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Associate Professor Deborah Hersh

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2563
Email: d.hersh@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.537  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2466-0225

Associate Professor in Speech Pathology and Coordinator of the Speech Pathology Honours Program in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • SPE2210 Impact of Communication and Swallowing Disorders
  • SPE2106 Treatment Principles
  • SPE3128 Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • SPE3110 Professional Issues in Speech Pathology
  • SPE5102 Preparation of Honours Thesis Proposal
  • SPE5104 Honours Research Project

Background

Deborah Hersh, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology and is a Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia. She has 30 years of clinical and research experience in speech pathology in the UK and Australia. She has published and presented extensively in aphasia rehabilitation,  person-centred practice, and qualitative research methodologies in communication disorders. Her research has included discharge from aphasia therapy, professional client relationships, clinical ethics, group work, rehabilitation goal setting and acquired communication disorder in Aboriginal Australians following stroke and brain injury. Deborah presents her work nationally and internationally including invited keynotes. She was a CI on the NHMRC-funded Missing Voices research exploring experiences of, and services for, Aboriginal Australians after stroke and brain injury, and is now a CI with the NHMRC Partnership grant: Enhancing rehabilitation services for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury, and the Lowitja grant “Yarning Together”. She is also a CI with the LUNA research team, funded by the UK Stroke Foundation and based at City, University of London. Deborah is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and served on the Editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. She has been a guest editor for Aphasiology.

In 1995, Deborah established the Talkback Group Programme for Aphasia, and the Talkback Association for Aphasia in 1999, now Aphasia SA. She was awarded life membership in 2009. She currently is Deputy Chair of the Australian Aphasia Association, taking up the Chairperson’s role in September 2020. Deborah is an affiliate of the NHMRC CRE Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation and was involved in the development of the Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway (http://www.aphasiapathway.com.au/). She was also a member of the expert working party for the development of the Stroke Foundation 2010 Clinical Guidelines, for their 2017 revision, and with their current Living Guidelines revisions. Deborah contributed to their Enable Me website (https://enableme.org.au/).

Deborah is a nationally recognised teacher and gained an AAUT National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2019. She supervises postgraduate research at Masters and PhD level and coordinates the Speech Pathology Honours program at ECU. She holds an Adjunct position in Public Health at Flinders University.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Speech Pathology Association of Australia (FSPAA)
  • Deputy Chair, Australian Aphasia Association
  • Life Member, Talkback Association for Aphasia Inc.
  • Member, Aphasia WA
  • Associate Member: Indigenous Allied Health Association
  • Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP)

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019: AAUT National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2015: ECU Vice Chancellor’s Staff Award: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
  • 2009: Life membership of Talkback Association for Aphasia, Inc. “for exceptional services to the Talkback Association for Aphasia, Inc.”
  • 2003: Fellowship, Speech Pathology Association of Australia,
  • 1999: Australian Postgraduate Award

Research Areas and Interests

  • Experiences of aphasia treatment termination for clients, families and clinicians
  • Assessment and goal setting in aphasia rehabilitation
  • Interactions with people with aphasia in acute care
  • Experiences of acquired communication disorders for Aboriginal Australians after stroke and traumatic brain injury
  • Group approaches for people with aphasia and families
  • Social approaches, empowerment, and human rights in aphasia
  • Ethics and PPI in aphasia
  • The therapeutic relationship and professional boundaries
  • Qualitative research methodologies in speech pathology

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Flinders University of South Australia, 2003.
  • Master of Science with Distinction in Human Communication, England, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Schience - Honours in Speech Pathology, England, 1989.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Bright, F., Attrill, S., Hersh, D. (2021). Therapeutic relationships in aphasia rehabilitation: Using sociological theories to promote critical reflexivity. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 56(2), 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12590.
  • Dipper, L., Marshall, J., Boyle, M., Hersh, D., Botting, N., Cruice, M. (2021). Creating a Theoretical Framework to Underpin Discourse Assessment and Intervention in Aphasia. Brain Sciences, 11(2), Article 183. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11020183.

Journal Articles

  • Panda, S., Whitworth, A., Hersh, D., Biedermann, B. (2020). “Giving yourself some breathing room. . .”: an exploration of group meditation for people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 2020(Article in press), 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1819956.
  • Balchin, R., Hersh, D., Grantis, J., Godfrey, M. (2020). “Ode to confidence”: Poetry groups for dysarthria in multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(3), 347-358. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2020.1739333.
  • Hersh, D., Armstrong, B. (2020). Information, communication, advocacy, and complaint: how the spouse of a man with aphasia managed his discharge from hospital. Aphasiology, 2020(Article in press), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1765304.
  • Armstrong, B., McAllister, M., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J., Thompson, S., Coffin, J., Flicker, L., Woods, D., Hayward, C., Ciccone, N. (2020). A screening tool for acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal Australians after brain injury: lessons learned from the pilot phase. Aphasiology, 34(11), 1388-1412. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2019.1678107.
  • Cruice, M., Botting, N., Marshall, J., Boyle, M., Hersh, D., Pritchard, M., Dipper, L. (2020). UK speech and language therapists' views and reported practices of discourse analysis in aphasia rehabilitation. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 55(3), 417-442. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12528.
  • Dipper, L., Marshall, J., Boyle, M., Botting, N., Hersh, D., Pritchard, M., Cruice, M. (2020). Treatment for improving discourse in aphasia: a systematic review and synthesis of the evidence base. Aphasiology, 2020(Article in press), 1-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1765305.

Journal Articles

  • Esgin, T., Hersh, D., Rowley, K., Gilroy, J., Newton, R. (2019). Indigenous research methodologies: decolonizing the Australian sports sciences. Health Promotion International, 34(6), 1231-1240. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/day076.
  • Armstrong, B., Coffin, J., Hersh, D., Katznellenbogen, J., Thompson, S., Ciccone, N., Flicker, L., Woods, D., Hayward, C., Dowell, C., McAllister, M. (2019). “You felt like a prisoner in your own self, trapped”: the experiences of Aboriginal people with acquired communication disorders. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019(Article in press), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1686073.
  • Nang, C., Reynolds, V., Hersh, D., Andrews, C., Humphries, O. (2019). The experiences of migrants to Australia who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 62(December 2019), Article number: 105723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2019.105723.
  • Armstrong, B., Coffin, J., McAllister, M., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J., Thompson, S., Ciccone, N., Flicker, L., Cross, N., Arabi, L., Woods, D., Hayward, C. (2019). ‘I’ve got to row the boat on my own, more or less’: aboriginal australian experiences of traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 20(2), 120-136. https://doi.org/10.1017/BrImp.2019.19.
  • Ciccone, N., Armstrong, B., Hersh, D., Adams, M., McAllister, M. (2019). The Wangi (talking) project: A feasibility study of a rehabilitation model for aboriginal people with acquired communication disorders after stroke. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21(3), 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2019.1595146.
  • Wallace, S., Worrall, L., Rose, T., Le Dorze, G., Breitenstein, C., Hilari, K., Babbitt, E., Bose, A., Brady, M., Cherney, L., Copland, D., Cruice, M., Enderby, P., Hersh, D., Howe, T., Kelly, H., Kiran, S., Laska, A., Marshall, J., Nicholas, M., Patterson, J., Pearl, G., Rochon, E., Rose, M., Sage, K., Small, S., Webster, J. (2019). A core outcome set for aphasia treatment research: The ROMA consensus statement. International Journal of Stroke, 14(2), 180-185. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493018806200.
  • Hersh, D., Armstrong, B., McAllister, M., Ciccone, N., Katzenellenbogen, J., Coffin, J., Thompson, S., Hayward, C., Flicker, L., Woods, D. (2019). General practitioners’ perceptions of their communication with Australian Aboriginal patients with acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Patient Education and Counseling, 102(12), 2310-2317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.07.029.
  • Bickford, J., Coveney, J., Baker, J., Hersh, D. (2019). Validating the Changes to Self-identity After Total Laryngectomy. Cancer Nursing, 42(4), 314-322. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000610.
  • Booth, S., Armstrong, B., Taylor, C., Hersh, D. (2019). Communication access: is there some common ground between the experiences of people with aphasia and speakers of English as an additional language?. Aphasiology, 33(8), 996-1018. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2018.1512078.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D., Wood, P., Armstrong, B. (2018). Informal aphasia assessment, interaction and the development of the therapeutic relationship in the early period after stroke. Aphasiology, 32(8), 876-901. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2017.1381878.
  • Hersh, D. (2018). From individual to global: Human rights and aphasia. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 39-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2018.1397749.
  • Katzenellenbogen, J., Atkins, E., Thompson, S., Hersh, D., Coffin, J., Flicker, L., Hayward, C., Ciccone, N., Woods, D., Greenland, M., McAllister, M., Armstrong, B. (2018). Missing Voices: Profile, Extent, and 12-Month Outcomes of Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injury in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Adults in Western Australia Using Linked Administrative Records. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 33(6), 412-423. https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000371.
  • Nang, C., Hersh, D., Milton, K., Lau, SR. (2018). The Impact of Stuttering on Development of Self-Identity, Relationships, and Quality of Life in Women Who Stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(3S), 1244-1258. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-ODC11-17-0201.
  • Bickford, J., Coveney, J., Baker, J., Hersh, D. (2018). Self‐expression and identity after total laryngectomy: Implications for support. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 27(11), 2638-2644. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4818.
  • Bickford, J., Coveney, J., Baker, J., Hersh, D. (2018). Support following total laryngectomy: Exploring the concept from different perspectives. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(3), article no.e12848. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12848.

