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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified30
130299Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified10
200499Linguistics not elsewhere classified60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - 30/01/2015ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2010 - Professor of Speech PathologyUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/06/2010Associate Professor in Speech Pathology
Speech pathology
University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/1999 - Editorial Board - Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics JournalClinical Linguistics & Phonetics Journal
Australia
1/01/1995 - Editorial Board - Aphasiology JournalAphasiology Journal
Australia
1/11/1993 - 1/12/2003Senior 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 - 1/12/1988TutorThe University of Sydney
Health
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2003 - Membership - Speech Pathology Association of AustraliaSpeech Pathology Association of Australia
1/01/2000 - Membership - American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
United States

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1992 - 1/10/1993Area Adviser in Speech PathologySouth Western Sydney Area Health Service
Speech Pathology Department, Lidcombe Hospital
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/10/1993Head of DepartmentLidcombe Hospital
Speech Pathology Department
Australia
1/01/1988 - 1/12/1989Student Unit SupervisorParramatta Hospitals, Westmead
Speech Pathology Department
Australia
1/01/1983 - 1/12/1985Speech PathologistPrince of Wales Hospital
Speech Pathology Department
Australia
1/01/1981 - 1/12/1982Speech PathologistNSW Health Department, Central Western Region
Orange Community Health Centre
Australia

Awards

Recognition

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

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

Chapter (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ferguson 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]
2013Armstrong 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]
2013Barnes 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]
2011Armstrong 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]
DOI10.1057/9780230299023
2011Ferguson 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]
DOI10.4324/9780203839706
2010Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, 'Interacting with difficulty', New Adventures in Language and Interaction, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam 199-221 (2010) [B1]
2010McAllister 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]
2009Ferguson 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-authorsElizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig
2008Ferguson AJ, Thomson JA, 'Systemic functional linguistics and communication impairment', The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 130-145 (2008) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2007Ferguson AJ, 'Multiparty interactions in aphasia', Clinical Aphasiology: Future Directions, Psychology Press, Hove, United Kingdom 181-194 (2007) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2005Armstrong 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]
2000Ferguson 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Barnes 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 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.

DOI10.1080/02687038.2013.874547
CitationsScopus - 1
2015Spencer 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)
DOI10.3109/02699206.2014.956263Author URL
Co-authorsHugh Craig, Elizabeth Spencer, Kim Colyvas
2015Cubirka 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 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.

DOI10.1080/02687038.2015.1041094
2014Thomas 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]
2014Ferguson 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]
DOI10.1016/j.cortex.2013.05.012
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsKim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig
2014Frith 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]
DOI10.3109/02699052.2014.947619Author URL
2014Morris 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 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.

DOI10.3109/17549507.2013.855260
2014Ebert 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.wombi.2013.11.003
Co-authorsHelen Bellchambers, Lyn Ebert
2014Aldous 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]
DOI10.3109/17549507.2013.871751Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014Rose 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]
DOI10.3109/17549507.2013.794474
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2013Bryant L, Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Worrall L, 'Propositional Idea Density in aphasic discourse', Aphasiology, 27 992-1009 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02687038.2013.803514Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsKim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig
2013Steel 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]
DOI10.3109/02699052.2013.775492Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer
2013Barnes 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00186.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2013McAllister 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
2013O'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 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.

DOI10.3109/17549507.2012.759623
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRebecca Mitchell
2012Hersh 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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2012Spencer 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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsHugh Craig, Elizabeth Spencer, Kim Colyvas
2012Howe 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]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 14
2012Barnes 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]
2011McAllister 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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2011Togher 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]
2011Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.wombi.2010.08.002
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLyn Ebert, Helen Bellchambers
2011Worrall 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]
DOI10.1080/02687038.2010.508530
CitationsScopus - 44Web of Science - 43
2011Davis L, Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, 'A case study on the communication of older adolescents', Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25 1044-1051 (2011) [C1]
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer
2010Ferguson 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]
DOI10.3109/17549507.2011.491128
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Ferguson 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]
DOI10.1558/jircd.v1i1.95
2010Worrall 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]
DOI10.1558/jircd.v1i2.277
2010Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, 'Language, meaning, context, and functional communication', Aphasiology, 24 480-496 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02687030902775157
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2010Ferguson 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]
DOI10.1080/02687030903438508
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2010Ferguson AJ, Harper AJ, 'Contributions to the talk of individuals with aphasia in multiparty interactions', Aphasiology, 24 1605-1620 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02687038.2010.493296
2010Ferguson AJ, 'Appraisal in student-supervisor conferencing: A linguistic analysis', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 45 215-229 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.3109/13682820902929099
2010Ferguson 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]
DOI10.3109/13682820902936714
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2010McAllister 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]
DOI10.3109/13682820902745461
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2010Ferguson AJ, 'Critical tensions in talk about brain injury', Brain Impairment, 11 17-30 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1375/brim.11.1.17
2009Ferguson AJ, 'The discourse of speech-language pathology', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 104-112 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/17549500802412651
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2009Spencer EL, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'The effect of stuttering on communication: A preliminary investigation', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 23 473-488 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02699200902833373
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer
2009Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Sherratt SM, 'The impact of communication disability on interdisciplinary discussion in rehabilitation case conferences', Disability & Rehabilitation, 31 1795-1807 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09638280902810984
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2009Ferguson 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]
DOI10.1080/13682820902936714
2009Al-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-authorsSally Hewat
2006Ferguson AJ, 'Competency-Based Occupational Standards: Influences on Australian Speech Pathology Education', Folia Phoniatrica Et Logopaedica, 58 23-31 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1159/000088995
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2005Togher L, Ferguson AJ, 'A note on systemic functional linguistics and the study of language disorders', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 19 133-135 (2005) [C2]
2005Ferguson AJ, 'Issue editor', Advances in Speech Language Pathology, 7 (2005) [C2]
2005Spencer 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]
DOI10.1080/02699200410001698625
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer
2004Carmichael 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]
2004Ferguson 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]
DOI10.1080/1368282042000226879
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2003Ferguson 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]
DOI10.1080/02687030344000337
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2002Ferguson AJ, Peterson PG, 'Intonation in partner accommodation for aphasia: A descriptive single case study', Journal of Communication Disorders, 35 11-30 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsPeter Peterson
2002Ferguson AJ, 'The place of peer review in research', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 61 (2002) [C3]
2002Ferguson AJ, Mortensen L, 'Writing for Research', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 54-56 (2002) [C3]
2001Ferguson AJ, Elliot NR, 'Analysing aphasia treatment sessions', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 15 229-243 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 16
2000Ferguson A, 'Social skills and the speech impaired, 2nd edition', JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, 25 165-167 (2000) [C3]
Author URL
1999Ferguson 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)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
1999Ferguson 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]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 19
1999Ferguson A, 'Self-initiated repair by fluent aphasic speakers in conversation', CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 13 72-73 (1999)
Author URL
1998Ferguson AJ, 'Conversational turn-taking and repair in fluent aphasia', Aphasiology, Vol 12, No 11 1007-1031 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 22
1998Ferguson AJ, 'Explicit integration of approaches to aphasia', Aphasiology, Vol 12 No 6 458-467 (1998) [C1]
1997Ferguson A, Armstrong EM, 'Semantic therapy: process and content', APHASIOLOGY, 11 1090-1094 (1997)
DOI10.1080/02687039708249430Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
1996Ferguson A, 'Describing competence in aphasic normal conversation', CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 10 55-63 (1996)
DOI10.3109/02699209608985161Author URL
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 21
1994Ferguson A, 'The influence of aphasia, familiarity and activity on conversational repair (1994) [C1]
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Conference (38 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Worrall L, Thomas E, Rose M, Power E, Togher L, Ferguson A, 'The Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2014) [E3]
Author URL
2013Spencer EL, Craig H, Colyvas K, 'Propositional Idea Density in written descriptions of health: Potential clinical applications', ., Tuscon, AZ (2013)
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer, Hugh Craig, Kim Colyvas
2012Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, 'Language and life stages', Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsHugh Craig, Elizabeth Spencer
2012Ebert 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-authorsLyn Ebert, Helen Bellchambers
2011Ebert 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-authorsLyn Ebert
2011McAllister 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]
2008Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, 'Goals, metaphorically speaking', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008Hersh 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]
2008Howe 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]
2008Sherratt 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]
2008Al-Amawi S, Ferguson AJ, Hewat SL, 'Assessing aphasia in arabic speakers: Work in progress', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsSally Hewat
2008Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Sherratt SM, 'What goes on in rehabilitation case conferences? A qualitative analysis', Internal Medicine Journal, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01755_7.x
2008Ferguson 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]
2008McAllister 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]
2007Worrall 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]
2007Ferguson 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]
2007Worrall 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]
2007Davidson 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]
2007Proudfoot 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]
2007Ferguson AJ, 'Group interaction involving speakers with aphasia', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2007. Conference Program and Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2007Duffield 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]
2007O'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]
2005Ferguson AJ, Togher L, 'Analysing the exchange', Discourses of Hope: Peace - Reconciliation - Learning - Change, University of Sydney (2005) [E3]
2005Armstrong 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]
2005Ferguson 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]
2005Ferguson AJ, 'Speech Pathologists and Interpreters: Partners in Action', The Future is Now, Madison, Winsconsin USA (2005) [E3]
2004Sherratt SM, Ferguson AJ, 'Vintage Communication: An Anti-Ageist Perspective', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre QLD (2004) [E1]
2004Begg TL, Ferguson AJ, 'Student Clinical Performance: Relationships between Methods of Assessment', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD AUST (2004) [E1]
2004Alston M, Ferguson AJ, 'A Pilot Group Program for Chronic Aphasia', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD (2004) [E1]
2003Spencer (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]
2001Bain 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]
2001James 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-authorsSurinder Baines, Carole James
2001Ferguson 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]
2001Ferguson 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]
2000Ferguson AJ, 'Understanding Paragrammatism: Contributions from Conversation Analysis and Systemic Functional Linguistics', Dialogue Analysis VII: Working with Dialogue, University of Birmingham, England (2000) [E1]
2000Ferguson AJ, 'Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the Aphasiology of Australia', Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the Aphasiology of Australia, Melbourne (2000) [E4]
1998Ferguson AJ, 'Analysis of learning interactions', Expanding Horizons: Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 1998 Proceedings, Fremantle, WA (1998) [E1]
1998Ferguson 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Togher 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 grants26
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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Elizabeth Spencer, Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Hugh Craig
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200959
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding bodyNational Stroke Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson, Miss Laura Cubirka
SchemeHonours Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201068
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300647
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20083 grants / $60,481

CEF admin relief Ferguson$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeCareer Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189256
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeCareer Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188503
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188915
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson, Professor Michelle Lincoln, Associate Professor Lindy McAllister, Associate Professor Sue McAllister
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186465
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186674
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $16,086

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson, Professor Linda Worrall, Mr John McPhee, Doctor Susan Sherratt
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186043
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20052 grants / $9,900

2005 RIBG allocation$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185819
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185038
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20043 grants / $6,590

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson, Professor Linda Worrall
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183385
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson, Ms P Machin
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183384
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183847
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20022 grants / $8,500

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181294
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182159
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20011 grants / $516

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180761
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20002 grants / $5,295

Speech Pathology Australia Research Grant.$5,000

Funding body: Speech Pathology Association of Australia

Funding bodySpeech Pathology Association of Australia
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179203
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180573
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19992 grants / $124,214

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

Funding body: Motor Accidents Authority of NSW

Funding bodyMotor Accidents Authority of NSW
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0177831
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179083
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19982 grants / $6,769

Analysis of Learning Interactions.$6,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177345
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0179791
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19961 grants / $377

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176626
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19952 grants / $5,340

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175175
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alison Ferguson
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0176896
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

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

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

Office

RoomGP226
BuildingGeneral Purpose Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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