BAppSc(Sp Path), MHlthSc(Hons)
Eva is the inaugural Director of Clinical Education for the Masters of Speech and Language Program at Macquarie University. Eva comes to Macquarie University as a very experienced Speech Pathologist and Clinical Educator. Many hundreds of speech pathologists have been supervised by Eva in their clinical placements. Her commitment to the education of speech pathologists commenced in 1989 when she was employed at Blacktown Hospital to manage the Speech Pathology student unit. In 1990, Eva moved to Parramatta Hospital and two years later relocated to St Joseph’s Hospital at Auburn. Eva was responsible for establishing, organising and running St Joseph’s Hospital student unit that managed the adult medical rehabilitation outpatient department speech pathology services for Western Sydney Area Health Service. Eva has also set up and managed her own private practice.
Eva has presented papers at Speech Pathology Australia Conferences and co-authored book chapters in clinical education texts. Eva’s special area of interest is acquired speech and language disorders following neurological events and clinical education, particularly student difficulties in their clinical placements. She has completed postgraduate research in this area and has been invited to author chapters in textbooks on Clinical Education from which she is currently writing research papers. Eva was the NSW State representative on the National Steering Committee for Speech Pathology Australia which formulated the Competency based Occupational Standards document. She has been a guest lecture for professional practice, aphasia and dysarthria, awarded numerous honorary titles of from both Sydney University and Macquarie University and received the Deidre Russell Service Recognition Award (2007) from the University of Sydney.