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Dr Sally Hewat

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Speech Pathology)

Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Research Methods
  • Clinical education
  • Evidence based practice
  • Student Learning
  • Stuttering
  • Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170299Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified20
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified60
200499Linguistics not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
20/11/2009 - 20/11/2009Casual Academic StaffUniversity of Newcastle
Office - DVC (Academic and Global Relations)
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1997 - 1/09/2000Research OfficerThe University of Sydney
Australian Stuttering Research Centre
Australia
1/01/1994 - Membership - Speech Pathology Association of AustraliaSpeech Pathology Association of Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Wilson L, Hewat S, Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference: Evidence and Innovation., Speech Pathology Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 358 (2001)

Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Hewat S, Harris V, Harrison E, 'Special case studies', The Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention: A clinician¿s guide, Pro-Ed, Austin, Texas 119-138 (2003)

Journal article (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hoffman L, Wilson L, Copley A, Hewat S, Lim V, 'The reliability of a severity rating scale to measure stuttering in an unfamiliar language.', Int J Speech Lang Pathol, 16 317-326 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3109/17549507.2014.898097Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013Hewat S, Winkworth A, Woodward S, 'Speech therapy in Vietnam: Australian volunteers leading the way', Speakout, 25-25 (2013)
2013Unicomb R, Hewat S, Spencer E, Harrison E, 'Clinicians' management of young children with co-occurring stuttering and speech sound disorder', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 441-452 (2013) [C1]

Speech sound disorders reportedly co-occur in young children who stutter at a substantial rate. Despite this, there is a paucity of scientific research available to support a treatment approach when these disorders co-exist. Similarly, little is known about how clinicians are currently working with this caseload given that best practice for the treatment of both disorders in isolation has evolved in recent years. This study used a qualitative approach to explore current clinical management and rationales when working with children who have co-occurring stuttering and speech sound disorder. Thirteen participant SLPs engaged in semi-structured telephone interviews. Interview data were analysed based on principles derived from grounded theory. Several themes were identified including multi-faceted assessment, workplace challenges, weighing-up the evidence, and direct intervention. The core theme, clinical reasoning, highlighted the participants' main concern, that not enough is known about this caseload on which to base decisions about intervention. There was consensus that little is available in the research literature to guide decisions relating to service delivery. These findings highlight the need for further research to provide evidence-based guidelines for clinical practice with this caseload. © 2013 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited.

DOI10.3109/17549507.2013.783111
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer
2011Swift MC, O'Brian S, Hewat SL, Onslow M, Packman A, Menzies R, 'Investigating parent delivery of the Lidcombe Program', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 308-316 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.3109/17549507.2011.550692
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011Koushik S, Hewat SL, Shenker RC, Jones M, Onslow M, 'North-American Lidcombe program file audit: Replication and meta-analysis', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 301-307 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/17549507.2011.538434
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2011Blake HL, Hewat SL, Spencer EL, 'Native speaker and non-native speaker communication during job interviews', Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, 14 171-178 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1179/jslh.2011.14.3.171
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer
2010Iverach L, O'Brian S, Jones M, Block S, Lincoln M, Harrison E, et al., 'The Five Factor Model of personality applied to adults who stutter', Journal of Communication Disorders, 43 120-132 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jcomdis.2009.12.001
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2010Iverach L, Jones M, O'Brian S, Block S, Lincoln M, Harrison E, et al., 'Mood and substance use disorders among adults seeking speech treatment for stuttering', Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 53 1178-1190 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0166)
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2010Cream A, O'Brian S, Jones M, Block S, Harrison E, Lincoln M, et al., 'Randomized controlled trial of video self-modeling following speech restructuring treatment for stuttering', Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53 887-897 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1044/1092-4388(2009/09-0080)
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 20
2009Iverach L, Jones M, O'Brian S, Block S, Lincoln M, Harrison E, et al., 'The relationship between mental health disorders and treatment outcomes among adults who stutter (vol 34, pg 29, 2009)', JOURNAL OF FLUENCY DISORDERS, 34 301-301 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.jfludis.2009.10.001Author URL
2009Iverach L, Jones M, O'Brian S, Block S, Lincoln M, Harrison E, et al., 'The relationship between mental health disorders and treatment outcomes among adults who stutter', Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34 29-43 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jfludis.2009.02.002
CitationsScopus - 48Web of Science - 49
2009Iverach L, Jones M, O'Brian S, Block S, Lincoln M, Harrison E, et al., 'Screening for personality disorders among adults seeking speech treatment for stuttering', Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34 173-186 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jfludis.2009.09.001
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 23
2009Iverach L, O'Brian S, Jones M, Block S, Lincoln M, Harrison E, et al., 'Prevalence of anxiety disorders among adults seeking speech therapy for stuttering', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23 928-934 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.06.003
CitationsScopus - 49Web of Science - 44
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-authorsAlison Ferguson
2007Packman A, Onslow M, O'Brian S, Hewat SL, 'Down memory lane with James and time-out', Disability and Rehabilitation, 29 1061-1065 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09638280701267006
2006Hewat SL, Onslow M, Packman A, O'Brian S, 'A Phase II clinical trial of self-imposed time-out treatment for stuttering in adults and adolescents', Disability and Rehabilitation, 28 33-42 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09638280500165245
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
2004Hewat SL, 'Outcomes of Stuttering Treatment', Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 6 140-143 (2004) [C2]
2002Hewat S, Wilson L, 'Getting the Methodology Right!', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 40-42 (2002)
2002Wilson L, Hewat S, 'From Research Question to Design', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 35-37 (2002)
2002Hewat S, 'Researching (and) the World Wide Web', ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4 14-14 (2002)
2002Onslow M, Hewat S, McLeod S, Packman A, 'Speech timing in children after the Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 16 21-33 (2002)
2001Hewat S, O'Brian S, Onslow M, Packman A, 'Control of chronic stuttering with self-imposed time-out: Preliminary outcome data.', Asia Pacific Journal of Speech Language and Hearing, 6 97-102 (2001)
1997Onslow M, Packman A, Stocker S, Van Doorn J, Siegel G, 'Control of children's stuttering with response contingent time-out: Behavioural, perceptual and acoustic data', Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 40 121-133 (1997)
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Al-Amawi S, Ferguson AJ, Hewat SL, 'Assessing aphasia in arabic speakers: Work in progress', Brain Impairment, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Ferguson
2005Davies R, Hewat SL, Isaac K, Cottier A, 'Speech Pathology in Schools (SPinS): A quality improvement project', Proceedings of the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra (2005) [E1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Hewat S, A self-imposed time-out treatment for stuttering in adults and adolescents, (2005) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$210,054

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


20151 grants / $15,000

FEDUA Internal Fellowship$15,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeFEDUA Internal Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500906
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $15,000

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200625
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $750

Diversity and Development, Speech Pathology Australia 2011 National Coference, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT, 26 - 29 June 2011$750

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100728
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $1,526

2008 Reflecting COnnections Conference , Skycity Convention Centre Auckland, NZ, 25/5/2008 - 29/5/2008$1,526

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188658
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $5,220

Language use in older children who stutter$5,220

Funding body: University of Newcastle - School of Humanities and Social Science

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - School of Humanities and Social Science
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $144,530

Establishing Effective and Efficient Stuttering Treatments$144,530

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeProgram Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185083
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20052 grants / $25,528

Equity Research Fellowship Round 1 2005$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184880
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Practicality and Impact: Making a difference in the Real World National Conference, Speech Pathology Australia, 29 May - 2 June 2005$528

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185439
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $2,500

4th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, Montreal, Canada 11-15 August, 2003$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sally Hewat
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183167
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Development of Professional Competency: Critical Experiences of Marginal or Failing Students
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Evidence for the Treatment of Co-occurring Stuttering and Speech Sound Disorders
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013The Assessment of Aphasia in the Context of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012Treatment Schedules in the Delivery of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention
Speech Pathology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-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 Students Improve the Lives of the Aged

December 9, 2013

A new initiative in Speech Pathology is creating Work Integrated Learning opportunities while enhancing the lives of residents of a local aged care facility.

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.

Dr Sally Hewat

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Speech Pathology

Contact Details

Emailsally.hewat@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5159
Fax(02) 4921 7386

Office

RoomGP2.15
BuildingGeneral Purpose
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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