I am a balanced academic in the Speech Pathology Department, College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
My teaching responsibilities include topic coordinating for SPTH1202 Introduction to Research Methods in Speech Pathology and SPTH3907 Complex Disorders of Childhood.
My research focuses on supporting interventions that enable communication participation. A research focus which is situated within the Better Communities theme of the Caring Futures Institute within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. I recently completed my PhD which investigated the effects of a peer e-mentoring intervention on participation in online conversation for young people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
2020 Doctor of Philosophy
2002 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons)
2019 International Pursuit Award (3rd Prize) PhD Students Improving the Lives of Kids with Disabilities (Awarded by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto, Canada).
2013 Telstra TJA Christopher Newell 2nd Prize for worldwide best paper
2012 Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association Conference 2nd Prize for 'Developments, improvements & innovations in service delivery to AT users' for "Internet for Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities"
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