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Professor Whitworth was previously Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health at Curtin University and is Editor-in-Chief of the main discipline journal in Australia, the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

She trained at Curtin University and was awarded her PhD from Newcastle University in the UK, where she worked for 20 years, heading up the Speech and Hearing Sciences prior to returning to Curtin University.

She co-authored the textbook, A Cognitive Neuropsychological Approach to the Assessment and Intervention in Aphasia (Whitworth, Webster, & Howard, 2005, 2014). The book has been translated in several languages and is a key text in many speech pathology courses across Australia, Europe, the UK and the United States.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, University of Tasmania