Meet our school staff
Find out more about the School of Allied Health staff, read their profiles and see their publication history.Meet the team
Professor Elspeth Froude is the National Head of School Allied Health responsible for the four disciplines represented in the school, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology. She was responsible for establishing the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree on the North Sydney campus. Elspeth is also serving a second term as Academic elected member of Senate.
Professor Froude serves the community outside the university also. Elspeth was the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the recent World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress held in Paris (2022). Elspeth serves as the Vice President of ICAN, the International Cognitive Approaches Network. In particular, she continues to educate clinicians and the public about Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach (CO-OP), the recommended evidence-based intervention to achieve participation and engagement in daily life for children with developmental coordination disorder and other populations across the lifespan.
Jane McCormack is Associate Professor and Head of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University, Australia and Deputy Head of the School of Allied Health (NSW). Jane is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia and has worked in community health clinics, schools, and early intervention settings with children who have speech, language and communication needs. She teaches and researches in paediatric speech and language, the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF; WHO, 2001) in speech pathology, interprofessional practice and alternative models of speech pathology education and service delivery. She is a past winner of the Sir Robert Menzies Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences (2010), the SCOPUS Young Australian Researcher of the Year for Humanities and the Social Sciences (2011), and a Runner-Up in the Pursuit Award for international research into childhood disability (2013, Canada). She was the National Tour Speaker for Speech Pathology Australia in 2015.
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