BAppSc, MSpPath, CPSP (New Graduate Program)
Katie is our first new graduate speech pathologist to formally be employed as part of the VMA Graduate Program and we think it will be immediately apparent to all why she was selected. Along with her keen brain and enthusiasm for learning, Katie has a wonderfully warm and caring personality which endear her to all those she encounters. Her interests in linguistics, health care and human communication led her to complete her Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Speech Pathology degree at La Trobe University in 2019. Throughout her degree, Kate has completed clinical placements in a variety of settings, including sub-acute rehabilitation, community rehabilitation and rural paediatric services. Her face may also be familiar as Katie was one of our wonderful administration staff for three years while she studied speech pathology.
Kate has enjoyed learning about all areas of speech pathology but has found particular interests in adult communication conditions and laryngology across the lifespan. Kate hopes to broaden her understanding of this field through evidence-based learning and professional development. She is also excited to be mentored so as to further her skills and translate the knowledge of the VMA ‘”Speechies” into her own developing clinical practice. She is a valued and indispensable part of the Voice Medicine Australia team.