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Professor Alison Ferguson

Conjoint Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (Speech Pathology)

When words fail

Professor Alison Ferguson explores novel communication strategies for people who have lost speech and language function.

when words fail

Loss or impairment of speech and language can be a tragic consequence of brain injury, but involving those close to the patient in their recovery can greatly enhance the injured person's ability to regain communication skills.

"Communication is not just about one person - it is always a synergy between two or more people," explains Professor Alison Ferguson, a Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) speech pathology researcher whose specialty is communicative interaction.

"There may be a limit to what therapists can do working with the patient alone, but there is an infinite array of things we can do to improve the communicative process by involving partners, family and friends."

Ferguson began working with brain-injured patients in hospitals after completing her undergraduate degree. She undertook her doctoral research in linguistics, which gave her the ability to better analyse communicative interaction.

"Speech pathologists have a strong focus on multimodal communication," Ferguson says. "People think speech pathologists just work with speech but people communicate in a variety of ways - through facial expression, tone of voice, gesture and, of course, writing or drawing. So all of that can be incorporated into a therapy program."

Ferguson has a strong record of collaborative clinical research and is a member of the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation, a national, multi-disciplinary network of clinical and research specialists that is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

She was part of the team who established the discipline of Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle in 1994 and contributed to the formulation of a national benchmarking system for speech pathology education.

In recent years she has published two influential books in her field, Expert Practice: A Critical Discourse and Researching Communication Disorders (co-authored with Professor Beth Armstrong).

Ferguson, along with her colleague Dr Elizabeth Spencer, is currently involved in a novel collaboration with FEDUA colleague Professor Hugh Craig, a pioneer in the field of computational linguistics renowned for his groundbreaking computer analysis of the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Ferguson sees great potential in applying those same analytical tools to the large data sets speech pathology researchers need to establish benchmarks of 'normal' speech.

"We need in our research to use closely matched control subjects - in other words, we assess the language used by someone with brain damage against the language used by a healthy person of the same age, gender, education level and background," Ferguson explains.

"But there is a range of variation in 'normal' language use so we need to determine that range and it is difficult to get large sets of data that capture the full variation.

"This technology potentially gives us the capacity to analyse the language of thousands of different control subjects, therefore getting a more accurate representation of that 'normal' range.''

Ferguson says the research is innovative in a number of ways, not least of which is the unusual nature of the collaboration.

"Speech pathology is a multidisciplinary field but I never thought I would be collaborating with a Shakespearean scholar - I think we can safely assume that is a world first," she laughs.

"But one of the delightful things about being in the Faculty of Education and Arts is the company you keep, and the interesting partnerships that can lead to."

when words fail

When words fail

Alison Ferguson explores novel communication strategies for people who have lost speech and language function.

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Career Summary

Biography

I commenced my career as a speech pathologist in 1981, working with a generalist community and hospital caseload in Orange, NSW. I developed specialist expertise with adults with communication disorders of neurological origin through my work in a number of settings including Prince of Wales Hospital, The Parramatta Hospitals (now Westmead Hospital), and Lidcombe Hospital (which was a specialised rehabilitation hospital). My academic career commenced at Cumberland College of Health Sciences (now Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney), and following completion of my doctorate from Macquarie University, I began my work here to establish the discipline of Speech Pathology at University of Newcastle.

Research Expertise
My research expertise is in the area of applications of sociolinguistic approaches to the development of assessment and intervention for people with acquired language impairment due to brain damage (for example, following a stroke). I have a strong track record of collaborative funded clinical research, mainly in the area of social interactions involving people with aphasia. I have disseminated this work through publications and presentations in international and national peer-reviewed forums. My work is cited in influential papers and leading reference works in the area of aphasia.

In 2008, my book on Expert Practice: A Critical Discourse was published by Plural Publishing, and in 2009 Researching Communication Disorders (co-authored by myself and my colleague Professor Beth Armstrong) was published by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers. I also have a strong and sustained track record in successful research supervision, and this work was recognised by the Vice-Chancellors Award for Supervision Excellence in 2007.

Teaching Expertise
In late 1993 I took up the inaugural position in the speech pathology discipline at University of Newcastle, and was responsible for developing the curriculum and teaching approach for the four year undergraduate professional preparation program (Bachelor of Speech Pathology) which commenced in 1994. I led the ongoing development of the program through my roles of Speech Pathology Discipline and Program Convenor for over 12 years since its commencement. In 2001 and again in 2011, the University acknowledged the consistent high quality of the teaching program by the speech pathology teaching team through the Team Awards related to Teaching. The program was the first competency-based curriculum in speech pathology, and the ratings of overall satisfaction and teaching quality by graduates are consistently high for the discipline. As part of a cross-institutional team (with colleagues from University of Sydney, Flinders University and Charles Sturt University) I have contributed to the development of the first validated performance assessment tool for the evaluation of speech pathology students, COMPASS®. The research development, validation and implementation of this tool received competitive grant funding from the Australian Research Council, and from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, and the project team received national awards in recognition of this achievement in 2006 (Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching) and in 2008 (Australian Learning Teaching Council). This assessment tool is now in use nationally for all speech pathology professional preparation programs (both undergraduate and postgraduate) in Australia, as well as being adopted by all programs in New Zealand (with further interest currently being shown in other countries).

Administrative Expertise
I have administration experience at discipline level (as Speech Pathology Program Convenor for over 12 years), at School level (in roles as Deputy Head, and School Convenor for Teaching & Learning, and for Research for 4 years in total), and at University level (as Chair, University Human Research Ethics Committee, 2009-2011).

Collaborations
My research collaborations include: - Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation - working with a national and international team led by Professor Linda Worrall from University of Queensland (see www.ccreaphasia.org.au ) - Competency Based Assessment and Benchmarking in Speech Pathology Education - working with a national team led by Professor Michelle Lincoln from University of Sydney and Associate Professor Sue McAllister from Flinders University

Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Canberra College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Cumberland College of Health Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Legal Studies, Charles Sturt University

Keywords

  • Acquired neurogenic communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Clinical education
  • Clinical linguistics
  • Speech-language pathology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 30
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 10
200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2010 -  Professor of Speech Pathology University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/06/2010 Associate Professor in Speech Pathology

Speech pathology

University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/1999 -  Editorial Board - Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics Journal Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics Journal
Australia
1/01/1995 -  Editorial Board - Aphasiology Journal Aphasiology Journal
Australia
1/11/1993 - 1/12/2003 Senior Lecturer in Speech Pathology

Defunct - School of Humanities and Social Science (formerly Language and Media)

University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/1985 - 1/12/1988 Tutor The University of Sydney
Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2003 -  Membership - Speech Pathology Association of Australia Speech Pathology Association of Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
United States

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1992 - 1/10/1993 Area Adviser in Speech Pathology South Western Sydney Area Health Service
Speech Pathology Department, Lidcombe Hospital
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/10/1993 Head of Department Lidcombe Hospital
Speech Pathology Department
Australia
1/01/1988 - 1/12/1989 Student Unit Supervisor Parramatta Hospitals, Westmead
Speech Pathology Department
Australia
1/01/1983 - 1/12/1985 Speech Pathologist Prince of Wales Hospital
Speech Pathology Department
Australia
1/01/1981 - 1/12/1982 Speech Pathologist NSW Health Department, Central Western Region
Orange Community Health Centre
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2011 Work Integrated Learning Team of the Year Award
University of Newcastle
2008 Australian Award for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
Australian Learning & Teaching Council
2006 Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching
Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
2001 Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team award)
University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Ferguson AJ, Armstrong E, Researching Communication Disorders, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 203 (2009) [A1]
2008 Ferguson AJ, Expert Practice: A Critical Discourse, Plural Publishing, San Diego, California, 194 (2008) [A1]

Chapter (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Ferguson A, 'A critical discourse perspective on understandings of the nature of aphasia', The handbook of qualitative research in communication disorders: In honour of Jack S. Damico, Psychology Press, New York 173-185 (2014) [B1]
2013 Armstrong E, Ferguson A, Simmons-Mackie N, 'Discourse and Functional Approaches to Aphasia.', Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston 217-232 (2013) [B2]
2013 Barnes S, Ferguson A, 'Conversation analysis applied to disordered speech and language', Research methods in clinical linguistics and phonetics: A practical guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 126-145 (2013) [B2]
2011 Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, Mortensen L, 'Public and private identity: The co-construction of aphasia through discourse', Discourses of Deficit, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke 215-231 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.1057/9780230299023
2011 Ferguson AJ, 'Clinical linguistic proficiency: Managing multiparty interactions', Therapeutic Processes for Communication Disorders : A Guide for Clinicians and Students, Psychology Press, Hove, East Sussex 67-78 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.4324/9780203839706
2010 Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, 'Interacting with difficulty', New Adventures in Language and Interaction, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam 199-221 (2010) [B1]
2010 McAllister S, Lincoln M, Ferguson AJ, McAllister L, 'Dilemmas in assessing performance on fieldwork education placements', Innovations in Allied Health Fieldwork Education : A Critical Appraisal, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 247-260 (2010) [B1]
2009 Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, Spencer EL, 'Exploring the potential for corpus-based research in speech-language pathology', Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, Massachusetts 30-36 (2009) [B1]
Co-authors Elizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig
2008 Ferguson AJ, Thomson JA, 'Systemic functional linguistics and communication impairment', The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 130-145 (2008) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2007 Ferguson AJ, 'Multiparty interactions in aphasia', Clinical Aphasiology: Future Directions, Psychology Press, Hove, United Kingdom 181-194 (2007) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2005 Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, Mortensen L, Togher L, 'Acquired language disorders perspective', Continuing Discourse on Language: A Functional Perspective, Equinox Publishing, London 383-412 (2005) [B1]
2000 Ferguson AJ, 'Maximising Communication Effectiveness', Pragmatics in Speech and Language Pathology, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam 53-88 (2000) [B1]
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Journal article (59 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Barnes S, Ferguson A, 'Conversation partner responses to problematic talk produced by people with aphasia: some alternatives to initiating, completing, or pursuing repair', Aphasiology, 29 315-336 (2015)

Background: Problems with intersubjectivity (i.e., mutual understanding) are prevalent during interactions involving people with aphasia. The linguistic restrictions imposed by ap... [more]

Background: Problems with intersubjectivity (i.e., mutual understanding) are prevalent during interactions involving people with aphasia. The linguistic restrictions imposed by aphasia mean that conversation partners must often assist with repairing intersubjective problems if they are to be resolved efficaciously. However, conversation partners can resist participation in repair activities. This may have serious negative implications for how people with aphasia participate in conversation.

DOI 10.1080/02687038.2013.874547
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Hankey GJ, Flicker L, 'Propositional idea density in older men's written language: findings from the HIMS study using computerised analysis.', Clin Linguist Phon, 29 85-101 (2015)
DOI 10.3109/02699206.2014.956263
Co-authors Hugh Craig, Elizabeth Spencer, Kim Colyvas
2015 Cubirka L, Barnes S, Ferguson A, 'Student speech pathologists¿ experiences of an aphasia therapy group', Aphasiology, (2015)

Background: There is evidence that group therapy for people with aphasia is effective, but the skills needed to interact with people with aphasia are complex. There is also eviden... [more]

Background: There is evidence that group therapy for people with aphasia is effective, but the skills needed to interact with people with aphasia are complex. There is also evidence that training and guided experience can improve the skills of family members and health professionals in communicating with people with aphasia. However, there is limited research into how student speech pathologists learn to develop the communication strategies that they will teach others to use when interacting with people with aphasia. Aim: This qualitative study aimed to explore perceptions of the student learning experience in aphasia group therapy of four student speech pathologists, their clinical educator and group members with aphasia. Methods & Procedures: Four student speech pathologists, three clients with aphasia and two spouses participated in four consecutive aphasia group therapy sessions under the supervision of a speech pathology clinical educator. Semi-structured interviews with each student and the clinical educator, following the first, third and final group session, were audio recorded. Following the final session, each participant with aphasia was also interviewed. The interviews were transcribed and qualitative content analysis was used to describe the perspectives of the participants. Outcomes & Results: Analysis of the interviews revealed that student perceptions of their experience were linked to their understanding of group therapy for aphasia, their understanding of the role of communication strategies and their ideas concerning saving face and discourse equality. Findings indicated a close alignment of the perspectives of students, clinical educator and participants with aphasia in their understanding of the contribution of aphasia group therapy to student learning and client benefits. Conclusions: The findings of the present study provide preliminary information for the development of educational practices relevant to speech pathology students preparing for work with people with aphasia.

DOI 10.1080/02687038.2015.1041094
2014 Thomas E, Power E, Worrall L, Rose M, Togher L, Ferguson AJ, 'A national approach to improving aphasia services: Application of a knowledge transfer and exchange framework', Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 16 30-36 (2014) [C2]
2014 Ferguson A, Spencer E, Craig H, Colyvas K, 'Propositional Idea Density in women's written language over the lifespan: Computerized analysis', Cortex, 55 107-121 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.05.012
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig
2014 Frith M, Togher L, Ferguson A, Levick W, Docking K, 'Assessment practices of speech-language pathologists for cognitive communication disorders following traumatic brain injury in adults: An international survey', BRAIN INJURY, 28 1657-1666 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/02699052.2014.947619
2014 Morris K, Ferguson A, Worrall L, 'A qualitative study of legal and social justice needs for people with aphasia', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16 541-551 (2014) [C1]

This paper presents an exploratory investigation of situations in which people with aphasia may be vulnerable to legal and access to justice issues. The study used a qualitative d... [more]

This paper presents an exploratory investigation of situations in which people with aphasia may be vulnerable to legal and access to justice issues. The study used a qualitative descriptive approach to analyse 167 de-identified transcriptions of previously collected interviews, with 50 participants with mild-to-severe aphasia following stroke, 48 family members, and their treating speech-language pathologists. Situations experienced by people with aphasia and their family members were coded using key-word searches based on the previously published framework developed by Ellison and colleagues to describe situations of vulnerability to legal and access to justice needs for older people. Health and financial and consumer situations were most frequently identified in the data. Additionally, there were a number of situations found specifically relating to people with aphasia involving their signatures and credit card use. Instances of discrimination and abuse were also identified, and, although infrequent, these issues point to the profound impact of aphasia on the ability to complain and, hence, to ensure rights to care are upheld. The findings of this study are consistent with previous research in suggesting that legal and access to justice needs are an important issue for people with aphasia and their families.

DOI 10.3109/17549507.2013.855260
2014 Ebert L, Bellchambers H, Ferguson A, Browne J, 'Socially disadvantaged women's views of barriers to feeling safe to engage in decision-making in maternity care', Women and Birth, 27 132-137 (2014) [C1]

Background: Although midwifery literature suggests that woman-centred care can improve the birthing experiences of women and birth outcomes for women and babies, recent research h... [more]

Background: Although midwifery literature suggests that woman-centred care can improve the birthing experiences of women and birth outcomes for women and babies, recent research has identified challenges in supporting socially disadvantaged women to engage in decision-making regarding care options in order to attain a sense of control within their maternity care encounters. Objective: The objective of this paper is to provide an understanding of the issues that affect the socially disadvantaged woman's ability to actively engage in decision-making processes relevant to her care. Research design: The qualitative approach known as Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to gain an understanding of maternity care encounters as experienced by each of the following cohorts: socially disadvantaged women, registered midwives and student midwives. This paper focuses specifically on data from participating socially disadvantaged women that relate to the elements of woman-centred care-choice and control and their understandings of capacity to engage in their maternity care encounters. Findings: Socially disadvantaged women participants did not feel safe to engage in discussions regarding choice or to seek control within their maternity care encounters. Situations such as inadequate contextualised information, perceived risks in not conforming to routine procedures, and the actions and reactions of midwives when these women did seek choice or control resulted in a silent compliance. This response was interpreted as a consequence of women's decisions to accept responsibility for their baby's wellbeing by delegating health care decision-making to the health care professional. Conclusion: This research found that socially disadvantaged women want to engage in their care. However without adequate information and facilitation of choice by midwives, they believe they are outsiders to the maternity care culture and decision-making processes. Consequently, they delegate responsibility for maternity care choices to those who do belong; midwives. These findings suggest that midwives need to better communicate a valuing of the woman's participation in decision-making processes and to work with women so they do have a sense of belonging within the maternity care environment. Midwives need to ensure that socially disadvantaged women do feel safe about having a voice regarding their choices and find ways to give them a sense of control within their maternity care encounters. © 2013.

DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.11.003
Co-authors Helen Bellchambers, Lyn Ebert
2014 Aldous K, Tolmie R, Worrall L, Ferguson A, 'Speech-language pathologists' contribution to the assessment of decision-making capacity in aphasia: A survey of common practices', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 16 231-241 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/17549507.2013.871751
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Rose M, Ferguson A, Power E, Togher L, Worrall L, 'Aphasia Rehabilitation in Australia: Current Practices, Challenges and Future Directions', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16 169-180 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/17549507.2013.794474
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2013 Bryant L, Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Worrall L, 'Propositional Idea Density in aphasic discourse', Aphasiology, 27 992-1009 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02687038.2013.803514
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig
2013 Steel J, Ferguson A, Spencer E, Togher L, 'Speech pathologists' current practice with cognitive-communication assessment during post-traumatic amnesia: A survey', BRAIN INJURY, 27 819-830 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/02699052.2013.775492
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Elizabeth Spencer
2013 Barnes SE, Candlin CN, Ferguson A, 'Aphasia and topic initiation in conversation: a case study', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 48 102-114 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00186.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2013 McAllister S, Lincoln M, Ferguson A, McAllister L, 'Validating workplace performance assessments in health sciences students: A case study from speech pathology', Journal of Applied Measurement, 14 356-374 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 O'Brien R, Byrne N, Mitchell R, Ferguson A, 'Rural speech-language pathologists' perceptions of working with allied health assistants', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 613-622 (2013) [C1]

Workforce shortages are forecast for speech-language pathology in Australia, and will have a more significant impact on rural and remote areas than on metropolitan areas. Allied h... [more]

Workforce shortages are forecast for speech-language pathology in Australia, and will have a more significant impact on rural and remote areas than on metropolitan areas. Allied health (AH) disciplines such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy address the problem of workforce shortages and growing clinical demand by employing allied health assistants (AHAs) to provide clinical and administrative support to AH professionals. Currently, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) don't work with discipline-specific allied health assistants in all states of Australia (e.g., New South Wales). This paper aims to provide insight into the perceptions of SLPs in one Australian state (NSW) regarding working with AHAs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight rural SLPs. Qualitative analysis indicated that participants perceived they had deficits in skills and knowledge required to work with AHAs and identified further training needs. Participants perceived the SLP role to be misunderstood and were concerned about poor consultation regarding the introduction of AHAs into the profession. Ambivalence was evident in overall perceptions of working with AHAs, and tasks performed. While previous research identified benefits of working with AHAs, results from this study suggest that significant professional, economic, and organizational issues need addressing before such a change should be implemented in speech-language pathology. © 2013 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited.

DOI 10.3109/17549507.2012.759623
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rebecca Mitchell
2012 Hersh D, Sherratt S, Howe T, Worrall L, Davidson B, Ferguson AJ, 'An analysis of the 'goal' in aphasia rehabilitation', Aphasiology, 26 971-984 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2012 Spencer EL, Craig DH, Ferguson AJ, Colyvas KJ, 'Language and ageing - Exploring propositional density in written language - Stability over time', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 26 743-754 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Hugh Craig, Elizabeth Spencer, Kim Colyvas
2012 Howe T, Davidson B, Worrall L, Hersh D, Ferguson AJ, Sherratt SM, Gilbert J, ''You needed to rehab ... families as well': Family members' own goals for aphasia rehabilitation', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 47 511-521 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
2012 Barnes SE, Ferguson AJ, 'Speakership asymmetry during topic talk involving a person with aphasia', Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 3 27-46 (2012) [C1]
2011 McAllister S, Lincoln M, Ferguson AJ, McAllister L, 'A systematic program of research regarding the assessment of speech-language pathology competencies', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 469-479 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2011 Togher L, Yiannoukas C, Lincoln M, Power E, Munro N, McCabe P, et al., 'Evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology curricula: A scoping study', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 459-468 (2011) [C1]
2011 Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2010.08.002
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lyn Ebert, Helen Bellchambers
2011 Worrall L, Sherratt SM, Rogers P, Howe T, Hersh D, Ferguson AJ, Davidson B, 'What people with aphasia want: Their goals according to the ICF', Aphasiology, 25 309-322 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02687038.2010.508530
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 43
2011 Davis L, Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, 'A case study on the communication of older adolescents', Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25 1044-1051 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Elizabeth Spencer
2010 Ferguson AJ, McAllister S, Lincoln M, McAllister L, Owen S, 'Becoming familiar with competency-based student assessment: An evaluation of workshop outcomes', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12 545-554 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/17549507.2011.491128
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, 'Talk about goals for aphasia therapy: A systemic functional analysis', Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 1 95-118 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1558/jircd.v1i1.95
2010 Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, Ferguson AJ, 'The evidence for relationship-centred practice in aphasia rehabilitation', Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 1 277-300 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1558/jircd.v1i2.277
2010 Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, 'Language, meaning, context, and functional communication', Aphasiology, 24 480-496 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02687030902775157
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2010 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, 'Describing the experience of aphasia rehabilitation through metaphor', Aphasiology, 24 685-696 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02687030903438508
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2010 Ferguson AJ, Harper AJ, 'Contributions to the talk of individuals with aphasia in multiparty interactions', Aphasiology, 24 1605-1620 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02687038.2010.493296
2010 Ferguson AJ, 'Appraisal in student-supervisor conferencing: A linguistic analysis', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 45 215-229 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13682820902929099
2010 Ferguson AJ, Duffield G, Worrall L, 'Legal decision-making by people with aphasia: Critical incidents for speech pathologists', International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45 244-258 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13682820902936714
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2010 McAllister S, Lincoln M, Ferguson AJ, McAllister L, 'Issues in developing valid assessments of speech pathology students' performance in the workplace', International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45 1-14 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13682820902745461
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2010 Ferguson AJ, 'Critical tensions in talk about brain injury', Brain Impairment, 11 17-30 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1375/brim.11.1.17
2009 Ferguson AJ, 'The discourse of speech-language pathology', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 104-112 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17549500802412651
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2009 Spencer EL, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'The effect of stuttering on communication: A preliminary investigation', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 23 473-488 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02699200902833373
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Elizabeth Spencer
2009 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Sherratt SM, 'The impact of communication disability on interdisciplinary discussion in rehabilitation case conferences', Disability & Rehabilitation, 31 1795-1807 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09638280902810984
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2009 Ferguson A, Duffield G, Worrall L, 'Legal decision-making by people with aphasia: critical incidents for speech pathologists.', International journal of language & communication disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, 1 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13682820902936714
2009 Al-Amawi SI, Ferguson AJ, Hewat SL, 'Speech pathology in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity: Working with people from an Arabic background', ACQ: ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 11 3-9 (2009) [C1]
Co-authors Sally Hewat
2006 Ferguson AJ, 'Competency-Based Occupational Standards: Influences on Australian Speech Pathology Education', Folia Phoniatrica Et Logopaedica, 58 23-31 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1159/000088995
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2005 Togher L, Ferguson AJ, 'A note on systemic functional linguistics and the study of language disorders', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 19 133-135 (2005) [C2]
2005 Ferguson AJ, 'Issue editor', Advances in Speech Language Pathology, 7 (2005) [C2]
2005 Spencer E, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'A preliminary investigation of the impact of stuttering on language use', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 19 191-201 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02699200410001698625
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Elizabeth Spencer
2004 Carmichael G, Hayes B, Ferguson AJ, 'Time-interval measurement of stuttering: can it make the transition from research to practice?', Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 9 114-129 (2004) [C1]
2004 Ferguson AJ, Armstrong E, 'Reflections on speech-language therapists' talk: implications for clinical practice and education', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 39 469-477 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1368282042000226879
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2003 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, McPhee JR, Buskell R, Armstrong E, Togher L, 'Testamentary capacity and aphasia: A descriptive case report with implications for clinical practice', Aphasiology, 17 965-980 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02687030344000337
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2002 Ferguson AJ, Peterson PG, 'Intonation in partner accommodation for aphasia: A descriptive single case study', Journal of Communication Disorders, 35 11-30 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Peter Peterson
2002 Ferguson AJ, 'The place of peer review in research', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 61 (2002) [C3]
2002 Ferguson AJ, Mortensen L, 'Writing for Research', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 54-56 (2002) [C3]
2001 Ferguson AJ, Elliot NR, 'Analysing aphasia treatment sessions', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 15 229-243 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
2000 Ferguson A, 'Social skills and the speech impaired, 2nd edition', JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, 25 165-167 (2000) [C3]
1999 Ferguson A, 'Merging the models: what, why, how, and when in aphasia therapy - Reply - Maybe it's not how, but why?', APHASIOLOGY, 13 147-150 (1999)
Citations Web of Science - 2
1999 Ferguson AJ, 'Learning in aphasia therapy: It's not so much what you do, but how you do it!', Aphasiology, Vol. 13, No. 2 125-132 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 19
1999 Ferguson A, 'Self-initiated repair by fluent aphasic speakers in conversation', CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 13 72-73 (1999)
1998 Ferguson AJ, 'Conversational turn-taking and repair in fluent aphasia', Aphasiology, Vol 12, No 11 1007-1031 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 22
1998 Ferguson AJ, 'Explicit integration of approaches to aphasia', Aphasiology, Vol 12 No 6 458-467 (1998) [C1]
1997 Ferguson A, Armstrong EM, 'Semantic therapy: process and content', APHASIOLOGY, 11 1090-1094 (1997)
DOI 10.1080/02687039708249430
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
1996 Ferguson A, 'Describing competence in aphasic normal conversation', CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 10 55-63 (1996)
DOI 10.3109/02699209608985161
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 21
1994 Ferguson A, 'The influence of aphasia, familiarity and activity on conversational repair (1994) [C1]
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Conference (38 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Worrall L, Thomas E, Rose M, Power E, Togher L, Ferguson A, 'The Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2014) [E3]
2013 Spencer EL, Craig H, Colyvas K, 'Propositional Idea Density in written descriptions of health: Potential clinical applications', ., Tuscon, AZ (2013)
Co-authors Elizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig, Kim Colyvas
2012 Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, 'Language and life stages', Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Hugh Craig, Elizabeth Spencer
2012 Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Browne J, Bellchambers HL, 'Can't breathe: The socially disadvantaged woman and choice', 4th Biennial Conference Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Lyn Ebert, Helen Bellchambers
2011 Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, 'Woman-centered care: Experiences of socially disadvantaged women, registered midwives and student midwives', 1st Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research 2011, Seoul, Korea (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lyn Ebert
2011 McAllister S, Lincoln M, Ferguson AJ, Davidson B, Hill A, Davenport R, et al., 'The benchmarking COMPASS Database : A confidential interactive web based strategy to benchmark learning outcomes', Proceedings of AuQF2011 : Demonstrating Quality, Melbourne, Australia (2011) [E2]
2008 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, 'Goals, metaphorically speaking', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008 Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, Worrall L, Davidson B, Ferguson AJ, 'Goals in aphasia therapy: What are they, how do we set them and how do we score?', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008 Howe T, Davidson B, Worrall L, Hersh D, Sherratt SM, Ferguson AJ, 'Goals and goal-setting: What are the experiences of family members of people with aphasia?', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008 Sherratt SM, Hersh D, Howe T, Worrall L, Davidson B, Ferguson AJ, 'Goals and goal-setting: What are the experiences of people with aphasia?', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008 Al-Amawi S, Ferguson AJ, Hewat SL, 'Assessing aphasia in arabic speakers: Work in progress', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Sally Hewat
2008 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Sherratt SM, 'What goes on in rehabilitation case conferences? A qualitative analysis', Internal Medicine Journal, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01755_7.x
2008 Ferguson AJ, McAllister S, Lincoln M, McAllister L, 'Engaging educators and students in the roll-out COMPASS: A new assessment tool', 2008 ATN Assessment Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E1]
2008 McAllister S, Lincoln M, Ferguson AJ, McAllister L, 'Engaging speech pathology students in design and validation of competency based assessment in the workplace', 2008 ATN Assessment Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E1]
2007 Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Ferguson AJ, Howe T, Sherratt SM, 'Aphasia rehabilitation: Identifying the goals of people with aphasia', 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing. Program and Abstracts, Brisbane (2007) [E3]
2007 Ferguson AJ, McAllister SM, Lincoln M, McAllister L, 'Impact of familiarising clinical educators with the assessment principles of Compass', 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing. Program and Abstracts, Brisbane (2007) [E3]
2007 Worrall L, Davison B, Ferguson AJ, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt S, 'What people with aphasia want: Towards person-centered goal-setting in aphasia rehabilitation', ASHA 2007. Abstracts, Boston (2007) [E3]
2007 Davidson B, Worrall L, Hersh D, Ferguson AJ, Howe T, Sherratt S, Gilbert J, 'Family members goals for aphasia rehabilitation', British Aphasiology Society Biennial International Conference 2007. Conference Abstracts, Edinburgh (2007) [E3]
2007 Proudfoot KA, Ferguson AJ, Mathisen BA, 'Teaching speech pathology students: Some insights from social learning theory', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2007. Conference Program and Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2007 Ferguson AJ, 'Group interaction involving speakers with aphasia', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2007. Conference Program and Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2007 Duffield G, Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, 'Legal issues and aphasia: Critical incidents for speech pathologists', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2007. Conference Program and Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2007 O'Neill I, Machin P, Ferguson AJ, Laney G, Alston M, 'Quality of life in individuals with aphasia: Use of a mixed methods approach', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2007. Conference Program and Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2005 Ferguson AJ, Togher L, 'Analysing the exchange', Discourses of Hope: Peace - Reconciliation - Learning - Change, University of Sydney (2005) [E3]
2005 Armstrong E, Candlin CN, Ferguson AJ, Isaac KM, Roger P, 'Challenges to interprofessional expertise in interpreter-mediated encounters in speech pathology', Diversity of discourse communities in health: Power, politics and risk, Sydney (2005) [E3]
2005 Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, McPhee JR, 'Communicating legal issues: Facilitating access to justice for people with aphasia', Diversity of discourse communities in health: Power, politics and risk, Sydney (2005) [E3]
2005 Ferguson AJ, 'Speech Pathologists and Interpreters: Partners in Action', The Future is Now, Madison, Winsconsin USA (2005) [E3]
2004 Sherratt SM, Ferguson AJ, 'Vintage Communication: An Anti-Ageist Perspective', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre QLD (2004) [E1]
2004 Begg TL, Ferguson AJ, 'Student Clinical Performance: Relationships between Methods of Assessment', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD AUST (2004) [E1]
2004 Alston M, Ferguson AJ, 'A Pilot Group Program for Chronic Aphasia', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD (2004) [E1]
2003 Spencer (Ext) EL, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'Language use and stuttering: Changing the analytical lens', Nature Nurture Knowledge: Proceedings of the 2003 Speech Pathology Australia national conference, Hobart (2003) [E1]
2001 Bain C, Ferguson AJ, Mathisen BA, 'The Speech Enhancer: Its Potential Contribution to Functional Intelligibility', Evidence and innovation : proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, - (2001) [E1]
2001 James CL, Gibbons J, Berghout AE, Baines S, Ferguson A, 'Critical thinking: Processes and outcomes in education', Evidence and innovation: Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2001)
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Carole James
2001 Ferguson AJ, Fitzpatrick-Barr K, 'Awareness of readiness for self-directed learning: A pilot study', Evidence and innovation: Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia national conference, Melbourne (2001) [E1]
2001 Ferguson AJ, Gibbons J, Berghout AE, James C, Baines S, 'Critical thinking: Processes and outcomes in education', Evidence and innovation: Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia national conference, Melbourne (2001) [E1]
2000 Ferguson AJ, 'Understanding Paragrammatism: Contributions from Conversation Analysis and Systemic Functional Linguistics', Dialogue Analysis VII: Working with Dialogue, University of Birmingham, England (2000) [E1]
2000 Ferguson AJ, 'Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the Aphasiology of Australia', Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the Aphasiology of Australia, Melbourne (2000) [E4]
1998 Ferguson AJ, 'Analysis of learning interactions', Expanding Horizons: Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 1998 Proceedings, Fremantle, WA (1998) [E1]
1998 Ferguson AJ, 'Proceedings of the Fifth National Aphasiology Symposium of Australia', Proceedings of the Fifth National Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, N.S.W. (1998) [E4]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Togher L, Lincoln M, McCabe P, Munro N, Power E, Yiannoukas C, et al., 'Facilitating the integration of evidence based practice into speech pathology curricula: A scoping study to examine the congruence between academic curricula and work based needs', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 105 (2009) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 26
Total funding $366,731

