Mrs Adriana Penman

Clinical Lecturer in Speech Path.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 52306


Simulation, Clinical Education, Stuttering

Univeristy Profile: Adriana is a Lecturer in Speech Pathology at The University of Queensland. She is an experienced speech pathologist who has worked clinically in the areas of adult swallowing and communication disorders across the continuum of care and stuttering or fluency disorders across the lifespan. Adriana is passionate about sharing her knowledge, experience and expertise in these clinical areas through her teaching and research. She is currently enrolled in a PhD investigating the benefits of simulation-based learning to prepare students for clinical practice. Adriana has presented her research at national and international conferences primarily in the fields of student education, stuttering and simulation-based learning.

Teaching Themes: Fluency disorders, Clinical education, Transition to Professional Practice, Case Integration, Professional Issues and Adult Speech Pathology

Research Interests: Simulation-based learning, student learning, clinical education and stuttering

Professional Memberships: Speech Pathology Australia

Research Interests

  • Simulation-based learning
  • Student education
  • Stuttering across the lifespan


  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland


  • Penman, Adriana, Hill, Anne E., Hewat, Sally and Scarinci, Nerina (2020). Students’ perceptions of simulation-based learning in speech pathology: a pilot study. International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, 8 (1), 1-14. doi: 10.18552/ijpblhsc.v8i1.558

  • Hill, Anne E., Ward, Elizabeth, Heard, Robert, McAllister, Sue, McCabe, Patricia, Penman, Adriana, Caird, Emma, Aldridge, Danielle, Baldac, Stacey, Cardell, Elizabeth, Davenport, Rachel, Davidson, Bronwyn, Hewat, Sally, Howells, Simone, Purcell, Alison and Walters, Joanne (2020). Simulation can replace part of speech-language pathology placement time: a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2020.1722238

  • Hewat, Sally, Penman, Adriana, Davidson, Bronwyn, Baldac, Stacey, Howells, Simone, Walters, Joanne, Purcell, Alison, Cardell, Elizabeth, McCabe, Patricia, Caird, Emma, Ward, Elizabeth and Hill, Anne E. (2020). A framework to support the development of quality simulation-based learning programmes in speech-language pathology. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 55 (2) 1460-6984.12515, 1-14. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12515

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