- A highly experienced speech pathologist, researcher, project manager and educator, with particular expertise working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Strength areas include: transforming and innovating learning and clinical resources, information, and experiences for distinct audiences; rigorous quantitative and qualitative research skills; and developing relationships with people and understanding their contexts.
- Highly developed communication and teamwork skills with a proven track record in facilitating engagement in research and clinical projects.
- Strong project management capabilities with highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and drive innovative solutions.
- Systematic and organised with a keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities to meet deadlines.
- Hands-on, approachable and flexible with a strong focus on person- and family-centred care and a commitment to ethical practices.
- A developing focus and passion for justice issues for people with communication difficulties and making information and resources accessible to support decision-making and participation.
- 1993 – Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). The University of Queensland
- 1999 – PhD (Speech Pathology). University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- 2021 – Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
Service and memberships
- Speech Pathology Australia – Certified Practising Member
- Speech Pathology Australia Ethics Board – Elected Member
- International Journal of Speech Language Pathology – Associate Editor
- Speech Pathology Australia – 2021 National Tour presenter
Other Qualifications and Achievements
- 2020 – Griffith University Teaching Excellence Award
- 2017 – QUT Academic Prize – Socio-Legal Research
- 2016 – New Colombo Plan Scholarship (DFAT) Taungoo University, Myanmar
- 2015 – Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- 2014 – National Health Education and Training in Simulation Program
- 2011 – National Mediator Accreditation Assessment, Bond University
- 2010 – Basic Mediation Theory and Skills Training, Bond University
- Research and professional project roles:
- Current: Information Linkages and Capacity Building project, Speech Pathology Australia
- Current: Early Years Footprint Project (Language and literacy outcomes of urban Indigenous children). Queensland Department of Education
- Laying the Foundation for Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research in Child Health and Disability, Menzies Health Institute Queensland
- Effective Decision-Making Support for People with Cognitive Disability Project, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT
- Enabling Clinical Supervision Skills Project – http://www.ClinEdAus.org.au School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University
- National Health and Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research
- Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology, Pearson Clinical and University of Newcastle upon Tyne
- Queensland University Inventory of Literacy project, University of Queensland
- Competency Based Occupational Standards project, Australian Association of Speech and Hearing
- Academic (teaching and research) roles:
- Current: Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Griffith University
- Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Griffith University
- Lecturer, Department of Speech, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- Sessional clinical educator, problem-based and simulated learning facilitator, lecturer, tutor – University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Griffith University and Australian Catholic University
- Current: Professional supervision
- Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, West Cumbria NHS Trust, UK
- Private Practice
- Ordinary Member, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland
- Ordinary Member, Children’s Services Tribunal, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland