Ms Jane Mackenzie

Ms Jane Mackenzie

Associate Lecturer Speech Pathology

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Jane  Mackenzie (nee Ossedryver) is a Speech Pathologist with over 18 years' clinical experience in delivering services in rural and regional Australia. Jane has worked for  NSW Health, providing management and oversight of Speech Pathology services across five community health sites and three hospital facilities.  Jane’s specialist clinical areas include paediatric feeding, early communication development 0-3 years and pretend play. She has extensive experience in supervision and clinical support for undergraduate and practicing Speech Pathologists.

Jane has a strong interest in Allied Health Advocacy and Rural Workforce issues and has served on a number of state-wide committees and advisory groups such as Clinical Excellence Commission Aspiration Advisory Group, NSW Paediatric Feeding Advisory Group, HETI Allied Health Advisory Group, NSW Health Speech Pathology Advisor Network.

In her role as Associate Lecturer, Speech Pathology, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health, Jane provides support to Clinical Educators and Speech Pathology students undertaking clinical placements in the Port Macquarie & Kempsey areas.  Jane has a special interest in Interprofessional Practice and Interprofessional Education; in particular, how this will shape the future of undergraduate Allied Health, Medical & Nursing education.

 Jane holds an additional role of Conjoint Lecturer UNSW Rural Clinical School (Port Macquarie) where she provides tutorials to undergraduate medical students in Early Communication Development.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Allied Health Advocay & Leadership
  • Early Communication Development 0-3years
  • Paediatric Feeding
  • Paediatrics
  • Pretend Play
  • Social Emotional Development
  • Speech Pathology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 0
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 0

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer Speech Pathology University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2016 - 31/12/2017 Conjoint Lecturer The University of New South Wales
Faculty of Medicine
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
10/03/2003 - 8/12/2016 Senior Speech Pathologist Mid North Coast Local Health District
Community & Allied Health
Australia
20/10/2002 - 10/03/2003 Speech Pathologist Mid North Coast Area Health Service
Child & Family Team
Australia
15/07/1991 - 30/01/1995 Speech Pathologist Mid North Coast Area Health Service
Kempsey Community Health Centre
Australia
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Ms Jane Mackenzie

Position

Associate Lecturer Speech Pathology
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email jane.mackenzie@newcastle.edu.au
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