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Understanding and supporting health literacy

Health literacy is important when accessing, understanding and using health information, participating in health decisions, and achieving better health (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2014). Health literacy issues arise when a person’s knowledge, skills and capacity to understand health information clash with demands of healthcare...

The readers, the writers and the documents: A scoping review of the information accessibility and health literacy demands of allied health reports

PhD Presentation to Univesity of Technology Sydney Speech Pathology Symposium (SEER) 2nd Dec, 2020 The literature review informing this presentation has been published: Turnbull, H., Dark, L., Skinner, I., & Hemsley, B. (2020). The readers, the writers, and the documents: A scoping review of the information accessibility, and health...

Will you join my study about allied health reports?

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). I am doing a study about allied health reports written for and about people with communication disability. You can join my study from anywhere because I am using online video meetings for this research. I want to...

Speak Up Podcast: Accessible reporting in clinical practice

Last year I recorded a podcast for the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Speak Up Podcast series. This was linked to my oral presentation at the SPA Conference in Brisbane, 2019. You can access it here:https://soundcloud.com/speechpathologyaustralia/accessible-reporting-in-clinical-practice-s01-e04...

“Increased Access and Use of Disability Related Information for Consumers”

I’m working through full-text screening in a systematic review and came across an article that I just had to write a post about! Fullmer S, & Majumder RK. (1991). Increased access and use of disability related information for consumers. Journal of Rehabilitation, 57(3), 17–22. cin20. This article describes how...

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...