Journal Articles

  • Penn, C., Armstrong, B., Brewer, K., Purves, B., McAllister, M., Hersh, D., Godecke, E., Ciccone, N., Lewis, A. (2017). De-colonizing Speech-Language Pathology practice in acquired neurogenic disorders. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 2(3), 91-99. https://doi.org/10.1044/persp2.SIG2.91.
  • Armstrong, B., McKay, G., Hersh, D. (2017). Assessment and treatment of aphasia in Aboriginal Australians: Linguistic considerations and broader implications for cross-cultural practice. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 19(1), 27-34.
  • Armstrong, B., Ciccone, N., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J., Coffin, J., Thompson, S., Flicker, L., Hayward, C., Woods, D., McAllister, M. (2017). Development of the Aboriginal Communication Assessment After Brain Injury (ACAABI): a screening tool for identifying acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal Australians. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(3), 297-308. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2017.1290136.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D., Godecke, E., Armstrong, B., Ciccone, N., Bernhardt, J. (2016). “Ward Talk”: nurses' interaction with people with and without aphasia in the very early period poststroke. Aphasiology, 30(5), 609-628. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2014.933520.
  • Hersh, D., Ciccone, N. (2016). Predicting potential for aphasia rehabilitation: The role of judgments of motivation. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 18(1), 3-7.
  • Hersh, D. (2016). Therapy in transit: managing aphasia in the early period post stroke. Aphasiology, 30(5), 509-516. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2015.1137555.
  • Katzenellenbogen, J., Atkins, E., Thompson, S., Hersh, D., Coffin, J., Flicker, L., Hayward, C., Ciccone, N., Woods, D., McAllister, M., Armstrong, B. (2016). Missing Voices: Profile and extent of acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adult stroke survivors in Western Australia using linked administrative records. International Journal of Stroke, 11(1), 103-116. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493015607521.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D. (2015). Hopeless, sorry, hopeless: Co-constructing narratives of care with people who have aphasia post-stroke. Topics in Language Disorders, 35(3), 219-236. https://doi.org/10.1097/TLD.0000000000000060.
  • Ilich, K., Hersh, D. (2015). Babies with feeding difficulties: Mothers’ perceptions of hospital discharge, transition home, and the role of speech-language pathology. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 17(3), 114-119.
  • Power, E., Thomas, E., Worrall, L., Rose, M., Togher, L., Nickels, L., Hersh, D., Godecke, E., O'Halloran, R., Lamont, S., O'Connor, C., Clarke, K. (2015). Development and validation of Australian aphasia rehabilitation best practice statements using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method. BMJ Open, 5(7), Article no. e007641. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007641.
  • Hersh, D., Armstrong, B., Panak, V., Coombes, J. (2015). Speech-language pathology practices with Indigenous Australians with acquired communication disorders. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17(1), 74-85. https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2014.923510.
  • Hersh, D., Armstrong, B., Bourke, N. (2015). A narrative analysis of a speech pathologist’s work with Indigenous Australians with acquired communication disorders. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(1), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.890675.
  • Tsourtos, G., Ward, P., Lawn, S., Winefield, A., Hersh, D., Coveney, J. (2015). Is resilience relevant to smoking abstinence for Indigenous Australians?. Health Promotion International, 30(1), 64-76. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dau087.
  • Armstrong, B., Hersh, D., Hayward, C., Fraser, J. (2015). Communication disorders after stroke in Aboriginal Australians. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(16), 1462-1469. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.972581.
  • Armstrong, B., Hersh, D., Katzenellenbogen, J., Coffin, J., Thompson, S., Ciccone, N., Hayward, C., Flicker, L., Woods, D., McAllister, M. (2015). Study Protocol: Missing Voices - Communication difficulties after stroke and traumatic brain injury in Aboriginal Australians. Brain Impairment, 16(2), 145-156. https://doi.org/10.1017/BrImp.2015.15.

