Dr Sarah Wallace

Lecturer in Speech Pathology

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
s.wallace3@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67453

Overview

Sarah conducts research in the field of aphasia rehabilitation.

Sarah is a lecturer in speech pathology and a certified practising speech pathologist. She has 15 years of experience working as a clinician, public servant, and researcher in public health, federal government, and university sectors. Sarah has expertise in the area of outcome measurement, developed throughout her doctoral research project to develop a core outcome set for aphasia treatment research. Sarah’s research has an international focus and she is a founding member of Aphasia United, an international peak body for aphasia organisations. Sarah has expertise in consensus building techniques, stakeholder engagement and the application of the World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) to research.

Research Interests

  • Aphasia Rehabilitation
  • Core Outcome Set development
  • Consensus techniques and stakeholder engagement
  • Communication disability in ageing
  • The patient perspective
  • Outcome measurement

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosphy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, VIC
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The University of Queensland has established the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families.

    One scholarship is available on a topic related to the centre including the following.

    Feasibility and efficacy of delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) directly into the home via telerehabilitation.

    This program of research will require the translation of an in-person delivered intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) into telerehabilitation delivery directly into the homes of people with aphasia. Evaluation will encompass communication and quality of life outcomes and a cost analysis.

    Process evaluation of delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) in person and via telerehabilitation. A mixed methods program of research.

    This mixed methods program of research will determine the access, satisfaction, and implementation barriers and facilitators for delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) via telerehabilitation compared to delivery in-person from the perspective of all participants and service providers.

    For more information contact Professor David Copland (d.copland@uq.edu.au), Dr Sarah Wallace(s.wallace3@uq.edu.au) or Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Worrall, Linda, Rose, Tanya, Brandenburg, Caitlin, Rohde, Alexia, Berg, Karianne and Wallace, Sarah J. (2016). Aphasia in later life. In A. N. Pachana (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology (pp. 1-7) Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_346-1

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The University of Queensland has established the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families.

    One scholarship is available on a topic related to the centre including the following.

    Feasibility and efficacy of delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) directly into the home via telerehabilitation.

    This program of research will require the translation of an in-person delivered intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) into telerehabilitation delivery directly into the homes of people with aphasia. Evaluation will encompass communication and quality of life outcomes and a cost analysis.

    Process evaluation of delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) in person and via telerehabilitation. A mixed methods program of research.

    This mixed methods program of research will determine the access, satisfaction, and implementation barriers and facilitators for delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) via telerehabilitation compared to delivery in-person from the perspective of all participants and service providers.

    For more information contact Professor David Copland (d.copland@uq.edu.au), Dr Sarah Wallace(s.wallace3@uq.edu.au) or Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre.