Fellowship of Speech Pathology Australia awarded to Dr Elisabeth Harrison
Dr Elisabeth Harrison, Senior Lecturer in the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program in the Department of Linguistics, has been awarded Fellowship of Speech Pathology Australia. Fellowship of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) is one of the highest public professional honours SPA awards to a member demonstrating outstanding, significant and sustained contribution to the speech pathology profession.
Dr Harrison has made a substantial, varied, and sustained contribution to speech pathology in Australia since entering the profession in 1986. Her most outstanding achievements are in the areas of Research Scholarship, Clinical Practice, and Teaching and Learning. She is one of the creators of the Lidcombe Program treatment for early childhood stuttering. She has been a leading figure in the development of its evidence base, and in facilitating its use in speech pathology clinical practice worldwide. Dr Harrison has also been a key contributor to SPA activities relating to accreditation of professional-entry degree programs, and in leading speech pathology education at Macquarie University.
Dr Harrison joined the Department of Linguistics in 2001, after a successful career as a practicing speech pathologist. Dr Harrison was the Program Director of the Master of Speech and Language Pathology between 2009 and 2017. Her measured, effective leadership ensured the stability and success of the program.
Congratulations, Dr Harrison