Congratulations to Kerrie Plant and Agnes Au who have both now qualified for the doctorates at the University of Melbourne.
On July 14th 2016, the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology formally launched The University of Melbourne Speech Pathology Alumni (UMSPA). The UMSPA vision is to create a lifelong and worldwide community of alumni through meaningful engagement, in order to increase awareness, pride, participation and involvement in the Speech Pathology program at The University of Melbourne.
In April, Dr Elaina Kefalianos was invited to visit the University of Oslo in Norway by two speech pathologists, Associate Professor Kari-Anne B. Naess and Ms Linn Stokke Guttormsen.
Director of Speech Pathology, Associate Professor Angela Morgan, is an invited speaker at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the US next week as part of a week long teaching course on the neurobiology of language.
Vestibular Migraine (VM) is a variation of migraine and one of the most common patient presentations to ENT surgeons, Neurologists, and Neuro-Otologists. Recent research, as well as anecdotal findings suggest that migraine is categorized by physicians as a challenging pathology due to psychological impacts, low level or variable response to medication, and the significant level of impairment experienced by patients. Neuro-biological attributes of migraine are considered to be another reason behind this challenge at least for migraine only, however, there is no study that has looked into the VM. VM could be as challenging as migraine but for other reasons.
Associate Professor Angela Morgan, Director of Speech Pathology, has been awarded an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship to advance the diagnosis, prognosis and management of childhood speech and language disorders.
Dr Julia Sarant's research into the academic benefits of double cochlear implants for children was reported on Channel 9 News and in the Herald Sun.