Dr Belinda Kenny

PhD (Communication Sciences & Disorders) Sydney MAppSc. (Speech Pathology) Sydney BAppSc (Speech Pathology) Cumberland College
Dr

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 90367354

Website Communication Sciences and Disorders
Brain Injury

Biographical details

Dr Belinda Kenny is a speech pathologist and clinical educator with research interests in professional ethics, clinical education and neurogenic communication and swallowing issues. She completed her speech pathology degree at Cumberland College of Health Sciences receiving the graduand Private Speech Pathologists’ Association Prize for Clinical Proficiency.Belinda then acquired professional experience in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and community settings. In 1989 Belinda was appointed to a senior professional role as a clinical educator, within a Sydney teaching hospital, planning, implementing and evaluating clinical placement experiences for speech pathology students.During the following 12 years, Belinda developed strong interests in adult learning theories and clinical education research.

Dr Kenny completed a Masters by research program at Sydney University and was awarded the Speech Pathology Australia Association Master’s Thesis Prize in 1995 for her thesis investigating speech pathology students’ self-evaluation skills. Belinda’s professional, clinical education and research interests underpinned her active contributions to undergraduate speech pathology professional preparation programs at the University of Sydney. In 2002 Belinda was appointed to an academic position in the Discipline of Speech Pathology and comprehensively reviewed and innovated learning and teaching practices in the Professional Development streams of the undergraduate and graduate entry masters speech pathology programs.

Dr Kenny completed her doctoral studies in 2010 partially funded with a University of Sydney Discipline Scholarship. Belinda’s doctoral research program investigated ethical dilemmas and ethical reasoning in the speech pathology profession. A shared passion for ethical practice has led to Belinda’s active involvement with Speech Pathology Australia’s Board of Ethics where her research findings inform continuing ethics education for professional members.

Following completion of her doctoral research, Dr Kenny successfully applied for a post- doctorate position at the University of Sydney and managed an NHMRC funded, five year, longitudinal project investigating communication outcomes for adults with severe, traumatic brain injury. Findings from this study provide new insights into the nature and timing of communication recovery following brain injury.

In 2016, Dr Kenny was appointed to her current role as an academic in Work Integrated Learning. This role involves facilitating quality clinical education experiences by developing innovative placement models, supporting clinical educators and students on placement and conducting research into best practice in clinical education. Belinda continues to provide workshops for practising speech pathologists, addressing contemporary ethical dilemmas and professional issues.

Research interests

Dr Kenny’s research interests include professional workplace issues, ethics, communication and swallowing disorders in adults and student learning. With her research teams, Belinda is focussed on quality clinical education experiences, ethical practice and quality clinical care outcomes.

Belinda is a member of the Disability & Community Faculty Research Group collaborating in research projects with

Work Integrated Learning

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/placements/

and Speech Pathology

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/disciplines/speech-pathology/index.shtml

Teaching and supervision

Dr Kenny is Unit of Study Coordinator for Speech Pathology undergraduate advanced clinical units that include adult block placements and also co-ordinates adult block placements for intermediate students.

CSCD 4056 Advanced Practice A Adult

CSCD 4058 Advanced Practice B Adult

CSCD 4064 Advanced Practice H Adult

Belinda provides invited workshops on ethical practice.

Dr Kenny is currently supervising a number of Higher Degree Research students and honours students in communication outcomes following TBI, palliative care and ethics.

Current research students

Project title Research student
The implementation of research findings into evidence based practice within diagnostic radiography in Australia Laura DI MICHELE

Current projects

A selection of Dr Kenny’s current projects include:

Developing an online ethics education CPD resource for speech pathologists (Speech Pathology Australia, Project managers (Leitaõ & Kenny).

Longitudinal Communication Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (NHMRC funded grant, Togher et al.)

Recovery and prognosis of communication in the first year following TBI (Elbourn, Togher, Kenny & Power)

Exploring and Enhancing Palliative Speech-Language Pathology Intervention for People with Swallowing and Communication Changes ( Kelly, Bogaardt, Cumming & Kenny)

Associations

Speech Pathology Australia - Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (SPAA, CPSP)

Speech Pathology Australia- Board of Ethics

Asia Pacific Education Collaboration in Speech Language Pathology

Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence in TBI

Awards and honours

2016 Acknowledgement for significant contribution to Speech Pathology 2030 Vision to Aspire

2011-15 Speech Pathology Australia Board of Ethics Member-Elected position (3 terms)

2008 Best Poster, clinical research. From Cell to Society 6, FHS Conference

2006 Pre-Completion Scholarship, Speech Pathology

2002 Honorary Clinical Lecturer, The University of Sydney (2004)

1995-2000 Honorary Clinical Affiliate, The University of Sydney.

1995 Speech Pathology Australia Association Master’s Thesis Prize.

1985 Private Speech Pathologists’ Association Prize for Clinical Proficiency.

Themes

Disability and Community

Selected grants

2008

  • Communicating effectively with indigenous people: An interprofessional resource for health care students to learn culturally sound interviewing practices; McCabe P, Bandler L, Farrington S, Kenny B, Mackenzie L, Bradford V, Cass A, Gerzina T, Morrison S, Brown L; Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)/Competitive Grants Programme.

2006

  • Becoming a reflective practitioner: Undergraduate preferences for reflective tasks; McCabe P, Kenny B; Internal Research Grant Allocations/Cumberland.

2003

  • Learning to make ethical decisions : do models of ethical reasoning help?; Kenny B; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations - Cumberland.
  • Ethics education in speech pathology; Kenny B, Lincoln M, Reed V; Faculty of Health Sciences/Teaching and Learning Research Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • McCabe, P., Kenny, B. (2013). Indigenous Issues - A Practical example: The Byalawa Project. In S Loftus, T Gerzina, J Higgs, M Smith and E Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher (Practice, Education, Work and Society 8), (pp. 287-296). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Journals

  • Brassel, S., Kenny, B., Power, E., Elbourn, E., McDonald, S., Tate, R., MacWhinney, B., Turkstra, L., Holland, A., Togher, L. (2016). Conversational topics discussed by individuals with severe traumatic brain injury and their communication partners during sub-acute recovery. Brain Injury, 30(11), 1329-1342. [More Information]
  • Elbourn, E., Togher, L., Kenny, B., Power, E. (2016). Strengthening the quality of longitudinal research into cognitive-communication recovery after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), In press. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Killian, F. (2015). Ethics Cases: Do they Elicit Different Levels of Ethical Reasoning? Journal of Academic Ethics, 13(3), 259-275. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B. (2015). Food Culture, Preferences and Ethics in Dysphagia Management. Bioethics, 29(9), 646-652. [More Information]
  • Flatley, D., Kenny, B., Lincoln, M. (2014). Ethical dilemmas experienced by speech-language pathologists working in private practice. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(3), 290-303. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B., Block, S. (2014). Responsible and ethical clinical practice: A framework for knowledge translation. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 16(1), 37-40.
  • Leitao, S., Bradd, T., McAllister, L., Russell, A., Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Smith, H., Dhu, P., Muller, N., Meredith, G., et al (2012). Emerging ethical and professional issues. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 14(1), 33-33.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M. (2012). Sports, scales or war? Metaphors speech-language pathologists use to describe caseload management. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 14(3), 247-259. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2010). Experienced Speech-Language Pathologists' Responses to Ethical Dilemmas: An Integrated Approach to Ethical Reasoning. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(2), 121-134. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Blyth, K., Balandin, S. (2009). Ethical perspective on quality of care: the nature of ethical dilemmas identified by new graduate and experienced speech pathologists. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(4), 421-439. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B. (2008). Ethics in clinical decision making. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 10(1), 4-7.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2007). A dynamic model of ethical reasoning in speech pathology. Journal of Medical Ethics, 33(9), 508-513.

Conferences

  • Lovat, A., Purcell, A., Kenny, B., Wilks, S. (2014). Teachers' Perceptions of Literacy, Teaching Confidence & Factors Influencing Literacy. Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Sydney.
  • Togher, L., Elbourn, E., Power, E., Kenny, B., McDonald, S., Tate, R., Turkstra, L., Holland, A., Fromm, D., Forbes, M., et al (2014). The feasibility of using TBI Bank with people with severe TBI during the subacute stage of recovery. Beyond the hospital door: The longer term challenges of ABI.
  • Kenny, B. (2014). When eating and drinking may be harmful: Perspectives of patients and speech pathologists. 12th World Congress of Bioethics.
  • Leitao, S., Bradd, P., Block, S., Russell, A., Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Smith, H., Meredith, G., Muller, N., Wilson, C. (2014). Working and communicating effectively as an ethical practitioner: A presentation of decision making frameworks and a model of ethics to assist participants in proactive problem solving, using case studies. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference.
  • Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Leitao, S., Block, S., Bradd, P., Russell, A., Smith, H., Dhu, P., Meredith, G., Muller, N., et al (2013). Development of an Ethics Education Package for Ethically Proactive Thoughts and Behaviours: An International Context. International Conference Presentation American Speech Hearing Language Association (ASHA).
  • Flatley, D., Kenny, B., Lincoln, M. (2013). Ethical dilemmas experienced by speech pathologists working in private practice. Synthesize Evaluate Act! Sea Change.
  • Bogart, E., Togher, L., Power, E., Kenny, B. (2012). Reporting on TBI Bank: A revolutionary clinical tool. 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Bogart, E., Togher, L., Kenny, B., Power, E. (2012). Systematic review of communication recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI). 15th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Lee, C., Madill, C., Kenny, B. (2012). What self-reported individual factors influence practice of a voice motor task in tertiary students? 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Kenny, B., McAllister, L., Wilson, C. (2012). Working and communicating as an ethical practitioner: A presentation of a framework and tools to assist participants in proactive problem solving in their workplace. 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2008). Experienced speech pathologists' ethical reasoning. From Cell to Society 6, Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • McCabe, P., Kenny, B. (2007). Reflective practice in speech pathology: effective use of peer feedback and reflection in year 2 undergraduate students. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T. (2007). When professional issues become ethical dilemmas: a study of ethical dilemmas identified by speech pathologists. 2007 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Sydney, Australia: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2005). Ethical reasoning by new graduate speech pathologists. The University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences Research Colloquium 2005 - Research for a healthy future, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T. (2005). Ethical reasoning in speech pathology: How do new graduates manage ethical dilemmas? National Conference Speech pathology Australia, Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T., Grono, K. (2005). What are the ethical dilemmas faced by new graduate speech pathologists? National Conference Speech pathology Australia, Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Reed, V. (2004). Building Students Ethical Reasoning Skills: Does a Model of Ethical Decision Making Help? 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Brisbane, Australia: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T. (2004). Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by New Graduate Speech Pathologists. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • McCabe, P., Drevensek, S., Kenny, B. (2002). Starting with adults: The experiences of beginner clinicians with adult clients. Journey from the Centre: National Conference of Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne, Victoria: Speech Pathology Australia.

Other

  • Bradd, T., McAllister, L., Russell, A., Block, S., Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Smith, H. (2014), 2014 Ethics Education Package.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), Professions Australia Ethics Forum 2013.
  • Kenny, B., Wilson, C. (2013), Speech Pathology Australia Ethics Education Package: A Case.

Research Reports

  • McCabe, P., Sheepway, L., Farrington, S., Kenny, B., Bandler, L., Pont, L., Holliday, V., Mackenzie, L., Morrison, S., Brown, L. (2011). Communicating effectively with Indigenous people: A resource for health science students to learn culturally safe interviewing practices, (pp. 1 - 16). Strawberry Hills, Sydney, Australia: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

2016

  • Brassel, S., Kenny, B., Power, E., Elbourn, E., McDonald, S., Tate, R., MacWhinney, B., Turkstra, L., Holland, A., Togher, L. (2016). Conversational topics discussed by individuals with severe traumatic brain injury and their communication partners during sub-acute recovery. Brain Injury, 30(11), 1329-1342. [More Information]
  • Elbourn, E., Togher, L., Kenny, B., Power, E. (2016). Strengthening the quality of longitudinal research into cognitive-communication recovery after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), In press. [More Information]

2015

  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Killian, F. (2015). Ethics Cases: Do they Elicit Different Levels of Ethical Reasoning? Journal of Academic Ethics, 13(3), 259-275. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B. (2015). Food Culture, Preferences and Ethics in Dysphagia Management. Bioethics, 29(9), 646-652. [More Information]

2014

  • Bradd, T., McAllister, L., Russell, A., Block, S., Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Smith, H. (2014), 2014 Ethics Education Package.
  • Flatley, D., Kenny, B., Lincoln, M. (2014). Ethical dilemmas experienced by speech-language pathologists working in private practice. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(3), 290-303. [More Information]
  • Kenny, B., Block, S. (2014). Responsible and ethical clinical practice: A framework for knowledge translation. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 16(1), 37-40.
  • Lovat, A., Purcell, A., Kenny, B., Wilks, S. (2014). Teachers' Perceptions of Literacy, Teaching Confidence & Factors Influencing Literacy. Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Sydney.
  • Togher, L., Elbourn, E., Power, E., Kenny, B., McDonald, S., Tate, R., Turkstra, L., Holland, A., Fromm, D., Forbes, M., et al (2014). The feasibility of using TBI Bank with people with severe TBI during the subacute stage of recovery. Beyond the hospital door: The longer term challenges of ABI.
  • Kenny, B. (2014). When eating and drinking may be harmful: Perspectives of patients and speech pathologists. 12th World Congress of Bioethics.
  • Leitao, S., Bradd, P., Block, S., Russell, A., Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Smith, H., Meredith, G., Muller, N., Wilson, C. (2014). Working and communicating effectively as an ethical practitioner: A presentation of decision making frameworks and a model of ethics to assist participants in proactive problem solving, using case studies. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference.

