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Charn is a Lecturer in Speech Pathology within the School of Psychology and Social Science.
Charn is a qualified speech pathologist who has a clinical interest in working with people who stutter of all ages. She has worked for the Department of Health in early intervention and as a Speech Pathology Consultant for The Speak Easy Association of WA, a self-help group for people who stutter. Through her work with The Speak Easy Association, Charn coordinated a number of community-based projects funded by government bodies in Western Australia. Projects included service provision to adolescents who stutter, organisational capacity building projects, as well as a community history project celebrating 30 years of the Association since establishment.
Charn has been a sessional academic at Curtin University of Technology, The University of Western Australia and University of Notre Dame, the latter of which she was a Problem-Based Learning facilitator for their postgraduate medicine program. She is currently a rater for SpeechBITE, an international database that provides open access to a catalogue of Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy across the scope of Speech Pathology practice, and is a member of the committee of The Speak Easy Association of WA, and Speech Pathology Australia WA.