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Abby Foster

Allied Health Research Advisor, Monash Health; Adjunct senior lecturer, La Trobe University; Adjunct research fellow, School of Primary & Allied Health Care, Monash University

Abby is a speech pathologist with extensive experience providing speech pathology services in the Australian public health sector. She works at Monash Health and holds honorary appointments at La Trobe and Monash Universities. She completed her doctoral studies in 2016 through The University of Queensland. Her research and clinical interests lie in the acute management of post-stroke aphasia, the lived experience of acquired communication disability, the intersection between speech pathology and social justice, and the use of qualitative methodologies. She is passionate about supporting clinicians to engage with and implement evidence-based practice, with the aim of improving patient outcomes and experience


  • 2020–present
    Allied Health Research Advisor, Monash Health
  • 2018–present
    Adjunct lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2019–present
    Adjunct research fellow, Monash University


  • 2016 
    The University of Queensland, PhD