Student honoured by Speech Pathology Australia

20 May 2013

Speech Pathology Australia NSW Branch held their student awards evening at Cumberland earlier this month and an award was presented to Faculty of Health Sciences alumna Melissa Miao (2012).

Each year, Speech Pathology Australia NSW Branch presents student awards to those speech pathology students who have excelled in their academic and clinical preparation within their respective university degrees. The awards are offered to all NSW speech pathology programs (Masters and Bachelor degrees).

The branch seeks nominations from each speech pathology program and students must also be Speech Pathology Australia student members.

Melissa is an exceptional student whose Honours research investigated the factors affecting speech pathologists' implementation of stroke management guidelines. She received First Class Honours and the University Medal.

A presentation was also made by two other FHS alumnae, Danielle Flatley and Dr Belinda Kenny, titled "Ethical Dilemmas for Speech Pathologists in Private Practice". This research is from Danielle's project which she completed with First class Honors in 2012. Her supervisors were Dr Belinda Kenny and Professor Michelle Lincoln.