Mrs Rachel Urquhart

Mrs Rachel Urquhart

Associate Lecturer Speech Pathology

University Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


Rachel Urquhart is an Associate Lecturer in Speech Pathology with the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health at the Coffs Harbour campus.

Rachel graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2010. She has worked as a speech pathologist in a variety of settings including both paediatric and disability fields, and most recently in adults.  She has experience with complex caseloads including laryngectomy and tracheostomy.

Rachel also works part-time as a Speech Pathologist at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus managing both adult inpatient and outpatients with communication and swallowing disorders and paediatric feeding inpatients.

Special interests include rural and remote health and clinical education.


  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, University of Queensland


  • Clinical education
  • Dysphagia
  • Evidence based practice
  • Rural speech pathology practice
  • Speech Pathology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
520405 Psycholinguistics (incl. speech production and comprehension) 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
27/2/2012 -  Speech Pathologist Mid North Coast Local Health District


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Little A, Urquhart R, Perram K, 'Maintaining social connection during online clinical placements: A virtual reality', Virtual Conference (2021)
Co-authors Alexandra Little
2021 Urquhart L, Killey N, Boyle G, Urquhart R, Olley N, 'How do you teach reflective practice? Exploring interprofessional differences.', Virtual Conference (2021)
Co-authors Tash Olley, Nicole Killey, Lisa Urquhart, Georgina Boyle

Mrs Rachel Urquhart


Associate Lecturer Speech Pathology
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

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