Kate is a Research Speech Pathologist in the Communication Science Department. She developed an interest in working with children to increase participation in education and the wider community while teaching high school English in London. Knowing that improving language skills was key to greater participation she completed a Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University. Kate then worked as a speech pathologist at MUSEC School (Macquarie University) a k-6 school for children with additional learning needs associated with language disorder, autism and intellectual disability. Kate’s doctoral research examined the impact of instruction on the capacity of children to generate oral narratives. Kate has presented the findings of her research at conferences and at professional development sessions for speech pathologists and teachers.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP)
Population-based longitudinal study that prospectively evaluates the development children with hearing loss
Investigating the effectiveness of early intervention on developmental outcomes of children with congenital unilateral hearing loss