Researcher biography

Sarah conducts research in the field of aphasia rehabilitation.

Sarah is a lecturer in speech pathology and a certified practising speech pathologist. She has over 13 years of experience working as a clinician, public servant, and researcher in public health, federal government, and university sectors. Sarah has expertise in the area of outcome measurement, developed throughout her doctoral research project to develop a core outcome set for aphasia treatment research. Sarah's research has an international focus and she is a founding member of Aphasia United, an international peak body for aphasia organisations. Sarah has expertise in consensus building techniques, stakeholder engagement and the application of the World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) to research. She was an invited trainer at the EU COST Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists training school in Ħ'Attard, Malta (2015), providing an intensive and interactive masterclass for researchers from 13 European countries on the use of the ICF in research.