BSpPath (Hons), Grad Cert (Clinical Redesign), PhD Candidate


Renee is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and PhD Candidate with the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. Her PhD focuses on supporting the broader integration of telehealth within allied health outpatient care, through addressing needs across consumer, service and system levels. The aim of Renee’s research is to empower multi-modal service delivery models in allied health outpatient care, inclusive of telehealth, to best meet the needs of consumers.  

In 2020 Renee completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Redesign targeting the expansion of telehealth services in the interdisciplinary dietetics and speech pathology radiation oncology clinics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She then expanded her research focus more broadly across allied health, contributing to preliminary research involving the development of an action framework of system wide improvements and service level enhancements to guide broader telehealth integration across allied health as a collective.1

Renee continues to work clinically as an experienced Speech Pathologist at the Princess Aleandra Hospital in the specialty areas of cancer care, laryngology and Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, whilst completing her PhD in a part-time capacity.

Orcid: 0000-0003-1299-7795 

1 Thomas EE, Taylor ML, Ward EC, Hwang R, Cook R, Ross JA, Webb C, Harris M, Hartley C, Carswell P, Burns CL, and Caffery J. Beyond forced telehealth adoption: A framework to sustain telehealth among allied health services. J Telemed Telecare 2022: 1357633X221074499-221357633X221074499. DOI: 10.1177/1357633X221074499.