Stacie Attrill

Associate Professor Stacie Attrill

Program Head, Speech Pathology

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Stacie's primary research interests are in health workforce development and systems design for service provision, health professional education, and learning outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Stacie also leads several research projects investigating health professional service outcomes for people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and she is currently exploring the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse health professionals in Australia.

Stacie's clinical research explores mealtime experiences for people with swallowing difficulties. She has a particular interest in how people make decisions about the care they receive, and she applies this to research about the decisions that people with neurodegenerative conditions make about their swallowing and communication.

Stacie offers higher degree research supervision in the area of health professions education and has a specific interest in allied health workforce planning for diverse communities where she leads several projects. Stacie also offers supervision for projects in clinical education, rehabilitation, and adult acquired communication and swallowing disorders. She has successfully supervised projects with health practitioners from a variety of disciplines, and welcomes opportunities to investigate research areas that reflect the needs and interests of the health professional community.

PhD supervision

Principal  Supervisor: 1 current

Associate Supervisor: 6 current

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Foley, K., Attrill, S., McAllister, S., & Brebner, C. (2020). Impact of transition to an individualised funding model on allied health support of participation opportunities.. Disability and rehabilitation, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 Attrill, S., Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2020). International students in professional placements: supervision strategies for positive learning experiences.. International journal of language & communication disorders, 55(2), 243-254.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Suen, J., Attrill, S., Thomas, J. M., Smale, M., Delaney, C. L., & Miller, M. D. (2020). Effect of student-led health interventions on patient outcomes for those with cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular disease risk factors: A systematic review. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 20(1), 332.
    2020 Bright, F., Attrill, S., & Hersh, D. (2020). Therapeutic relationships in aphasia rehabilitation: Using sociological theories to promote critical reflexivity. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.
    2019 Doeltgen, S., Attrill, S., & Murray, J. (2019). Supporting the development of clinical reasoning of preprofessional novices in dysphagia management. Seminars in Speech and Language, 40(3), 151-161.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Attrill, S., Dymmott, A., & Wray, A. (2019). Clinical supervisor training: using critical incidents to identify learning outcomes.. The clinical teacher, 17(4), 401-407.
    2018 Attrill, S., Brebner, C., & Marsh, C. (2018). Learning from students: Facilitators' learning in interprofessional placements.. Journal of interprofessional care, 32(5), 603-612.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3
    2018 Attrill, S., White, S., Murray, J., Hammond, S., & Doeltgen, S. (2018). Impact of oropharyngeal dysphagia on healthcare cost and length of stay in hospital: A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS28 Europe PMC9
    2017 Attrill, S., Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2017). Culturally and linguistically diverse students in speech–language pathology courses: A platform for culturally responsive services. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(3), 309-321.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2017 Brebner, C., Attrill, S., Marsh, C., & Coles, L. (2017). Facilitating children's speech, language and communication development: An exploration of an embedded, service-based professional development program. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 33(3), 223-240.
    DOI Scopus2
    2017 Ward, H., Gum, L., Attrill, S., Bramwell, D., Lindemann, I., Lawn, S., & Sweet, L. (2017). Educating for interprofessional practice: moving from knowing to being, is it the final piece of the puzzle?. BMC Medical Education, 17(1), 5-1-5-9.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2016 Attrill, S., McAllister, S., & Lincoln, M. (2016). Predictors of professional placement outcome: cultural background, English speaking and international student status.. Perspectives on medical education, 5(4), 222-230.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC1
    2016 Attrill, S., Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2016). Supervising international students in clinical placements: perceptions of experiences and factors influencing competency development.. BMC medical education, 16(1), 180.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16 Europe PMC6
    2015 Attrill, S., Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2015). International students in speech-language pathology clinical education placements: Perceptions of experience and competency development. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17(3), 314-324.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2012 Attrill, S., Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2012). Student diversity and implications for clinical competency development amongst domestic and international speech-language pathology students. In International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Vol. 14 (pp. 260-270). England: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC6
    2010 Attrill, S., & Gunn, S. (2010). Clients becoming teachers: Speech-language pathology students' understanding of rehabilitation following clinical practicum in a rehabilitation setting. In International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Vol. 12 (pp. 142-151). Adelaide, AUSTRALIA: INFORMA HEALTHCARE.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1


2019 Attrill, S., Barr, C., Wilkinson, B., & Pront, L. ‘Virtual reality experiences that facilitate workplace acculturation for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students in professional placements’. Australian Collaborative Education Network $10,000

2019 Brebner, C, Crouch, R, & Attrill, S. 'Enabling the allied workforce providing NDIS funded services to develop business strategies' Department of Industry and Skills $54,000

2018 Attrill, S. 'Decision making about swallowing and communication in Motor Neuron Disease: a framework to support individuals, carers, families and health practitioners' Flinders University CNHS Near Miss Award- $20,000

2018 Speech Pathology Australia New Research Grant 'Being a culturally and linguistically diverse speech pathologist in Australia: exploring practice experiences and perspectives' - $15,000

2017 Department of State Development project grant ‘Building allied health workforce for NDIS funded service delivery’ - $467,044

2017 Attrill, S., Brebner, C., Lind, C, & Wray, A. 'Mutual learning: intercultural skills and knowledge developed through supervising culturally and linguistically diverse students in health professional placements'. Prideaux Centre for Health Professional Education - $10,000.

2009 Community Benefit SA Grant (SA Government Department of Family and Community) - $12,000 "Teaming up to enhance the communication skills of disadvantaged children".

External Consultancy

2017 Hewat, S., Walters, J., Hill, A., Penman, A., Arnott, S., Attrill, S., Lewis, A., Nichols, R. Clinical Education in Australia project. Speech Pathology Australia - $52, 338.

2014 'Clinical supervision skills initiative', Health Workforce Australia (HWA). $31,800 Contracted to Attrill, S., Kortman, B. & Wray, A.

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2012 - 2014 Director Speech Pathology Australia Board of Directors Speech Pathology Australia Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2018 Chair Asia-Pacific Education Collaboration - Speech-Language Pathology (APEC-SLP) APEC-SLP Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Australia & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAHPE) Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education Australia
    2001 - ongoing Member Speech Pathology Australia Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2008 - ongoing Speech Pathology Australia Professional Standards Business and professional Australia
  • Position: Program Head, Speech Pathology
  • Phone: 83133518
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Science and Maths, floor 4
  • Room: EM4 06
  • Org Unit: School of Allied Health Science and Practice

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