Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Lyndal Sheepway

Dr Lyndal Sheepway

BAppSc(Speech Path), MHlthSc(Comm Dis), PhD

Lyndal joined the speech pathology team at CSU in November 2015 following 12 years working at other Australian universities. She began her career as a speech pathologist in remote NSW and has worked in metropolitan hospitals, community health, and university teaching clinics with clients across the lifespan and range of speech pathology practice areas. Lyndal's academic roles have been in clinical education, workplace learning coordination and academic teaching and research. She has taught a range of professional topics (including ethics, professionalism, teamwork, quality improvement and service delivery models), with speech pathology and occupational therapy students, as well as subjects covering communication development across the lifespan, palliative care, and rural health.

Lyndal's PhD investigated influences on the development of competency in speech pathology students. This continues to be her primary area of research interest, as well as transferability of learning and competency across speech pathology practice areas.

Positions and Roles

Lecturer - Speech Pathology

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Experience with academic teaching and clinical education with speech pathology and occupational therapy students, utilising both face-to-face and distance teaching modalities. Developed and delivered professional development and training for Allied Health clinical educators.

Subjects Delivered 
  • SPH211: Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents
  • SPH513: Assessment and Analysis of Language and Cognition in Speech Pathology
  • SPH523: Intervention for Language and Cognitive Impairments in Speech Pathology
  • SPH544: Reflection on Self, Learning and Professional Practice for Speech Pathologists

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Research and Publications 

Interests include models of clinical education, competency development in speech pathology students, and transferability of learning and competency.

List of Publications 
  • Nicole, M., Fairbrother, M., Nagarajan, S. V., Blackford, J., Sheepway, L., & Penman, M. (2015). Student-led services in a hospital aged care temporary stay unit: Sustaining student placement capacity and physiotherapy service provisions. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 16(4), 327-342.
  • Sheepway, L., Lincoln, M., & McAllister, S. (2014). Impact of placement type on the development of clinical competency in speech–language pathology students. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 49(2), 189-203.
  • Bourne, E., Sheepway, L., Charlton, N., Kilgour, A., Blackford, J., Alam, M. & McAllister, L. (2013). Ethical awareness in allied health students on clinical placements: Case examples and strategies for student support. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 15(2), 94-98
  • Sheepway, L., Lincoln, M., & Togher, L. (2011). An international study of clinical education practices in speech-language pathology. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(2), 174-185.

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Community Engagement

Lyndal regularly reviews articles for the following journals:

  • Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology
  • International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
  • International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Memberships and Affiliations 
  • Member Speech Pathology Australia
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

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