Dr Lisa Furlong is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in Speech Pathology at Flinders University.
Lisa is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury's Child Well-being Research Institute having been involved in supporting implementation of the Better Start Literacy Approach and Advancing Successful Literacy Achievement Approach in New Zealand primary schools. Lisa is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Education and Science of Language and Reading Lab (SOLAR Lab) at La Trobe University.
Lisa's research interests focus on speech-language pathologists' delivery of face-to-face and telepractice literacy interventions, policy and practice related to evidence-based reading and spelling instruction in primary school settings and, educators' and allied health professionals' engagement with the Science of Reading. Lisa's research also focuses on technology-based speech therapy including mobile health applications and telepractice, to facilitate service access for children with communication difficulties.
Lisa is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia and a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association. She has more than eleven years of clinical experience working in the private sector with preschool and school-aged children, primarily supporting children with literacy learning difficulties.
PhD (Speech Pathology): La Trobe University
Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (First Class Honours): University of Canterbury
Preschool, school-aged and adolescent language and literacy development, assessment and intervention.
Technology-based speech therapy including telepractice and mobile health applications