Director, Speech Pathology Director, Speech Pathology Austin Health, in Melbourne, Australia.

Joanne manages Speech Pathology service at Austin Health, in Melbourne, Australia. She has a longstanding interest in safety, quality and risk and concepts of clinical governance as they apply to patient care, including patients with tracheostomy. In 2003, Joanne was awarded an inaugural Victorian Travelling Fellowship which enabled her to travel to the northern hemisphere to investigate models of care in tracheostomy. Other interests include the implementation and evaluation of advanced practice roles such as Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). In 2005, she was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health to develop a statewide training program in this area in conjunction with LaTrobe University.