Research Grant awardees

Speech Pathology Australia, the national peak body for speech pathologists working in Australia, is committed to promoting and funding high quality research into all aspects of speech pathology practice.

On this page is a list of Research Grant awardees.

Year

Awarded to

Project Title

Summary 

2020

Angela Canning

New Researcher

Oral feeding safety and aspiration risk in infants and children receiving nasal high flow respiratory support: Prospective cohort study.

2020

Sharon Smart, Irene Orkopoulos & Mary Claessen

Clinician-Researcher Partnership

Objective measures of tongue structure and function in bottle-fed infants with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie).

2020

Lisa Anemaat

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Co-design of the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre

2020

Emma Finch

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Exploring communication needs following minor stroke

2020

Helen Smith

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Using co-design to develop a supportive shared book reading environment within a vulnerable Queensland community centre.

2019

Caroline Baker

New Researcher

Optimising mood and wellbeing with aphasia after stroke: a feasibility study of Prevention Intervention and Support in Mental health (Aphasia PRISM).

2019

Chloe Walton

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

‘PhoRTE: Let’s get loud! A feasibility study investigating a low intensity treatment approach for the management of hypophonia in progressive neurological diseases

2019

Rebecca Nund

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Food Service Industry Worker’s Perspectives of Dysphagia

2019

Artemi Vella 

Nadia Verrall

‘Speech production of Australian children with mild hearing loss at 5 years of age: preparing children for school’

2019

Sarah Gravina, Stephanie Fornaro, Shane Erickson & Kate Bridgeman - La Trobe University.

Clinician-Researcher Partnership

Outcomes from the implementation of a state-wide telepractice delivered Lidcombe Program service for primary school aged children who stutter.

2018

Dr Stacie Attrill

New Researcher

Being a culturally and linguistically diverse speech pathologist in Australia: exploring practice experiences and perspectives

2018

Emily Armstrong

New Researcher

‘Exploring and facilitating effective intercultural communication in early childhood assessment contexts: Working together for understanding of Yolŋu children’s strengths and needs’

2018

Dr Thuy Frakking

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Application of pulse rate on paediatric videofluoroscopic swallow studies

2018

Dr Tanya Rose

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Development of a standardised tool to capture parents’ use of language facilitation strategies’

2018

Nicole McGill

Nadia Verrall

Use of a website to facilitate active waiting for speech pathology

2017

Frances Cochrane

New Researcher

How do Indigenous Liaison Officers support speech pathology services for Indigenous Australian adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders?

2017

Victoria Sandham

New Researcher

The Evidence-Based Practices of Australian speech pathologists in providing communication services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

2017

Dr Samantha Siyambalapitiya

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Management of bi/multilingual aphasia in a hospital and health care setting: what happens in real-world clinical practice?

2017

Marleen Westerveld

Queensland Registration Board Legacy Grant

Examining the visual attention to print vs. pictures during school book reading in pre-schoolers with autism

2017

Ruth Braden

Nadia Verrall

Investigating the Definition and Phenotype of Congenital Perisylvian Disorders