Lucy Farrar

Lucy Farrar

Associate Lecturer

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Lucy is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and Associate Lecturer within the School of Allied Health Science and Practice. Lucy's work as a speech pathologist has included positions within the Victorian and South Australian Department for Education, with a focus on improving the language and literacy outcomes for students. Her clinical work emphasises collaboration with schools and utilisation of the Response to Intervention framework to inform assessments and interventions that are embedded within school environments. Lucy completed her Master of Speech Pathology in 2016 and is currently undertaking her PhD in the area of adolescents diagnosed with language disorders. Lucy teaches into first, second and third year Speech Pathology courses, as well as the combined Allied Health program.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Associate Lecturer, Speech Pathology University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Australian Youth Ambassador for Development AusAID
    2014 - 2014 Research Internship; Speech Neuroscience Unit University of Melbourne
    2013 - 2013 Research Assistant; School of Geography and Environmental Science Monash University
    2012 - 2014 Sessional Teaching Staff; School of Geography and Environmental Science Monash University
    2012 - 2014 Sessional Teaching Staff; School of Philosophical and Historical Studies Monash University
    2010 - 2010 Research Internship Oxfam South Africa
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Award The Speech Pathology Australia National Award for Outstanding Clinical and Academic Achievement; Masters Program Speech Pathology Australia Association Australia -
    2015 Award La Trobe University Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; Speech Pathology La Trobe University Australia -
    2013 Fellowship Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Writing Up); Warwick University (UK) & Monash University University of Warwick (UK); Monash University United Kingdom -
    2013 Teaching Award The Monash University Deans Commendation for Teaching in the Faculty of Arts Monash University Australia -
    2013 Award International Undergraduate Research Conference Prize for Best Conference Presentation University of Warwick & Monash University Australia -
    2012 Award Monash University Prize for Top Honours Student (Faculty of Arts) Monash University Australia -
    2011 Scholarship Commonwealth Jubilee Honours Scholarship recipient Monash University Australia -
    2008 Scholarship Commonwealth Scholarship for Excellence and Equity; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Program Monash University Australia -
    2008 Award Deans Award for Student Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts. Recipient: Semester 1 2008; Semester 2 2008; Semester 2 2009; Semester 1 2010; Semester 2 2010 Monash University Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    La Trobe University Australia Master of Speech Pathology
    Monash University Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    Monash University Australia Diploma of Languages
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Smith, M. G., Farrar, L. C., Gibson, R. J., Russo, R. N., & Harvey, A. R. (2023). Chronic pain interference assessment tools for children and adults who are unable to self‐report: A systematic review of psychometric properties. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 65(8), 1029-1042.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1 Europe PMC3
    2013 Farrar, L. (2013). Why Men don’t use Condoms in a HIV pandemic. Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2013 Farrar, L. (2013). Women, HIV & Marriage: Symbolic barriers to male condom use and the potential for the female condom. In A. Clulow (Ed.), Global Research Student Handbook; Monash University.
    2012 Farrar, L. (2012). Affirmative Action policies in South Africa. In A. Clulow (Ed.), Global Research Student Handbook; Monash University.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2013 Farrar, L. (2013). HIV, Women and Marriage: The potential of the female condom in Sub-Saharan Africa. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Conference of Undergraduate Research.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Farrar, L. (2012). Exploring the vulnerability of married women to HIV/AIDS. (Undergraduate Dissertation).
Courses Summary
Date Taught

    Course Development

Coordinator Course Title Institution Course Lv/Code URL
2021 Yes     Communication in Professional Practise University of Adelaide HLTH SC 1401 Link
2021 Yes Yes Yes Psychological Foundations in Allied Health University of Adelaide HLTH SC 1405 Link
2013 Yes     Resource Evaluation and Management Monash University ATS3554  
2013 Yes     Power and Poverty: International Development in a Globalising World Monash University  ATS2628  
2012-2013 Yes     The Global Challenge Monash University ATS1325  
2012-2013 Yes     Natural Disasters and Human Vulnerability Monash University ATS1301  


  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Speech Pathology Program Committee; School of Allied Health Science and Practice University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 - ongoing Representative Consumer Advisory Group; School of Allied Health Science and Practice. Speech pathology program representative University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing - Department for Education; South Australia -
    2018 - ongoing - Department for Education, South Australia -
    2016 - ongoing Member Professional Member (Certified Practising); Speech Pathology Australia Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Developmental Language Disorder Special Interest Group; Professional Member Scientific Community Engagement Rathdown School, Melbourne -
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137206
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering & Maths Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Speech Pathology

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