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
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Speech pathologist, Allied Health, Neuroscientist, Researcher, Lecturer, Academic
Possible future job titles
Speech pathologist, Allied Health practitioner, Neuroscientist, rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation