Congratulations to Associate Professor Michelle Lincoln

24 November 2009

The Faculty would like to extend our congratulations to Associate Professor Michelle Lincoln, who in the last six months has had some exceptional achievements which reflect her outstanding leadership in service to the university as well as in teaching and research.

About Michelle

Herself a graduate of the University of Sydney, Michelle took up the position of Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching (Undergraduate) in July this year. Prior to this she was Head of the Discipline of Speech Pathology. Michelle teaches, writes and researches in the areas of stuttering, clinical education and workplace dimensions and has a special interest in rural allied health workforce issues.

Research success

Michelle is on the team of two successful grants in the latest NHMRC funding rounds, both administered through Faculty of Health Sciences:

NHMRC Project Grant

'Internet-Based Treatment for Social Anxiety in Stuttering'

A/Pr Ross Menzies, A/Pr Michelle Lincoln, Dr Susan O'Brian

Australian Stuttering Research Centre


NHMRC Partnership Project

'Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable service delivery: The 'wobbly hub and spokes' model'

Prof Craig Veitch, A/Pr Michelle Lincoln, Prof Anita Bundy

Health Systems and Global Populations

$800,000 +$800,000 from partner

Leadership in learning & teaching

Michelle has embraced her role as Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (Undergraduate) and has already been successful in engaging faculty input in the further development of a Workload Allocation Policy to promote a fair, equitable and transparent system for the distribution of teaching workload within and across disciplines for academics.

At a University level Michelle has also been involved in advocating innovation learning and teaching practices. As a previous recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Outstanding Teaching Award and recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning in 2009, Michelle was invited to present at the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Showcase on Friday, 6 November. Michelle was part of a panel on University and National Teaching grants where she presented on her ALTC award winning COMPASS Speech Pathology clinical assessment. The Compass™ Project qualified for the award by putting into place a national assessment system where none existed before. It has been an unprecedented success, being picked up by every speech pathology program in the country, as well as in New Zealand and Singapore.