Research Symposium

Theme:  Bringing Together Innovation and Evidence in AAC

Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Jeff Higginbotham, Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the State University of New York, Buffalo, on Design and AAC Innovation

Bronwyn Hemsley, Chair, ISAAC Conference 2016 Research Symposium

Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley is Chair of the ISAAC Conference 2016 Research Symposium. A speech pathologist and researcher in the field of AAC, Bronwyn is based at the University of Newcastle in NSW, Australia. Bronwyn has worked clinically in the field of AAC as a speech pathologist for 27 years, in a range of settings with children and adults and their families, as well as direct support workers. Her Ph.D., awarded in 2008 at the University of Sydney, focused on the communication needs and experiences of older family carers of adults with complex communication needs in hospital.

Bronwyn was the founding president of ISAAC-Australia in 2000, and President-Elect of ISAAC from October 2012 to March 2014. She stepped down from that role to lead three national research projects with colleagues across Australia, investigating the use of personal health records, the safety of people with communication disability in hospital, and the use of Twitter by people with communication disabilities as @bronwynhemsley. She has been co-chair then chair of the ISAAC Research Committee since 2010, and co-administers a worldwide network of speech pathologists @WeSpeechies, the world’s first rotation curation Twitter account for an allied health profession. Bronwyn looks forward to the Research Symposium connecting AAC researchers across the globe and strengthening research networks within ISAAC to drive innovation and excellence in the field of AAC.

ISAAC Conference 2016 Research Symposium:

  • ISAAC Conference 2016 Research Symposium Call for Proposals (NOW CLOSED)


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