RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

I have a passion for innovative research that addresses the needs of clients and translates into clinical practice.

My areas of interest are:

  • dysphagia screening and referral pathways, and

  • the use of video and tabletop games as assessment and therapy tools.

I continue to seek opportunities with universities, research institutes, and service providers to conduct research related to speech pathology practice. If you are interested in collaborating, have a research opportunity, or would like to know more, please feel free to get in contact.

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RESEARCH

The development and validation of a dysphagia screening tool for residential aged care (Current)

Brightwater

Using Minecraft as an assessment and therapy tool for social skills and executive functioning, Pilot Study (2018)

Rocky Bay

Using video and tabletop games to increase social interaction in adolescents and young adults with ASD, Pilot Study (2017)

Rocky Bay

Evaluating the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Dysphagia Screening Tool Through Nurse Perspectives, Thesis (2016)

Armadale Health Service

RESEARCH GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

The Don Hutchison Scholarship, (2020)

Brightwater Care Group