Book Chapters

  • Sherratt , S., Worrall, L., Hersh, D., Howe, T., Davidson, B. (2014). Goals and goal setting for people with aphasia, their family members and clinicians. Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence (325-343). CRC Press.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D. (2014). Participants, researchers and participatory research. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 16(3), 123-126.

Book Chapters

  • Hersh, D., Worrall, L., O'Halloran, R., Brown, K., Grohn, B., Rodriguez, A. (2013). Assess for Success: Evidence for Therapeutic Assessment. Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia (145-164). Brookes Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Ciccone, N., Hersh, D., Priddis, L., Peterson, A. (2013). The role-emerging, interprofessional clinical placement: Exploring its value for students in speech pathology and counselling psychology.. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 15(3), 110-114.
  • Bickford, J., Coveney, J., Baker, J., Hersh, D. (2013). Living with the Altered Self: a qualitative study of life after total laryngectomy. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(3), 324-333. https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2013.785591.
  • Hersh, D. (2013). Pushing the boundaries: reflections on speech-language therapists' relationships with clients in a changing therapy context.. New Zealand Journal of Speech-Language Therapy, 67(1), 5-14.
  • Hersh, D., O'Rourke, J., Lewis, A. (2013). Collaboration Towards Inclusion: An interprofessional learning opportunity for education and speech pathology students. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 15(3), 115-119.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D., Sherratt, S., Howe, T., Worrall, L., Davidson, B., Ferguson, A. (2012). An analysis of the “goal” in aphasia rehabilitation. Aphasiology, 26(8), 971-984. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2012.684339.
  • Wright, L., Hill, K., Bernhardt, J., Lindley, R., Ada, L., Bajorek, B., Barber, A., Beer, C., Golledge, J., Gustafsson, L., Hersh, D., Kenardy, J., Perry, L., Middleton, S., Brauer , S., Nelson, M. (2012). Stroke management: updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(5), 562-569. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02774.x.
  • Ciccone, N., Priddis, L., Lloyd, A., Hersh, D., Taylor, A., Standish, G. (2012). Interprofessional clinical placement involving speech pathology and counselling psychology: Two students’ experiences.. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 14(1), 7-11.
  • Armstrong, B., Hersh, D., Hayward, C., Fraser, J., Brown, M. (2012). Living with aphasia: Three Indigenous Australian stories. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(3), 271-280. https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2011.663790.
  • Howe, T., Davidson, B., Worrall, L., Hersh, D., Ferguson, A., Sherratt, S., Gilbert, J. (2012). “You needed to rehab… families as well”: Family members’ own goals for aphasia rehabilitation.. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47(5), 511-521. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00159.x.
  • Hersh, D., Worrall, L., Howe, T., Sherratt, S., Davidson, B. (2012). SMARTER goal setting in aphasia rehabilitation. Aphasiology, 26(2), 220-233. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2011.640392.

Journal Articles

  • Worrall, L., Sherratt, S., Rogers, P., Howe, T., Hersh, D., Ferguson, A., Davidson, B. (2011). What people with aphasia want: Their goals according to the ICF. Aphasiology, 25(3), 309-322. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2010.508530.
  • Tsourtos, G., Ward, PR., Muller, R., Lawn, S., Winefield, AH., Hersh, D., Coveney, J. (2011). The importance of resilience and stress to maintaining smoking abstinence and cessation: A qualitative study in Australia with people diagnosed with depression. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(3), 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00973.x.
  • Ward, PR., Muller, R., Tsourtos, G., Hersh, D., Lawn, S., Winefield, AH., Coveney, J. (2011). Additive and subtractive resilience strategies as enablers of biographical reinvention: A qualitative study of ex-smokers and never-smokers. Social Science and Medicine, 72(7), 1140-1148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.01.023.
  • Lawn, S., Hersh, D., Ward, PR., Tsourtos, G., Muller, R., Winefield, A., Coveney, J. (2011). 'I just saw it as something that would pull you down, rather than lift you up': Resilience in never-smokers with mental illness. Health Education Research, 26(1), 26-38. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyq065.
  • Sherratt, S., Worrall, L., Pearson, C., Howe, T., Hersh, D., Davidson, B. (2011). "Well it has to be language-related": Speech-language pathologists' goals for people with aphasia and their families. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(4), 317-328. https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2011.584632.

Journal Articles

  • Ferguson, A., Worrall, L., Davidson, B., Hersh, D., Howe, T., Sherratt, S. (2010). Describing the experience of aphasia rehabilitation through metaphor. Aphasiology, 24(6-8), 685-696.
  • Worrall, L., Brown, K., Cruice, M., Davidson, B., Hersh, D., Howe, T., Sherratt, S. (2010). The evidence for a life-coaching approach to aphasia. Aphasiology, 24(4), 497–514. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687030802698152.
  • Hersh, D. (2010). Family (mis)interpretation, (mis)communication and (mis)judging aphasia therapy: a case study. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 12(2), 59-62.
  • Sherratt, S., Hersh, D. (2010). "You feel like family..." Professional boundaries and social model aphasia groups. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 12(2), 152-161.
  • Hersh, D. (2010). I can't sleep at night with discharging this lady: The personal impact of ending therapy on speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12(4), 283-291.
  • Hersh, D. (2010). Aphasia therapists' stories of ending the therapeutic relationship. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(1), 30-38.
  • Hersh, D., Cruice, M. (2010). Beginning to teach the end: the importance of including discharge from aphasia therapy in the curriculum. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45(3), 263-274.
  • Hersh, D. (2010). Finishing well: The personal impact of ending therapy on speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12(4), 329-332.
  • O'Halloran, R., Hersh, D., Laplante-Levesque, A., Worrall, L. (2010). Person-Centeredness, Ethics, and Stories of Risk. Seminars in Speech and Language, 31(2), 81-89.
  • Worrall, L., Davidson, B., Hersh, D., Howe, T., Sherratt, S., Ferguson, A. (2010). The evidence for relationship-centred practice in aphasia rehabilitation. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 1(2), 277-300. https://doi.org/10.1558/jircd.v1i2.277.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D. (2009). Breaking the connection: Why is it so difficult to talk about discharge with our clients with aphasia?. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11(2), 147-154.

Journal Articles

  • Hersh, D. (2008). How do people with aphasia view their discharge from therapy?. Aphasiology, 23(3), 331-350.

Research Projects

  • Enhancing rehabilitation services for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury: Healing Right Way, National Health and Medical Research Council, Partnership Projects, 2016 ‑ 2023, $1,856,079.
  • Brain injury yarning circles: Support groups for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury, Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2020 ‑ 2022, $95,000.
  • Translation of a culturally responsive stroke rehabilitation service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into a real-world setting in northern Australia: A Type 1 hybrid effectiveness implementation trial., National Health and Medical Research Council, Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program, 2018 ‑ 2020, $9,487.
  • Investigating a Communication Enhanced Environment to Increase Communication Activity Early After Stroke. , Hollywood Private Hospital Research Foundation, Grant, 2016 ‑ 2020, $17,483.
  • Yarning together: Developing a culturally secure rehabilitation approach for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury, Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC, 2017 Research Funding, 2018 ‑ 2019, $166,445.
  • The Wangi (talking) project: a feasibility study of a culturally sensitive rehabilitation model for Aboriginal people post stroke., National Stroke Foundation, Seed Grants, 2016 ‑ 2017, $49,779.
  • Missing voices: Communication difficulties after stroke and traumatic brain injury in Indigenous Australians, National Health and Medical Research Council, Project Grants, 2013 ‑ 2016, $634,088.
  • Learning not to talk: Is communication "learned non-use" following stroke a reality?, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2011 ‑ 2012, $23,622.
  • Communication difficulties after stroke in Indigenous Australians: Issues and attitudes, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, AIATSIS - Grant, 2010 ‑ 2011, $35,541.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Investigating communication enhanced environments after stroke

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Evaluation of acceptance and efficiency of exercise for indigenous Australians to benefit physiological, anthropometric and metabolic syndrome outcomes
  • Master of Social Science, Face-to-face: An exploratory study of how people with aphasia and speakers of English as a second language perceive their interactions with government agencies
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