About Professor Michelle Lincoln

Michelle is motivated to improve the accessibility of effective, evidence based speech pathology treatments to those who need them. Michelle’s research is focused on professional issues impacting the allied health workforce and service delivery as well as the effective delivery of treatment services for people who stutter of all ages.

Michelle is a quantitative and qualitative researcher with experience in both experimental and clinical trials research.

Michelle’s research has influenced the delivery of treatments for stuttering world wide. Her research has described professional issues for allied health professionals such as competency development, ethical dilemmas and workforce recruitment and retention issues. Michelle’s research has influenced speech pathology curricula internationally.  Michelle Lincoln made a significant contribution to the area of stuttering through research about the fundamental nature of stuttering, stuttering management and treatment efficacy. Her research has been supported by both the ARC and NHMRC. Michelle has published in the best journals in her field including the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research and Journal of Fluency Disorders and in biomedical and health services research publications such as Laterality and Journal of Allied Health.

Michelle has established research track record in clinical trials of stuttering treatments. A seminal Phase ll clinical trial of the Lidcombe Program presented the first convincing data of the impact of early intervention on stuttering. The citations for this paper are exceptional for the field (ISI database 50 citations). Michelle extended her research about the Lidcombe Program through a Phase 1 telehealth trial of distance intervention for children who stutter in rural and remote areas of Australia. Her research has also addressed the issue of the relationship between stuttering and anxiety in adults who stutter, laterality in stuttering and altered auditory feedback and stuttering. The review article in the area of altered auditory feedback has remained in the top ten most downloaded articles from the journal for the past 18 months.

Michelle has authored book chapters in texts about stuttering along side eminent researchers in the field. She is on the editorial board of two international journals and is a regular reviewer for all of the major journals in the field of stuttering.

In 2005 Michelle was awarded the University of Sydney’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and in 2006 a Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In 2007 Michelle was made a Fellow of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

Selected publications

·          Lincoln, M., Packman, A.,Onslow, M. & Jones, M. (2010). An experimental investigation of the effect of AAF on the conversational speech of adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language Hearing Research, 53 (5), 1122-1131

·          Bricker-Katz, G., Lincoln, M., & McCabe, P. (2010). Older people who stutter: Barriers to communication and perceptions of treatment needs. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45 (1),15-30.

·          Bricker-Katz, G., Lincoln, M., & McCabe, P. (2009). A Lifetime of Stuttering: How emotional reactions to stuttering impact activities and participation in older people. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(21), 1742-1752.

·          Bricker-Katz, G., Lincoln, M., & McCabe, P. (2009). The persistence of stuttering behaviours in older people. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(8): 646–658.

·          Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Dew, A., Bulkeley, K., Brentnall, J., & Griffiths, S. (2012). Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:70. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/70

·          Dew, A., Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Brentnall, J., Bulkeley, K., Gallego, G., Bundy, A., & Griffiths, S,. (2012). The need for new models of delivery of therapy intervention to people with a disability in rural and remote Australia. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37, 1, 50-53.

·          Keane, S., Smith, T., & Lincoln, M. (2011). A survey of the rural allied health workforce in New South Wales to inform recruitment and retention. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 18, 38-44.

·          Morrison, S., Lincoln, M., & Reed, V. (2011). How experienced speech-language pathologists learn to work on teams. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 13, 4, 369–377.

·          Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., & Balandin, S. (2010). Experienced Speech Pathologists’ response to ethical dilemmas: An integrated approach to ethical reasoning. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 19, 121-134.

·          Kenny, B., Lincoln, M., Grono, K., & Balandin, S. (2009). An ethical perspective on quality of care: The nature of ethical dilemmas experienced by new graduate and experienced speech pathologists. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44, 421-439