disability and Dysphagia that she had developed at University. As one of two SLTs in the only hospital she was often asked to conduct training or give talks and appeared several times on television.
Natalie has been back in the UK since 2019. She is currently Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Specialist in Young People in Transition within a South London Community Learning Disabilities Team. She spends two days a week working in a local SEN secondary school, and the remaining three in the adult team, working with young people and adults with speech, language and swallowing difficulties. Building on her success, and given her experience in training, Natalie now champions increased representation from BAME cultures within the SLT profession, most recently writing an article on this in the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Bulletin.