Dr Rebecca Nund

Lecturer in Speech Pathology

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Rebecca is a speech pathologist who completed her doctoral studies in 2014. Rebecca's research focuses on exploring the impacts of swallowing and communication changes associated with head and neck cancer and its treatment from the perspective of the head and neck cancer survivor and their carer. She also has a special interest in the ICF and its application to swallowing disability and third-party disability.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Bennett, Sally, Abell, Bridget, Bennett, John, Bogossian, Fiona, Ee, Carolyn, Jennings, Paul, Nissen, Lisa, Nund, Rebecca and Williams, Cylie (2017). Understanding evidence from qualitative research: examples of assessment of quality (critical appraisal) from different health professions. In Tammy Hoffman, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence based practice across the health professions 3rd ed. (pp. 248-291) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Nund, Rebecca L., Scarinci, Nerina A., Cartmill, Bena and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2015). Dysphagia and the family. In Renee Speyer and Hans Bogaardt (Ed.), Seminars in Dysphagia (pp. 159-175) Rijeka, Croatia: InTech - Open Access Publisher. doi:10.5772/58665

  • Cartmill, Bena, Nund, Rebecca L. and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2014). Managing survivorship: Issues for the patient and carer. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van as Brooks (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 525-539) San Diege, CA: Plural Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ward, Elizabeth, Hill, Anne E., Nund, Rebecca, Dodrill, Pamela, Walker-Smith, Katie, Rumbach, Anna, Wright, Sarah and Kelly, Kristine (2014). Using patient simulation (HPS) for development of technical and non-technical skills for dysphagia management.. In: Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course. Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course, Tennessee, United States, (779-780). 5–8 March 2014. doi:10.1007/s00455-014-9571-4

  • Nund, Rebecca, Ward, Elizabeth, Scarinci, Nerina, Cartmill, Bena, Kuipers, Pim and Porceddu, Sandro (2012). Living with dysphagia: insights and implications for Speech Pathology Services for patients in the Survivorship Phase of head and neck cancer. In: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA (Clinical Oncological Society of Australia) 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho–Oncology, Brisbane QLD, Australia, (328-328). 13-15 November 2012. doi:10.1111/ajco.12030

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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