Associate Professor Stacie Attrill

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (7E:557)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Stacie is the Director of Teaching Programs (Registered Health Professions) in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology. Her primary research interests are in health professional placement education; and learning outcomes for international students in health professional education, which were topics explored in her PhD (University of Sydney). Stacie is also involved in research projects investigating health professional service outcomes for people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and her clinical research explores mealtime experiences for people with swallowing difficulties. Stacie is a member of the Prideaux Centre for Health Professions Education, and was previously a Course Coordinator in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.


PhD (University of Sydney) 2017: Thesis entitled - "International students in Speech-Language Pathology professional placements: experiences, competency development and outcomes".

Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Flinders University) 2008

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Flinders University) 2000

Stacie is currently enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Arts, majoring in Japanese language studies (University of New England).

Honours, awards and grants


2015 FMNHS Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award: Attrill, S., Wray, A. Kortman, B. Facilitating a high quality Foundation Placement Education Workshop for health professionals providing clinical education.


2019 Brebner, C, Crouch, R, & Attrill, S.'Enabling the allied workforce providing NDIS funded services to develop business strategies' Department of Industry and Skills $54,000

2018 Attrill, S. 'Decision making about swallowing and communication in Motor Neuron Disease: a framework to support individuals, carers, families and health practitioners' Flinders University CNHS Near Miss Award- $20,000

2018 Speech Pathology Australia New Research Grant 'Being a culturally and linguistically diverse speech pathologist in Australia: exploring practice experiences and perspectives' - $15,000

2017 Department of State Development project grant ‘Building allied health workforce for NDIS funded service delivery’ - $467,044

2017 Attrill, S., Brebner, C., Lind, C, & Wray, A. 'Mutual learning: intercultural skills and knowledge developed through supervising culturally and linguistically diverse students in health professional placements'. Prideaux Centre for Health Professional Education - $10,000.

2009 Community Benefit SA Grant (SA Government Department of Family and Community) - $12,000 "Teaming up to enhance the communication skills of disadvantaged children".

External Consultancy

2017 Hewat, S., Walters, J., Hill, A., Penman, A., Arnott, S., Attrill, S., Lewis, A., Nichols, R. Clinical Education in Australia project. Speech Pathology Australia - $52, 338.

2014 'Clinical supervision skills initiative', Health Workforce Australia (HWA). $31,800 Contracted to Attrill, S., Kortman, B. & Wray, A.

Research Awards

2018 Flinders University CNHS Publication Award scheme (ECR category) - $1,500

Invited Presentations

2018 Invited research seminar & workshop: 'Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students in professional placements: experiences, competency development and outcomes' - University of Canterbury; University of Auckland, New Zealand.

2017 Education roundtable international panel: Speech-Language Pathology Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Asia-Pacific Conference of Speech-Language and Hearing. Narita, Japan

Key responsibilities

In her role as Teaching Program Director (Health Professions), Stacie works across the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and with each of the Teaching Sections to promote quality in curriculum and teaching delivery, and innovative approaches that enhance student learning. She has a specific interest in professional placement education and internationalisation. Stacie's PhD (University of Sydney) investigated placement experiences and competency development of international students in Speech Pathology.

Teaching interests

Stacie's teaching interests span topics including clinical education; professional practice issues; adults with complex communication and swallowing needs, ICF, ethical practice and rehabilitation. She is passionate about clinical education, speech pathology competency development and health professional workforce development. Stacie's teaching also includes clinical education theory and practice, and the development of professional identity, and transition to practice.

Topic coordinator
SPTH4902 Speech Pathology Practicum 4
SPTH7003 Honours Speech Pathology Practicum 4
SPTH4901 Speech Pathology Practicum 3
SPTH3906 Clinical Skills and Practice
SPTH3908 Complex Disorders (Adult)
SPTH1104 Introduction to Clinical Skills and Practice 1
Topic lecturer
SPTH4720 Transition to Professional Practice
SPTH2302B Issues in Professional Practice 2B
SPTH3304A Issues in Professional Practice 3A
SPTH2101 Neuroscience of Speech
SPTH9128 Clinical Skills and Practice 4
SPTH3903 Speech Pathology Practicum 1
SPTH3904 Speech Pathology Practicum 2
Supervisory interests
CALD, culturally and linguistically diverse, needs
Clinical education
Dementia care, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Health professional education
Qualitative research methodology
Rehabilitation and aged care
Work integrated learning, medical and allied health
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Dysphagia in Motor Neuron Disease (1), Health Professional Education (3), Health practitioner workforce development (1)
Further information

2017 - 2019 Teaching Program Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2016 - 2018 Chair, Asia-Pacific Education Collaboration - Speech-Language Pathology (APEC-SLP)

2017 Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Member, Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education

Member, Australia & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education

Member, Speech Pathology Australia (CPSP)

Board Experience

2012 - 2014 Director (Board member), Speech Pathology Australia

Relevant Professional Experience

2017 Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology

2007 - 2017 Clinical Education Coordinator, & Speech Pathology lecturer, Flinders University

2006 - 2007 Casual Speech Pathology lecturer, Flinders University

2004 - 2006 Snr Speech Pathologist, Lyell McEwin Hospital

2003 - 2004 Speech Pathologist, Flinders Medical Centre

2001 - 2003 Snr Speech Pathologist, Metropolitan Domiciliary Care