BAppSc. (SpPath)- Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
Since graduating as a Speech Pathologist in 2009 Laura has gained experience in a variety of paediatric roles, including inpatient and outpatient, community, and disability. Laura has spent over seven years working specifically in Aboriginal Health roles. Laura enjoys collaborating with children and families experiencing vulnerability and with communities to achieve best outcomes. Laura collaborated with colleagues and communities to develop a peer-reviewed publication of a speech-language pathology model of care for urban Aboriginal children which was published in the Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. This was co-designed with Aboriginal community members and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health professionals that delivered flexible, accessible, evidence based and culturally responsive paediatric speech pathology services for urban Aboriginal children.
Laura now works as a clinical educator in the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre. She has a passion for supporting students to have positive well-rounded workplace learning experiences. Laura works full-time at the Albury campus and provides outpatient services both face to face and via telehealth to paediatric clients.
Laura is a co-author on a study that demonstrates the need, feasibility and acceptability of speech pathologists implementing a social determinants of health concerns identification and referral pathway, and the potential to scale this initiative across other speech pathology services and allied health contexts.
Hamill, L., Kearns, A., Doig, L., Hesse, M., Frederick, D., Purcell, A., & Woolfenden, S. (in press). Screening for unmet social needs in paediatric speech-language pathology to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
Hamill, L., Doig, L., Hunt-Madden, C., Murray, C., Beller, P., Beller, K., Moore, M., Reynolds, T., Parkin, M., Woolfenden, S., Zwi, K., Goodger, B., & Purcell, A. (2022). A co-developed speech-language pathology model of care for urban Aboriginal children. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 24(1), 8-16.