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Associate professor Allied Health, Western Sydney University

Elise works collaboratively across Western Sydney University and South Western Sydney Local Health District, developing and leading programs of research with allied health clinicians and researchers. She is engaged in higher degree research supervision and teaching. As a speech pathologist, Elise is also interested in research focused on optimizing outcomes for young children with communication disorders, particularly speech sound orders.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Western Sydney University
  • 2016–2020
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2001–2015
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 1999–2000
    Associate lecturer, The University of Sydney


  • 2001 
    The University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1993 
    The University of Sydney, B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology) ( Hons 1)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Little Kids, Big Talk, Wide Applications.
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)
  • 2013
    A sound start: Innovative technology to promote speech and pre-literacy skills in at-risk preschoolers
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Speech Pathology Australia

Research Areas

  • Early Childhood Education (Excl. Maori) (130102)
  • Rehabilitation And Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)