Professor Elizabeth Ward

Professor in Speech Pathology

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

Conjoint Professor

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
liz.ward@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53079

Overview

The theme of Prof Ward's research program in the field of speech pathology has been the assessment and rehabilitation of the motor functions of voice, speech and swallowing.

Prof Ward currently holds a joint position as Professor, Centre for Functioning and Health (CFAHR: www.health.qld.gov.au/cfahr), Queensland Health, and conjoint Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland. She has published extensively during her career, with two edited books, 29 book chapters, over 160 refereed publications. Prof Ward holds competitive grant funding across a number of research fields including telehealth, head and neck cancer, motor speech disorders, and dysphagia. Her research has a clinical focus with particular emphasis on projects designed to improve speech and swallowing outcomes in a broad range of surgical and neurogenic populations.

Research Interests

  • Telehealth
    Assessment and treatment of dysphagia, neurogenic communication disorders, management of head and neck cancer.
  • Speech and swallowing disorders
    Management of speech and swallowing disorders in clinical populations including head and neck cancer, critical care populations (including tracheostomy management) and degenerative disorders.
  • Models of student and professional training
    Including the use of simulation technology for clinical skills development.

Research Impacts

As Prof Ward's research is primarily clinically based, her work has great impact on clinical service provision within the field of speech pathology, enhancing the evidence base on swallowing and communication disorders within a variety of clinical populations, the assessment and treatment techniques used and new models of care.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate Education, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • 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

  • Ward, E. C., Burnett, R., Spurgin, A-L., Kelly, A., Stierwalt, J., Wilson, K., Yiu, E. and van der Molen, L. (2014). Management of head and neck cancer: An international perspective. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: Treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 569-591) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Bogaardt, Hans, Jensen, Katrina M. and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2014). Management of the patient with a tracheostomy. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 241-262) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • 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.

  • Lawson, N. and Ward, E. C. (2014). Patient support and multidisciplinary management. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: Treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 447-492) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • van As-Brooks, Corina J., Finizia, Caterina A., Kerle, Sophie M. and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2014). Rehabilitation of olfaction and taste following total laryngectomy. In Head and neck cancer: treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 421-445) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Perkins, Kylie A., Hancock, Kelli L. and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2014). Speech and swallowing following laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: Treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 173-240) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Lazarus, C., Wall, L, Ward, E. C. and Yiu, E (2014). Speech and swallowing following oral, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal cancers. In Head and neck cancer: Treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 121-149) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Ward, Elizabeth C., Acton, Lynn M. and Spurgin, Annie-Louise (2014). Stoma care and appliances. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: Treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 375-400) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Burns, C., Hill, A. and Ward, E. C. (2014). Supporting head and neck cancer management: Use of technology. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: Treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 541-568) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Ward, Elizabeth C., Kerle, Sophie M., Hancock, Kelli L. and Perkins, Kylie A. (2014). Swallowing rehabilitation following total laryngectomy. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Corina J. van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and neck cancer: treatment, rehabilitation and outcomes 2nd ed. (pp. 343-373) San Diego, CA, United States: Plural Publishing.

  • Ward, Elizabeth (2010). Ludwig's angina. In Harrison N. Jones and John C. Rosenbek (Ed.), Dysphagia in rare conditions: An encyclopedia (pp. 349-354) San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: Plural Publishing.

  • Rumbach, A. F., Ward, E. C., McKinnon - Dubose, C. and Clayton, N. A. (2009). Burn injury. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Angela T. Morgan (Ed.), Dysphagia Post Trauma (pp. 151-200) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Morgan, Angela and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2009). Dysphagia assessment and intervention: Basic principles for trauma management. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Angela T. Morgan (Ed.), Dysphagia Post Trauma 1st ed. (pp. 1-30) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Crombie, J. M., Spurgin, A. L. and Ward, E. C. (2009). Multitrauma and iatrogenic trauma. In Elizabeth C Ward and Angela Morgan (Ed.), Dysphagia Post Trauma (pp. 201-238) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Murdoch, B. E., Ward, E. C. and Theodoros, D. G. (2009). Spastic dysarthria. In M. R. McNeil (Ed.), Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders 2nd ed. (pp. 187-203) New York, United States: Thieme Medical Publishers.

  • Morgan, A. T. and Ward, E. C. (2009). Traumatic brain injury. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Angela T. Morgan (Ed.), Dysphagia Post Trauma (pp. 31-66) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Solley, M. M. and Ward, E. C. (2009). Traumatic spinal cord injury. In Elizabeth C. Ward and Angela T. Morgan (Ed.), Dysphagia Post Trauma (pp. 67-150) San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Ward, E., Burnett, R., Morton, A., Stierwalt, J., Wilson, K., Yiu, E. and Van As-Brooks, C. (2007). Management of head and neck cancer: An international perspective. In E. Ward and C. Van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes (pp. 381-400) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Manison, N. and Ward, E. (2007). Patient support and multidisciplinary management. In Ward, E. and Van As-Brooks, C. (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes 1st ed. (pp. 347-380) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Van As-Brooks, C., Finizia, C. and Ward, E. (2007). Rehabilitation of olfaction and taste following total laryngectomy. In Ward, E. and Van As-Brooks, C. (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes 1st ed. (pp. 325-346) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Perkins, K., Hancock, K. and Ward, E. (2007). Speech and swallowing following laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. In Ward, E. and Van As-Brooks, C. (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes 1st ed. (pp. 145-192) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Lazarus, C., Ward, E. and Yiu, E. (2007). Speech and swallowing following oral, oropharyngeal, and nasopharyngeal cancers. In Ward, E. and Van As-Brooks, C. (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes 1st ed. (pp. 103-122) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Ward, E., Acton, L. and Morton, A. (2007). Stoma care. In E. Ward and C. Van As-Brooks (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes (pp. 289-311) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Ward, E., Kerle, S., Hancock, K. and Perkins, K. (2007). Swallowing rehabilitation following total laryngectomy. In Ward, E. and Van As-Brooks, C. (Ed.), Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Outcomes 1st ed. (pp. 267-287) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  • Murdoch, B. E., Docking, K. M. and Ward, E. C. (2004). Language and phonological awareness abilities of children treated for posterior fossa tumor. In F. Fabbro (Ed.), Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children (pp. 87-126) Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

  • Ward, E. C. and Morgan, A. T. (2001). Dysphagia following traumatic brain injury in adults and children: Assessment and characteristics. In B. E. Murdoch and D. G. Theodoros (Ed.), Traumatic Brain Injury: Associated speech, language, and swallowing disorders (pp. 331-368) Canada: Singular Publishers.

  • Ward, E. C. and Morgan, A. T. (2001). Rehabilitation of Dysphagia following Traumatic Brain Injury. In B. E. Murdoch and D. G. Theodoros (Ed.), Traumatic Brain Injury: Associated speech, language, and swallowing disorders (pp. 369-401) Canada: Singular Publishers.

  • Morgan, A. T. and Ward, E. C. (2001). Swallowing: Neuroanatomical and physiological framework. In B. E. Murdoch and D. G. Theodoros (Ed.), Traumatic Brain Injury: Associated speech, language, and swallowing disorders (pp. 313-330) Canada: Singular Publishers.

  • Murdoch, Bruce E., Theodoros, Deborah G and Ward, Elizabeth C. (2000). Articulatory and velopharyngeal dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. In Speech and language disorders in multiple sclerosis (pp. 47-63) London: Whurr.

  • Murdoch, B. E., Ward, E. C. and Theodoros, D. G. (2000). Dysarthria: Clinical features, neuroanatomical framework and assessment. In Ilias Papathanasiou (Ed.), Acquired neurogenic communication disorders : a clinical perspective 1st ed. (pp. 103-148) London, UK: Whurr Publishers Ltd.

  • Theodoros, D. G., Murdoch, B. E. and Ward, E. C. (2000). Laryngeal and respiratory dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. In Bruce E. Murdoch and Deborah G. Theodoros (Ed.), Speech and language disorders in multiple sclerosis 1st ed. (pp. 64-79) London: Whurr Publishers.

  • Theodoros, D. G., Murdoch, B. E. and Ward, E. C. (2000). Perceptual features of dysarthria in multiple sclerosis. In Bruce E. Murdoch and Deborah G. Theodoros (Ed.), Speech and language disorders in multiple sclerosis (pp. 15-29) London: Whurr Publishers.

  • Theodoros, D. G. and Ward, E. C. (2000). Treatment of motor speech disorders in multiple sclerosis. In B. E. Murdoch and D. G. Theodoros (Ed.), Speech and Language Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis (pp. 80-105) London: Whurr Publishers.

  • Thompson-Ward, E.C. and Theodoros, D.G. (1998). Acoustic analysis of dysarthric speech. In Bruce E. Murdoch. (Ed.), Dysarthria: A physiological approach to assessment and treatment (pp. 102-129) Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes.

  • Thompson-Ward, Elizabeth C. (1998). Flaccid dysarthria. In Bruce E. Murdoch (Ed.), Dysarthria: A Physiological Approach to Assessment and Treatment (pp. 176-204) Cheltenham, UK: Stanley Thornes (Publishers).

  • Thompson-Ward, E.C. and Murdoch, B.E. (1998). Instrumental assessment of the speech mechanism. In Bruce E. Murdoch (Ed.), Dysarthria: A physiological approach to assessment and treatment (pp. 68-101) Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes.

  • Thompson-Ward, E.C. (1998). Spastic dysarthria. In Bruce E. Murdoch (Ed.), Dysarthria: A physiological approach to assessment and treatment (pp. 205-241) Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes.

  • Theodoros, D.G. and Thompson-Ward, E.C. (1998). Treatment of dysarthria. In Bruce E. Murdoch (Ed.), Dysarthria: A physiological approach to assessment and treatment (pp. 130-175) Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes.

  • Murdoch, Bruce E., Thompson, Elizabeth C. and Theodoros, Deborah G. (1997). Spastic dysarthria. In Malcolm R. McNeil (Ed.), Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders (pp. 287-310) New York, NY, USA: Thieme.

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