Dr Anna Girardi


Dr Anna Girardi
NameDr Anna Girardi
Email Addressanna.girardi@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Speech Pathology)
QualificationsBA(Psych) Griffith, PGDipPsych Bond, MSpchPath Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Health and Medical Sciences
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4089-8209
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Biography

I am a Lecturer in Speech Pathology at the University of Southern Queensland and the Associate Degree of Allied Health Program Coordinator.

My research pursuits have led me to a Ph.D. in paediatric burn care and speech pathology involvement, with a specific focus on the critical recovery of oral intake following burns to the alimentary tract post-chemical and button battery ingestion injury. The knowledge gained from this study holds significant potential for improving the outcomes and quality of life for those affected by such injuries.

I have over a decade of clinical speech pathology experience. I hold a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from The University of Queensland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from Bond University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a specialisation in Psychology from Griffith University.

I am honored to represent the Speech Pathology Australia QLD Branch as the University Representative for UniSQ, which allows me to actively contribute to advancing speech pathology practices in the region.

In my capacity as a lecturer, I aspire to inspire and guide the next generation of speech pathologists, instilling in them a profound sense of responsibility and commitment to evidence-based practices.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Lecturer in Speech PathologyUniversity of Southern Queensland2022
Program Coordinator (Associate Degree of Allied Health)University of Southern Queensland2022

Teaching

HMS2101 Introduction to Digital Health

HEA1100 Introduction to Allied Health

HEA1200 Allied Health Assessments

HEA2100 Allied Health Skills

HEA2200 Allied Health Placement

SPY2200 Swallowing and Communication across the Lifespan

Fields of Research

  • 321302. Infant and child health
  • 420110. Speech pathology
  • 460299. Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Speech Pathology Australia, MSPA CPSP
BA(Psych)
Griffith
2006
PGDipPsych
Bond
2008
MSpchPath
Qld
2011
PhD
Qld
2016
Project titleDetailsYear
Centre for Health Research Small Grant This project will investigate the application of artificial intelligence in speech analysis as a diagnostic tool. 2023
Centre for Health Research Small Grant The MIND Project: Mental Illness, Ingestion Injury, and Nature and Clinical Progression of Dysphagia 2023
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2013Research Training Program Stipend ScholarshipAustralian Government

Artificial Intelligence in the Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: Implications and Advances for Speech–Language Pathologists

Girardi, Anna M., Cardell, Elizabeth A. and Bird, Stephen P.. 2023. "Artificial Intelligence in the Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: Implications and Advances for Speech–Language Pathologists ." Big Data and Cognitive Computing. 7 (4). https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc7040178

Dysphagia progression and feeding skills following pediatric alkali ingestion injury: two case reports

Follent, Anna M., Rumbach, Anna F., Ward, Elizabeth C., Marshall, Jeanne, Dodrill, Pamela and Lewindonc, Peter. 2017. "Dysphagia progression and feeding skills following pediatric alkali ingestion injury: two case reports." Disability and Rehabilitation. 39 (23), pp. 2452-2459. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1231848

Dysphagia and feeding difficulties post-pediatric ingestion injury: Perspectives of the primary caregiver

Follent, Anna M., Rumbach, Anna F., Ward, Elizabeth C., Marshall, Jeanne, Dodrill, Pamela and Lewindonc, Peter. 2017. "Dysphagia and feeding difficulties post-pediatric ingestion injury: Perspectives of the primary caregiver." International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 103, pp. 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.09.013

Speech-language Pathology in Acute Pediatric Chemical or Button Battery Ingestion Injury

Follent, Anna M., Rumbach, Anna F., Ward, Elizabeth C., Dodrill, Pamela and Lewindonc, Peter. 2017. "Speech-language Pathology in Acute Pediatric Chemical or Button Battery Ingestion Injury ." Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 64 (1), pp. 42-46. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000001256

Speech-language pathology services in Australian and New Zealand pediatric burn units and chemical ingestion injury

Follent, Anna M., Rumbach, Anna F., Ward, Elizabeth C., Dodrill, Pamela and Clayton, Nicola A.. 2015. "Speech-language pathology services in Australian and New Zealand pediatric burn units and chemical ingestion injury." Speech, Language and Hearing. 18 (2), pp. 116-124. https://doi.org/10.1179/2050572814Y.0000000057

Voice movement therapy: evaluation of a group-based expressive arts therapy for nonsuicidal self-injury in young adults

Martin, Sophie, Martin, Graham, Lequertier, Belinda, Swannell, Sarah, Follent, Anna and Choe, Florence. 2013. "Voice movement therapy: evaluation of a group-based expressive arts therapy for nonsuicidal self-injury in young adults." Music and Medicine. 5, pp. 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1177/1943862112467649

Disinhibition and reward sensitivity in relation to alcohol consumption by university undergraduates

Lyvers, Michael, Czerczyk, Cameron, Follent, Anna and Lodge, Phoebe. 2009. "Disinhibition and reward sensitivity in relation to alcohol consumption by university undergraduates." Addiction Research and Theory. 17 (6), pp. 668-677. https://doi.org/10.3109/16066350802404158