Robyn O’Halloran, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Disicpline of Speech Pathology at La Trobe Univeristy, and Research Speech Pathologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech and Hearing ) at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, and her M.Phil and PhD in Speech Pathology at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She was also a Post Doctoral Fellow in the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation (2009 – 2014) led by Professor Linda Worrall. She practised for over 15 years as a speech pathologist with adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders in acute, inpatient and community rehabilitation services. She has co-authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, including 2 books and 4 book chapters with a focus on speech pathology practice with people with communication disability in hospitals.