Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Linda Wilson

Dr Linda Wilson

B App Sc (Sp Path) Hons, PhD, CPSP

Linda completed her undergraduate speech pathology honours degree in 1992. Since that time, she has worked as:

  • A speech pathologist in community and hospital settings;
  • As a research assistant/officer, on projects ranging from an investigation of speech perception following insertion of cochlear implants, to a clinical trial of the Lidcombe Program with school age children who stutter; and
  • As an academic (teacher/researcher).

She was awarded a PhD in 2003, for her research investigating "Telehealth Delivery of the Lidcombe Program". Her current research interests are in the areas of stuttering; rural speech pathology;  service management issues, such as equity, service availability, and accessibility; and telehealth.

Position/s Held
  • Lecturer - Speech Pathology

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Teaching

Linda has 16 years of experience teaching in universities. She has taught into both undergraduate and Masters level speech pathology preparation courses, and has successfully supervised numerous honours and higher degree research students.

Subject Delivered

Over last five years

  • SPH214 Therapeutic Communication Practice 2 (part)
  • SPH306 Evidence Based Management of Stuttering
  • SPH512 Assessment and Analysis of Sensory Motor Skills (part)
  • SPH524 Issues of Ethics, Access and Equity in Speech Pathology Practice
Innovations in Teaching

Linda teaches in accordance with the principles of adult learning. Her teaching is not particularly innovative – these principles have been discussed in the literature for many years now – but she tries to teach in ways that engage students and help them make connections between theory and practice. For on campus classes, she tends to teach in workshop mode, which she conceives as short lectures, of around 20 minutes or so, to provide basic information, followed by practical activities and/or small group discussion, often based around client cases or clinical problems. These activities, client cases and clinical problems are specifically designed to help students to process and apply the information, and then extend their understanding of it. A primary aim of her teaching is to model and scaffold clinical reasoning and critical thinking.

Recently, Linda has begun to teach into online (distance) subjects. She is attempting to transfer her approaches to teaching into this new domain!

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Research and Publications

Experience and interests

Linda has been actively involved in research since the early 1990s, as a research assistant/officer, research higher degree student, associate researcher, honours and research higher degree supervisor, and as a primary researcher. She was awarded a PhD in 2003 for her research investigating "Telehealth Delivery of the Lidcombe Program", and was a principal investigator on a multimillion dollar National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant held by the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and published in international peer reviewed journals. Her current research interests are in the areas of stuttering;  rural speech pathology;  service management issues, such as equity, service availability, and accessibility; and telehealth.

 List of Publications
  • Van Dort, S., Wilson, L., & Coyle, J. (2014). Exploring a model of effectual learning for a student speech pathology placement at a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) centre in Malaysia. Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 25, 22-42. doi 10.5463/DCID.v25i.369
  • Hoffman, L., Wilson, L. Copley, A., Hewat, S., & Lim, V. (2014). The reliability of a severity rating scale to measure stuttering in an unfamiliar language. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 317-326.
  • Verdon, S., Wilson, L., Smith-Tamaray, M., & McAllister, L. (2014, February). Inequity in the availability and accessibility of speech pathology services for rural Australians. Submission to the Australian Government Senate Inquiry Regarding Evidence of the Social and Economic Cost of Failing to Treat Communication and Swallowing Disorders and the Projected Demand for Speech Pathology Services in Australia.
  • Van Dort, A., Coyle, J., Wilson, L., & Ibrahim, H. M. (2013). Implementing the World Report on Disability in Malaysia: A student-led service to promote knowledge and innovation. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 90-95.
  • O'Callaghan, A., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2012). Healthcare consumers' need for brain-injury services: The critical importance of timing in planning future services. Brain Impairment, 13, 316-332.
  • O'Callaghan, A.M., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2012). Insight vs readiness: Factors affecting engagement in therapy from the perspectives of adults with TBI and their significant others. Brain Injury, 26, 1599-1610.
  • O'Callaghan, A.M., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2011). Experiences of care: Perspectives of carers of adults with traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13, 218-226.
  • Smith-Tamaray, M., Wilson, L., & McAllister, L. (2011). Factors affecting dysphagia management and compliance with recommendations in non-metropolitan healthcare settings. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13, 268-279.
  • Verdon, S., Wilson, L., Smith-Tamaray, M., & McAllister, L. (2011). An investigation of equity of rural speech language pathology services for children: A geographic perspective. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13, 239-250.
  • Vong, E., Wilson, L., & Lincoln, M. (2011). Working with bilingual children who stutter and their families. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13, 137-140.
  • Dunkley, C., Pattie, L., Wilson, L., & McAllister, L. (2010). A comparison of rural speech-language pathologists' and residents' access to and attitudes towards the use of technology for speech-language pathology service delivery. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12, 333-343.
  • O'Callaghan, A. M., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2010). Experiences of care reported by adults with traumatic brain injury in Australia. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12(2), 107-123.
  • Shanahan, L., Wilson, L., O'Callaghan, A., & Dawe, T. (2010). Involving stakeholders in the development, implementation and quality review of a clinical education program: An action research study. In L. McAllister, M. Paterson, J. Higgs, & C. Bithwell (Eds.), Innovations in allied health fieldwork education: A critical appraisal (pp. 319-328). The Netherland: Sense Publishers.
  • McAllister, L., Penn, C., Smith, Y., Van Dort, S., & Wilson, L. (2010). Fieldwork education in non-traditional settings or with non-traditional caseloads. In L. McAllister, M. Paterson, J. Higgs, & C. Bithwell (Eds.), Innovations in allied health fieldwork education: A critical appraisal (pp. 39-47). The Netherland: Sense Publishers.
  • Vong. E., Wilson, L., McAllister, L., & Lincoln, M. (2010). Malaysian parents' use of positive reinforcement: A descriptive study and implications for the Lidcombe Program. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing,13, 87-108.
  • O'Callaghan, A. M., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2009). Sixteen years on has quality of care for rural and non-compensable traumatic brain injury clients improved? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17 (3), 119-123.
  • McAllister, L., Dunkley, C., & Wilson, L. (2008). Attitudes of speech pathologists towards ICTs for service delivery. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 3, 84-88.
  • Wilson, L., McAllister, L., Atkinson, J., & Sefton, P. (2006). Internet based telehealth in speech pathology: Results of preliminary trials. In F. Pinciroli (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Telehealth, CD ROM, (pp. 131-136). Calgary, Alberta, Canada: ACTA Press.
  • O'Callaghan, A. M., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2005). Consumers' proposed solutions to barriers to access of rural and remote speech pathology services. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 7 (2),58-64.
  • O'Callaghan, A.M., McAllister, L., Wilson, L. (2005). Barriers to accessing rural paediatric speech pathology services: Health consumers' perspectives. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 13(3), 162-171.
  • Pattie, L., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2005). Technology for telehealth speech pathology: Availability and acceptability to consumers. In C. Heine & L. Brown (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2005 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Practicality and Impact: Making a Difference in the Real World, CD ROM, (pp. 113-119). Melbourne: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • McAllister, L., Wilson, L., Clark, L., McLeod, S., Beecham, R., & Shanahan, L. (2004). Educating speech pathology graduates for the future: A non-medical curriculum. In B. E. Murdoch (Ed.), 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, CD ROM. Melbourne: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Wilson, L., Onslow, M., & Lincoln, M. (2004). Telehealth adaptation of the Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention: Five case studies. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 13, 81-93.
  • O'Callaghan, A., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (2003). An investigation of rural speech pathology services from the perspective of health care consumers. In C. Williams & S. Leitao (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference: Nature, Nuture, Knowledge (pp. 185-191). Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Packman, A., Rousseau, I., Onslow, M., Dredge, R., Harrison, E. & Wilson, L. (2003). Australia. In Onslow, M., Packman, A., & Harrison, E. (Eds.) The Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention: A clinician's guide (pp. 139-146). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
  • Griffin, S., Clark, E., & Wilson, L. (2002). Moving from a question to a design. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 (1), 38-39.
  • Hewat, S., & Wilson, L. (2002). Getting the methodology right! ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 (1), 40-42.
  • Wilson, L., & Hewat, S. (2002). From research question to design. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 (1), 35-37.
  • Wilson, L., Lincoln, M., & Onslow, M. (2002). Availability, access and quality of care: Inequities in rural speech pathology services for children and a model for redress. Advances in Speech Language Pathology, 4, 9-22.
  • Desai, H., McAllister, L., Wilson, L., & Trevethan, R. (2001). A study of vocabulary in two-year-old Australian children. In L. Wilson & S. Hewat (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference: Evidence and Innovation (pp. 163-169). Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Griffin, S., Wilson, L., Clark, E., & McLeod, S. (2001). Technological innovations: The applications of automatic speech recognition in speech pathology. In L. Wilson & S. Hewat (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference: Evidence and Innovation, (pp. 293-297). Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Wilson, L. & Hewat, S. (Eds.) (2001). Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference: Evidence and Innovation. Melbourne: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Griffin, S., Wilson, L., & Clark, E. (2000). Speech pathology applications of speech recognition technology. Proceedings of the Eighth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 362-366). Canberra: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association.
  • Harrison, E., Wilson, L., & Onslow, M. (1999). Distance intervention for early stuttering with the Lidcombe Program. Advances in Speech Language Pathology, 1, 31-36.
  • Chan, A., McAllister, L., & Wilson, L. (1998). An investigation of the MLU-age relationship and predictors of MLU in two and three year old Australian children. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 3, 97-108.
  • Lincoln, L., Onslow, M., Lewis, C., & Wilson, L. (1996). A clinical trial of an operant treatment for school-age children who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 5, 73-85.

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Community Engagement

Over the years, Linda has taken on various roles that have served the speech pathology professional and academic communities. These include: convenor of a state-wide conference, member of a steering committee, peer reviewer of articles submitted to national and international speech pathology journals, editor of proceedings of a Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, peer reviewer of applications submitted to the National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants scheme, examiner of research theses (honours & PhD), and peer reviewer of human research ethics applications.

Memberships
  • Practising Member, Speech Pathology Australia
  • International Affiliate, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, International Fluency Association

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