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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University, 24/09/1993
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, 31/12/1981
  • Bachelor of Arts, Canberra College of Advanced Education, 31/12/1973
  • Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Legal Studies, Charles Sturt University, 11/12/2012

Research

Research keywords

  • Aphasia
  • Clinical education
  • Clinical linguistics

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200400Linguistics60
110300Clinical Sciences30
130200Curriculum And Pedagogy10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow - Speech Pathology Association of Australia

Editorial Board.

  • Member - Aphasiology (journal)
  • Member - Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics (journal)

Awards

Recognition.

2011Work Integrated Learning Team of the Year Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
(Member of the discipline team)
2008Australian Award for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
Australian Learning & Teaching Council (Australia)
Awarded in recognition of the development and national implementation of a competency based assessment tool for speech pathology professional practice (Team Award: Associate Professor Michelle Lincoln, Dr Sue McAllister, Associate Professor Alison Ferguson, & Associate Professor Lindy McAllister)
2006Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching
Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Australia)
Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning - for the development of a valid & reliable national competency based assessment for speech pathology students (Team Award: Associate Professor Michelle Lincoln, Dr Sue McAllister, Associate Professor Alison Ferguson, & Associate Professor Lindy McAllister)
2001Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team award)
University of Newcastle (Australia)
In recognition of integration of competency-based assessment within the professional practice curriculum.

Collaboration

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

Administrative

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).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Acquired neurogenic communication disorders
  • Speech-language pathology

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).

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Ferguson AJ, Expert Practice: A Critical Discourse, Plural Publishing, San Diego, California, 194 (2008) [A1]
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]
2001Ferguson AJ, Elliot NR, 'Analysing aphasia treatment sessions', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 15 229-243 (2001) [C1]
2007Ferguson AJ, 'Multiparty interactions in aphasia', Clinical Aphasiology: Future Directions, Psychology Press, Hove, United Kingdom 181-194 (2007) [B1]
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]
2006Ferguson AJ, 'Competency-Based Occupational Standards: Influences on Australian Speech Pathology Education', Folia Phoniatrica Et Logopaedica, 58 23-31 (2006) [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]
2008Ferguson AJ, Thomson JA, 'Systemic functional linguistics and communication impairment', The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 130-145 (2008) [B1]
2002Ferguson AJ, Peterson PG, 'Intonation in partner accommodation for aphasia: A descriptive single case study', Journal of Communication Disorders, 35 11-30 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Peter Peterson

1994Ferguson A, 'The influence of aphasia, familiarity and activity on conversational repair (1994) [C1]

Publications

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

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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)
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]
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]
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]
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]
2010Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, 'Interacting with difficulty', New Adventures in Language and Interaction, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam 199-221 (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]
2008Ferguson AJ, Thomson JA, 'Systemic functional linguistics and communication impairment', The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 130-145 (2008) [B1]
2007Ferguson AJ, 'Multiparty interactions in aphasia', Clinical Aphasiology: Future Directions, Psychology Press, Hove, United Kingdom 181-194 (2007) [B1]
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 (57 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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]
2014Barnes S, Ferguson A, 'Conversation partner responses to problematic talk produced by people with aphasia: Some alternatives to initiating, completing, or pursuing repair', Aphasiology, (2014)
2014Spencer 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, 1-17 (2014)
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.', Int J Speech Lang Pathol, 16 231-241 (2014)
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]
2013Bryant L, Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Worrall L, 'Propositional Idea Density in aphasic discourse', Aphasiology, 27 992-1009 (2013) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
2013Morris K, Ferguson A, Worrall L, 'A qualitative study of legal and social justice needs for people with aphasia.', Int J Speech Lang Pathol, (2013)
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Elizabeth Spencer

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]
2011Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 (2011) [C1]
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]
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]
2010Ferguson AJ, Harper AJ, 'Contributions to the talk of individuals with aphasia in multiparty interactions', Aphasiology, 24 1605-1620 (2010) [C1]
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]
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]
2010Ferguson AJ, 'Critical tensions in talk about brain injury', Brain Impairment, 11 17-30 (2010) [C1]
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]
2010Armstrong E, Ferguson AJ, 'Language, meaning, context, and functional communication', Aphasiology, 24 480-496 (2010) [C1]
2010Ferguson AJ, 'Appraisal in student-supervisor conferencing: A linguistic analysis', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 45 215-229 (2010) [C1]
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]
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]
2009Ferguson A, Duffield G, Worrall L, 'Legal decision-making by people with aphasia: critical incidents for speech pathologists.', Int J Lang Commun Disord, 1 (2009) [C1]
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]
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]
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-authors: Sally Hewat

2009Ferguson AJ, 'The discourse of speech-language pathology', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 104-112 (2009) [C1]
2006Ferguson AJ, 'Competency-Based Occupational Standards: Influences on Australian Speech Pathology Education', Folia Phoniatrica Et Logopaedica, 58 23-31 (2006) [C1]
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]
2005Bain C, Ferguson AJ, Mathisen BA, 'Effectiveness of the speech enhancer on intelligibility: A case study', Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 13 85-95 (2005) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2002Ferguson AJ, Peterson PG, 'Intonation in partner accommodation for aphasia: A descriptive single case study', Journal of Communication Disorders, 35 11-30 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Peter 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]
2000Ferguson A, 'Social skills and the speech impaired, 2nd edition', JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, 25 165-167 (2000) [C3]
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]
1999Ferguson A, 'Self-initiated repair by fluent aphasic speakers in conversation', CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 13 72-73 (1999)
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)
1998Ferguson AJ, 'Explicit integration of approaches to aphasia', Aphasiology, Vol 12 No 6 458-467 (1998) [C1]
1998Ferguson AJ, 'Conversational turn-taking and repair in fluent aphasia', Aphasiology, Vol 12, No 11 1007-1031 (1998) [C1]
1997Ferguson A, Armstrong EM, 'Semantic therapy: process and content', APHASIOLOGY, 11 1090-1094 (1997)
1996Ferguson A, 'Describing competence in aphasic normal conversation', CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 10 55-63 (1996)
1994Ferguson A, 'The influence of aphasia, familiarity and activity on conversational repair (1994) [C1]
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Conference (37 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]
2012Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, 'Language and life stages', Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
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]
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]
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-authors: Lyn Ebert

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]
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]
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]
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]
2008Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Sherratt SM, 'What goes on in rehabilitation case conferences? A qualitative analysis', Internal Medicine Journal, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Ferguson AJ, Worrall L, Davidson B, Hersh D, Howe T, Sherratt SM, 'Goals, metaphorically speaking', 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]
2008Al-Amawi S, Ferguson AJ, Hewat SL, 'Assessing aphasia in arabic speakers: Work in progress', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Sally Hewat

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2005Ferguson AJ, 'Speech Pathologists and Interpreters: Partners in Action', The Future is Now, Madison, Winsconsin USA (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]
2004Begg TL, Ferguson AJ, 'Student Clinical Performance: Relationships between Methods of Assessment', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD AUST (2004) [E1]
2004Sherratt SM, Ferguson AJ, 'Vintage Communication: An Anti-Ageist Perspective', 2004 IALP Congress Proceedings, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre QLD (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]
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]
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]
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)
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

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2013 (3 grants)

Language and Ageing: Mapping language change with age$7,470
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Spencer, Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Hugh Craig
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,47020132013
GNo:G1200959

Developing the skills to promote communicative competence in aphasia group therapy $2,533
Funding Body: National Stroke Foundation

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson, Miss Laura Cubirka
SchemeRole
Honours GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,53320132013
GNo:G1201068

43rd Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2013, Tucson USA, 28 May - 2 June 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300647

2008 (3 grants)

CEF admin relief Ferguson$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Germov, Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020082008
GNo:G0189256

Talking about legal and related matters: Issues for individuals with communication disability$7,981
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,98120082008
GNo:G0188503

CADAAD - Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Discipline - Hertfordshire, 10/7/2008 - 12/7/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0188915

2007 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Michelle Lincoln, Associate Professor Lindy McAllister, Associate Professor Sue McAllister
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$93,16020072008
GNo:G0186465

Partner strategies used when talking with people with communication difficulties$18,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00020072007
GNo:G0186674

2006 (1 grants)

Communicating legal issues: facilitating access to justice for people with aphasia$16,086
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Linda Worrall, Mr John McPhee, Doctor Susan Sherratt
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,08620062006
GNo:G0186043

2005 (2 grants)

2005 RIBG allocation$7,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50020052005
GNo:G0185819

The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, 24-29 July 2005, USA$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185038

2004 (3 grants)

Decision-making and acquired dysphasia in adults: Issues for health professionals$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Linda Worrall
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020042004
GNo:G0183385

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

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson, Ms P Machin
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020042004
GNo:G0183384

26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics & Phoniatrics 29 August to 2 September 2004$590
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$59020042004
GNo:G0183847

2002 (2 grants)

Self-directed learning as a predictor of professional development$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020022002
GNo:G0181294

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

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0182159

2001 (1 grants)

Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne 20-23 May 2001$516
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51620012001
GNo:G0180761

2000 (2 grants)

Speech Pathology Australia Research Grant.$5,000
Funding Body: Speech Pathology Association of Australia

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020002000
GNo:G0179203

Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, NSW 24-25 November 2000$295
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29520002000
GNo:G0180573

1999 (2 grants)

Assessment of Higher Level Language in Children following Brain Injury$123,968
Funding Body: Motor Accidents Authority of NSW

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$123,96819992000
GNo:G0177831

7th Meeting of the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia Melbourne, VIC.$246
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24619991999
GNo:G0179083

1998 (2 grants)

Analysis of Learning Interactions.$6,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00019981998
GNo:G0177345

Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, WA 11-15 May 1998$769
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$76919981998
GNo:G0179791

1996 (1 grants)

Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Adelaide, 27-28 Sept, 1996$377
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37719961996
GNo:G0176626

1995 (2 grants)

Conversational Repair in Interactions involving people with and without Communication Disorders$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019951995
GNo:G0175175

Australian Assoc of Speech & Hearing, Brisbane, May 21-26$340
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$34019951995
GNo:G0176896
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.48

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Speech Pathology)Principal SupervisorInformation Content of Language Used by People with Aphasia
20132017PhD (Speech Pathology)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of Professional Competency: Critical Experiences of Marginal or Failing Students
20112017PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorRural Speech Pathologists' Perceptions of Working with Allied Health Assistants
20102014PhD (Speech Pathology)Principal SupervisorSpeech pathology assessment during post-traumatic amnesia
20092015Masters Rehabilitation Therapies
University of Sydney
Co-SupervisorAcquired cognitive communication disorders in children following severe traumatic brain injury

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Speech Pathology)Principal SupervisorThe Assessment of Aphasia in the Context of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
2012PHD Linguistics
Macquarie University
Co-SupervisorAphasia and topic talk: A case study
2012PhD (Speech Pathology)Principal SupervisorTreatment Schedules in the Delivery of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention
2012PhD (Speech Pathology)Sole SupervisorAn Integrated Framework for Clinical Education: Situating Practice in the Classroom
2012PhD (Midwifery)Principal SupervisorWoman-centred Care and the Socially Disadvantaged Woman: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
2008PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorEnglish Language Attitudes and Motivation Among Adult Migrants in Australia
2007M Arts (Linguistics) [R]Principal SupervisorTeachers' Awareness of Language Impairment in Primary-School-Aged Children
2007PhD (Speech Pathology)Principal SupervisorFactors Influencing the Choice of Speech Pathology as a Career: A Comparative Study
2007PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorLanguage Use in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
2006M Arts (Linguistics) [R]Principal SupervisorComparing Language and Cognition Skills in Primary School Age Children with Language Impairment
2003M Arts (Linguistics) [R]Principal SupervisorEarly Literacy: Children's Systematic Creativity
2003PhD (Linguistics)Principal SupervisorBreaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Clinician-Interpreter Interaction in Speech Pathology Practice
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Professor Alison Ferguson

Work Phone(02) 4921 5716
Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionProfessor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSpeech Pathology
Office
GP226,
General Purpose Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/alison-ferguson