Researcher biography

Dr Rebecca Packer is a Senior Lecturer and Early Career Researcher in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. She is an affiliate of the Centre for Functioning and Health Research (CFAHR). Dr Packer has attracted over 2.2M in research funding and published over 30 research articles and book chapters with her main focus on the impacts of swallowing disorders in head and neck cancer on survivors and their families. She has a special interest in qualitative research and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Dr Packer teaches across all years of the Undergraduate and Graduate Entry Master's Speech Pathology Program.