2013

  • Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Leitao, S., Block, S., Bradd, P., Russell, A., Smith, H., Dhu, P., Meredith, G., Muller, N., et al (2013). Development of an Ethics Education Package for Ethically Proactive Thoughts and Behaviours: An International Context. International Conference Presentation American Speech Hearing Language Association (ASHA).
  • Flatley, D., Kenny, B., Lincoln, M. (2013). Ethical dilemmas experienced by speech pathologists working in private practice. Synthesize Evaluate Act! Sea Change.
  • McCabe, P., Kenny, B. (2013). Indigenous Issues - A Practical example: The Byalawa Project. In S Loftus, T Gerzina, J Higgs, M Smith and E Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher (Practice, Education, Work and Society 8), (pp. 287-296). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), Professions Australia Ethics Forum 2013.
  • Kenny, B., Wilson, C. (2013), Speech Pathology Australia Ethics Education Package: A Case.

2012

  • Leitao, S., Bradd, T., McAllister, L., Russell, A., Kenny, B., Scarinci, N., Smith, H., Dhu, P., Muller, N., Meredith, G., et al (2012). Emerging ethical and professional issues. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 14(1), 33-33.
  • Bogart, E., Togher, L., Power, E., Kenny, B. (2012). Reporting on TBI Bank: A revolutionary clinical tool. 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M. (2012). Sports, scales or war? Metaphors speech-language pathologists use to describe caseload management. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 14(3), 247-259. [More Information]
  • Bogart, E., Togher, L., Kenny, B., Power, E. (2012). Systematic review of communication recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI). 15th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Lee, C., Madill, C., Kenny, B. (2012). What self-reported individual factors influence practice of a voice motor task in tertiary students? 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Kenny, B., McAllister, L., Wilson, C. (2012). Working and communicating as an ethical practitioner: A presentation of a framework and tools to assist participants in proactive problem solving in their workplace. 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.

2011

  • McCabe, P., Sheepway, L., Farrington, S., Kenny, B., Bandler, L., Pont, L., Holliday, V., Mackenzie, L., Morrison, S., Brown, L. (2011). Communicating effectively with Indigenous people: A resource for health science students to learn culturally safe interviewing practices, (pp. 1 - 16). Strawberry Hills, Sydney, Australia: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

2010

  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2010). Experienced Speech-Language Pathologists' Responses to Ethical Dilemmas: An Integrated Approach to Ethical Reasoning. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(2), 121-134. [More Information]

2009

  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Blyth, K., Balandin, S. (2009). Ethical perspective on quality of care: the nature of ethical dilemmas identified by new graduate and experienced speech pathologists. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(4), 421-439. [More Information]

2008

  • Kenny, B. (2008). Ethics in clinical decision making. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 10(1), 4-7.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2008). Experienced speech pathologists' ethical reasoning. From Cell to Society 6, Sydney: Faculty of Health Sciences.

2007

  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2007). A dynamic model of ethical reasoning in speech pathology. Journal of Medical Ethics, 33(9), 508-513.
  • McCabe, P., Kenny, B. (2007). Reflective practice in speech pathology: effective use of peer feedback and reflection in year 2 undergraduate students. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T. (2007). When professional issues become ethical dilemmas: a study of ethical dilemmas identified by speech pathologists. 2007 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Sydney, Australia: Speech Pathology Australia.

2005

  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Balandin, S. (2005). Ethical reasoning by new graduate speech pathologists. The University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences Research Colloquium 2005 - Research for a healthy future, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T. (2005). Ethical reasoning in speech pathology: How do new graduates manage ethical dilemmas? National Conference Speech pathology Australia, Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T., Grono, K. (2005). What are the ethical dilemmas faced by new graduate speech pathologists? National Conference Speech pathology Australia, Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

2004

  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Reed, V. (2004). Building Students Ethical Reasoning Skills: Does a Model of Ethical Decision Making Help? 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Brisbane, Australia: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Croft, T. (2004). Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by New Graduate Speech Pathologists. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.

2002

  • McCabe, P., Drevensek, S., Kenny, B. (2002). Starting with adults: The experiences of beginner clinicians with adult clients. Journey from the Centre: National Conference of Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne, Victoria: Speech Pathology Australia.

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