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Speech Pathology PhD Unit Set


Speech Pathology at ECU focusses particularly on clinically relevant and translatable investigations related to communication disorders across the lifespan.

Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor, however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Communication disorders caused by brain injury: aphasia, aphasic discourse analysis; screening and assessment procedures; Neuro-rehabilitation: early intervention, therapy fidelity, communication enhanced environments; discourse treatment, therapy interactions; Brain injury in Aboriginal populations: cultural security, culturally secure rehabilitation, yarning therapy, culturally secure screening and assessment procedures; Clinical education: e-portfolios, reflective practice, professional identity; Developmental communication disorders: stuttering, autism, speech and language delay and disorder, alternative and augmentative communication.

Special entry requirements

It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the Applying for a Research Degree website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online


Important notes

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Speech pathologist, Allied Health, Neuroscientist, Researcher, Lecturer, Academic

Possible future job titles

Speech pathologist, Allied Health practitioner, Neuroscientist, rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation

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