Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology and Speech Pathologist., Curtin University

I am a part-time lecturer in the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology and Course Coordinator of the Graduate Entry Masters (GEM) Speech Pathology program at Curtin University. I have coordinated and lectured within 20 undergraduate and postgraduate units in paediatric speech, language, feeding and swallowing over the past five years. I am an early carer researcher specialising in infant feeding, swallowing disorders in children, tongue-tie, and paediatric speech and language development. I continue to work part-time in a clinical role working with infants and children with feeding and swallowing difficulties. I thoroughly enjoy engaging in demand-driven research to discover creative solutions to clinical problems and teaching current evidence-based assessment and intervention practices to the next generation of speech pathologists.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Course Coordinator (Master of Speech Pathology), Curtin University
  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, Curtin University
  • 2019–present
    Speech Pathologist, Straight Talk Speech Pathology
  • 2013–2019
    Director/Speech Pathologist, Smart Speech Pathology
  • 2009–2015
    Sessional Academic, Curtin University
  • 2007–2009
    Professional Manager of Paediatric Speech & Language , Royal Free Hospital, London
  • 2006–2006
    Speech Pathologist, Northwick Park Hospital Primary Care Trust, London
  • 2001–2005
    A/Senior Speech Pathologist & Speech Pathologist, Princess Margaret Hospital
  • 2001–2003
    Speech Pathologist, Therapy Focus
  • 2002–2003
    Senior Project Officer, Therapy Focus

Education

  • 2008 
    Curtin University, Doctor of Philosophy (Human Communication Science)
  • 2000 
    Curtin University, Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science)

Publications

  • 2020
    I remember when…’ The Role of Reminiscence Therapy on Discourse Production in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • 2020
    Speech production in young children with tongue-tie, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • 2019
    "Investigating Tongue Strength and Endurance in Children Aged 6 to 11 Years, Dysphagia

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA), United Kingdom
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP), Speech Pathology Australia
  • Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties (ASTLiT)
  • International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP)