PhD Candidate in Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

Nathaniel Swain is a PhD Candidate and Speech Pathologist trained at the University of Melbourne. He is an NHMRC postgraduate scholar and is also a trained performing artist, teacher, and choreographer. Nathaniel works clinically in a practice for young people with communication, social and/or educational needs. Nathaniel is very much interested in Youth Justice & Language Disorder, Adolescent Language, Communication Competence, Mental Health & Communication, and Language/Literacy.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–present
    Speech-Language Pathologist, Gameplan


  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Speech Pathology
  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts


  • 2015
    Assessing early communication skills at 12 months: a retrospective study of Autism Spectrum Disorder, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Speech pathology intervention for young offenders with language impairment
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Research Areas

  • Linguistic Processes (Incl. Speech Production And Comprehension) (170204)
  • Language Studies Not Elsewhere Classified (200399)
  • Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment And Rehabilitation (160202)
  • Education (13)