Researcher biography

Annie Hill is a founding member of the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at UQ, and currently hold a postdoctoral research fellowship within this research team and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Telehealth. Annie is a qualified speech pathologist with over 17 years of clinical and research experience. Her research has focused on the application of telerehabilitation to speech pathology. Her doctoral studies confirmed the reliability and validity of assessing of adult neurogenic communication disorders via telerehabilitation, and her thesis was the first to consider telerehabilitation in the speech pathology field. Dr Hill has experience and expertise in the development of new telerehabilitation technologies and their application to allied health disciplines. She was responsible for some of the speech pathology elements of the eHAB™ system and she is now spearheading a program of research to develop and evaluate asynchronous (delayed) telepractice in speech pathology through the development of a platform called eSALT (Speech and Language Therapy that is effective, electronic and everywhere).