Professor of Speech Pathology, University of Technology Sydney

Professor Bronwyn Hemsley is a speech pathologist with a clinical and research interest in the use of communication technologies and e-health innovation to improve the care and communication of people with communication disability with their family members and healthcare providers. From 2014-2017 she held a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) examining the use of Twitter by people with severe communication disability, and presently leads two National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants on the My Health Record and Keeping People with Communication Disability Safe in Hospital.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Professor/Head of Discipline, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2012–2017
    Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle
  • 2009–2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2008–2009
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2004–2008
    PhD Candidate NHMRC Training Fellowship, The University of Sydney

Education

  • 2008 
    The University of Sydney, PhD Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • 1988 
    The University of Sydney, B.App.Sc Speech Pathology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records for Young Adults with Severe Communication Disability
    Role:
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2014
    Tweet Reach: Using Twitter to Increase Information Exchange in People with Communication Disabilities
    Role:
    DECRA Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2013
    Keeping People with Communication Disability Safe in Hospital
    Role:
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council Australia

Honours

Honorary Senior Research Associate, University College London, UK.