Researcher biography

Dr Kirstine Shrubsole holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (First Class Honours) from The University of Queensland, and completed her PhD in 2018. Kirstine has a research focus on improving implementation of evidence into practice in speech pathology and multidisciplinary services, with a special interest in stroke and aphasia rehabilitation. She has demonstrated that practice change is achievable for healthcare teams working in aphasia, leading to positive outcomes for patients, clinicians, and organisations.

Kirstine has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been awarded over $6 million in competitive research funding. In her current role as the Conjoint Research Fellow in Speech Pathology (Princess Alexandra Hospital and The University of Queensland), Kirstine provides research capacity building and mentoring to speech pathologists and supports multidisciplinary research. She completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Queensland Aphasia Research Centre (The University of Queensland) from 2021-2023. Kirstine is the co-founder and Deputy Lead of the Collaboration of Aphasia Triallists' Implementation Science in Aphasia working group, and a research affiliate of the Queensland Aphasia Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery.