Dr Monique Waite

Senior Lecturer

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 67489


Monique Waite is a Lecturer in Speech Pathology in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Immediately prior to this appointment she held a Research Fellowship in the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), an internationally unique consortium of 21 research, clinical and industry organisations investigating impacts, conducting world leading research in hearing healthcare. Her current research involves the use of telehelath in improving access and outcomes of individuals with hearing loss and their families. Monique is a qualified speech pathologist and a pioneer in research in the application of telepractice in paediatric speech pathology- having completed the first PhD in this field in 2010. Her thesis involved the validation of an Internet-based multimedia videoconferencing system for the assessment of the speech, language, and literacy of children aged 4-8 years and a proof of concept of an upgraded telehealth system for the treatment of children with literacy disorder using the Phonological Awareness for Literacy (PAL) Program.

Since being awarded her thesis, Monique has worked in teaching and research positions focusing on innovation in clinical practice and student education in the allied health professions. This includes the Simulated Telemedicine Environment Project for Students (STEPS; Griffith University), a large scale multidisciplinary study funded by the Australian Department of Health, which involved the delivery of novel simulated learning activities to students across the disciplines of dietetics, exercise physiology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and speech pathology.

Research Interests

  • Telepractice/ telehealth applications in speech patholgy and audiology
    Including the development and validation of telepractice assessment and treatment of protocols for children with communication disability, evaluation of the implementation of telepractice services, and preparing the health workforce for telepractice services.
  • Service provision in speech pathology and audiology
    Including person- and family-centered models of care and services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Health professional education
    Including simulated learning and interprofessional education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland


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Available Projects

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Book Chapter

  • Rushbrooke, Emma, Waite, Monique and Houston, K. Todd (2020). Telepractice and auditory-verbal therapy. Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Science, Research and Practice. (pp. 825-848) edited by Warren Estabrooks, Helen McCaffrey Morrison and Karen MacIver-Lux. San Diego, CA United States: Plural Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Speech Pathology Australia, Hill, Annie J., Burns, Clare, Abel, Andrea, Bridgman, Kate, Bryant, Lucy, Bye, Julia, Campbell, Jessica, Erickson, Shane, Furlong, Lisa, Graham, Nicola, Levine, Rachel, Pitt, Rachelle, Raatz, Madeline, Rietdijk, Rachael, Scarinci, Nerina, Sutherland, Rebecca, Thomas, Donna, Waite, Monique, Walton, Chloe, Ward, Elizabeth and Wishart, Laurelie (2022). Telepractice in Speech Pathology Position Statement. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

  • Speech Pathology Australia, Burns, Clare, Hill, Annie, Baldac, S., Cook, M., Erickson, S., Garnett, R., Lowe, R., Martinovich, J., May, J., Rietdijk, R., Waite, M. and Ward, E. (2015). Telepractice in Speech Pathology Position Statement. Melbourne, VIC Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

  • Waite, Monique (2010). Online Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Speech, Language, and Literacy Disorders. PhD Thesis, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

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.