Conference presentation at #NZSPAconf

On Monday 3rd June 2019 I delivered this presentation at the joint Speech Pathology Australia and New Zealand Speech Therapy Association Conference in Brisbane, Qld, Australia....

The importance of access to information

We are fortunate to live in an age where information is at our fingertips almost constantly. Many people can now reach out to a piece of technology (a computer, smart phone, even their smart fridge!) and find information on just about anything (What will be the temperature today? Where...

12 weeks to publication? Not a problem!

Sometimes you just have to take the opportunities that arrive in front of you, and make the most of it by throwing yourself wholeheartedly into them! My higher degree research (HDR) adventure has got off to a great start with the opportunity to take part in an intensive course...

Promoting patient empowerment through access to information

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges recently (September, 2018) published a guide called “Please, Write to Me. Writing Outpatient Letters. Guidance.” This resource was kindly passed on to me by one of my higher degree research supervisors, who happens to be a physiotherapist. I really appreciate it when colleagues,...

My personal history with the topic…

When I was first asked what I would want to do for my Higher Degree Research there were a couple of things that came to mind. The topics I thought of were linked to my clinical experiences and issues that I had regularly experienced as I worked with people...

Let’s go on an adventure…

I’m a clinician with more than 15 years experience as a speech pathologist working with people with lifelong disabilities. For many years I’ve thought about the prospect of doing research and gaining post-graduate qualifications through research… and now here I am!...