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 allied health practice and health professions education projects 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 HDR students to completion, and is currently working with health practitioners from a variety of disciplines across clinical and education research. Stacie welcomes opportunities to investigate research areas that reflect the needs and interests of the health professional community.
Principal Supervisor: 2 current
Associate Supervisor: 6 current
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Health and disability service provision models and workforce planning
- Allied Health workforce development
- Health service access and outcomes for culturally diverse minority communities
- Health professions clinical education and competency development
- Swallowing and dysphagia - experience and decision making
Current projects in the areas of:
- Health and disability service provision for culturally diverse populations
- Culturally diverse health workforce
- Health professional identity development
- Mealtime and swallowing experiences for people with neurodegenerative conditions
Date Position Institution name 2020 Associate Professor, Speech Pathology University of Adelaide 2020 - 2020 Associate Professor, Speech Pathology Flinders University 2017 - 2019 Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology Flinders University 2008 - 2017 Lecturer, Speech Pathology Flinders University
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Flinders University CNHS Teaching Excellence Award Flinders University Australia — 2018 Award Flinders University CNHS Publication Award scheme (ECR category) Flinders University Australia — 2015 Award Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award Flinders University Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2008 - 2016 The University of Sydney Australia Ph.D 2008 Flinders University Australia Master of Clinical Rehabilitation 2001 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Date Title Institution name Country — Certified Practicing Speech pathologist Speech Pathology Australia —
Year Citation 2021 Foley, K., Attrill, S., & Brebner, C. (2021). Co-designing a methodology for workforce development during the personalisation of allied health service funding for people with disability in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 680.
2021 Bright, F., Attrill, S., & Hersh, D. (2021). Therapeutic relationships in aphasia rehabilitation: Using sociological theories to promote critical reflexivity. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 56(2), 234-247.
2021 Francis, R., Attrill, S., & Doeltgen, S. (2021). The impact of cognitive decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on swallowing. A scoping review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10 pages.
2021 Attrill, S. L., McAllister, S., & Brebner, C. (2021). Not too little, not too much: supervisor perceptions of work-readiness of speech-language pathology graduates. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 20 pages.
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 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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2018 Attrill, S., Brebner, C., & Marsh, C. (2018). Learning from students: Facilitators' learning in interprofessional placements.. Journal of interprofessional care, 32(5), 603-612.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Year Citation 2020 Attrill, S. (2020). Psychology in Practice: Speech Pathology. In P. Barkway, & D. O'Kane (Eds.), Psychology: An Introduction for Health Professionals (1st ed., pp. 385-389). Australia: Elsevier Australia.
Year Citation 2021 Attrill, S., & Chewter, P. (2021). Emerging identity: the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse speech pathologists in Australian practice. In Speech Pathology Australia Conference 2021. 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.
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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.
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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".
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.
Stacie is the Head of Program for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). Her teaching includes themes related to swallowing and dysphagia; cognition and language; experience of disability; clinical education and professional practice.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Co-Supervisor Non-invasive brain stimulation in the treatment of post-stroke aphasia: neurophysiological insights and opportunities for clinical translation. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ellen Evelyn Robison Williams 2021 Principal Supervisor The lived experience of vulnerable families accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Part Time Miss Jessica Lee Charlton
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - ongoing External Supervisor Experiences of allied health students who experience failure or marginality in practice placements Flinders university Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Amanda Wray 2020 - ongoing External Supervisor Use of technology to enhance learning and teaching outcomes in allied health practice education Flinders university Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Fleur Golder 2020 - ongoing External Supervisor Cognition and swallowing in Motor Neurone Disease Flinders university Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Rebecca Francis 2019 - ongoing External Supervisor Communication with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in practice placements University of Queensland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Anne Pearson 2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Student Nutrition Service for patients with peripheral artery disease Flinders university Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jenni Suen 2016 - ongoing External Supervisor Children’s early communication difficulties in early childhood education & care setting Flinders university Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Tara Shem 2015 - ongoing External Supervisor Learning-focused clinical supervision Flinders university Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Leeanne Pront
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2012 - 2014 Director Speech Pathology Australia Board of Directors Speech Pathology Australia Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Member HREC Low Risk Review Group Health Sciences University of Adelaide Australia 2020 - ongoing Member Professional Standards Steering Committee Speech Pathology Australia Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Charles Sturt University Speech Pathology External Advisory Committee Charles Sturt University Australia 2016 - 2018 Chair Asia-Pacific Education Collaboration - Speech-Language Pathology (APEC-SLP) APEC-SLP Australia
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
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2008 - ongoing Speech Pathology Australia Professional Standards Business and professional Australia
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