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Dr Lisa Furlong is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in Speech Pathology at Flinders University. Current research projects focus on collaborative practice between speech pathology students and classroom teachers to support children's oral narrative and foundational literacy skills in the context of student placements.

Lisa is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury's Child Well-being Research Institute having been involved in supporting implementation of the Better Start Literacy Approach and Advancing Successful Literacy Achievement Approach in New Zealand primary schools. Lisa is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Education and Science of Language and Reading Lab (SOLAR Lab) at La Trobe University.

Lisa's research interests focus on speech-language pathologists' delivery of face-to-face and telepractice literacy interventions, policy and practice related to evidence-based reading and spelling instruction in primary school settings and, educators' and allied health professionals' engagement with the Science of Reading. Lisa's research also focuses on technology-based speech therapy including mobile health applications and telepractice, to facilitate service access for children with communication difficulties.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy (Speech Pathology), La Trobe University

Award Date: 19 Dec 2018

Bachelor (Honours), Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury

Award Date: 18 Dec 2011

External positions

Clinical Supervisor/Mentor, Box Hill Speech Pathology

Adjunct Research Fellow, La Trobe University

Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Canterbury


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