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20133 grants / $11,503

Language and Ageing: Mapping language change with age$7,470

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Spencer, Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Hugh Craig
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200959
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Developing the skills to promote communicative competence in aphasia group therapy $2,533

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson, Miss Laura Cubirka
Scheme Honours Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201068
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

43rd Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2013, Tucson USA, 28 May - 2 June 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300647
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20083 grants / $60,481

CEF admin relief Ferguson$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189256
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Talking about legal and related matters: Issues for individuals with communication disability$7,981

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188503
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

CADAAD - Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Discipline - Hertfordshire, 10/7/2008 - 12/7/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188915
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $111,160

COMPASS Directions: Leading the Integration of a competency based assessment tool in Speech Pathology Learning and Teaching$93,160

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Michelle Lincoln, Associate Professor Lindy McAllister, Associate Professor Sue McAllister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186465
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Partner strategies used when talking with people with communication difficulties$18,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186674
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $16,086

Communicating legal issues: facilitating access to justice for people with aphasia$16,086

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Linda Worrall, Mr John McPhee, Doctor Susan Sherratt
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186043
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $9,900

2005 RIBG allocation$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185819
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, 24-29 July 2005, USA$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185038
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20043 grants / $6,590

Decision-making and acquired dysphasia in adults: Issues for health professionals$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Linda Worrall
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183385
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Barriers and bridges to improved quality of life: Perceptions of people living with aphasia$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson, Ms P Machin
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183384
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics & Phoniatrics 29 August to 2 September 2004$590

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183847
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $8,500

Self-directed learning as a predictor of professional development$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181294
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

British Association for Applied Linguistics 35th Annual Meeting, Cardiff University, UK 12-14 September 2002$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182159
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $516

Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne 20-23 May 2001$516

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180761
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $5,295

Speech Pathology Australia Research Grant.$5,000

Funding body: Speech Pathology Association of Australia

Funding body Speech Pathology Association of Australia
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179203
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, NSW 24-25 November 2000$295

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180573
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19992 grants / $124,214

Assessment of Higher Level Language in Children following Brain Injury$123,968

Funding body: Motor Accidents Authority of NSW

Funding body Motor Accidents Authority of NSW
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0177831
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

7th Meeting of the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia Melbourne, VIC.$246

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179083
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19982 grants / $6,769

Analysis of Learning Interactions.$6,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177345
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, WA 11-15 May 1998$769

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179791
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19961 grants / $377

Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Adelaide, 27-28 Sept, 1996$377

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176626
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19952 grants / $5,340

Conversational Repair in Interactions involving people with and without Communication Disorders$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175175
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Australian Assoc of Speech & Hearing, Brisbane, May 21-26$340

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Information Content of Language Used by People with Aphasia
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 Development of Professional Competency: Critical Experiences of Marginal or Failing Students
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 Rural Speech Pathologists' Perceptions of Working with Allied Health Assistants
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2009 Acquired cognitive communication disorders in children following severe traumatic brain injury
Rehabilitation Therapies, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Speech Pathology Assessment of Cognitive Communication During Early Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 The Assessment of Aphasia in the Context of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 Woman-centred Care and the Socially Disadvantaged Woman: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2012 Treatment Schedules in the Delivery of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 An Integrated Framework for Clinical Education: Situating Practice in the Classroom
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2011 Aphasia and topic talk: A case study
Linguistics, Macquarie University
Co-Supervisor
2008 English Language Attitudes and Motivation Among Adult Migrants in Australia
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 Language Use in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 Teachers' Awareness of Language Impairment in Primary-School-Aged Children
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 Factors Influencing the Choice of Speech Pathology as a Career: A Comparative Study
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006 Comparing Language and Cognition Skills in Primary School Age Children with Language Impairment
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2003 Early Literacy: Children's Systematic Creativity
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2003 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Clinician-Interpreter Interaction in Speech Pathology Practice
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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News

UONs Speech Pathology work recognised internationally

UoN’s Speech Pathology work recognised internationally

May 26, 2014

Head of speech pathology, Dr Sally Hewat was recently recognised for her significant contributions to the people of Vietnam in supporting the development of the speech pathology program and profession.

Speech pathology research team

Talking speech research

December 3, 2013

Five of the world's top international speech pathologists are discussing their latest research at the three-day 'Communicating Together' Symposium in Newcastle from 2-4 December.

Professor Alison Ferguson

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Speech Pathology

Contact Details

Email alison.ferguson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5716
Fax (02) 4921 6933

Office

Room GP226
Building General Purpose Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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