BAppSc(Sp Path), MAppSc(Sp Path), PhD, GradCertUnit Teach Learn, CPSP, ASHA Fellow, Life Member SPA
Sharynne McLeod is professor of speech and language acquisition at Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia. She is an elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is the Vice President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association and board member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Professor McLeod has been the editor of International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2005-2013) and on the editorial board of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics and Child Language Teaching and Therapy, and Speech, Language and Hearing. She was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2009-2013).
Professor McLeod's research focuses on monolingual and multilingual children's speech acquisition. She applies the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-CY, World Health Organization, 2007) to children with speech sound disorders and is named as the only individual in Australia to have contributed to the development of the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007, p. xxv) . Her research foregrounds the right of everyone (particularly children) to participate fully in society. Professor McLeod also researches the prevalence and impact of childhood speech sound disorders and links this to policy and service delivery issues. Professor McLeod has been an invited speaker at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conventions as well as at conferences and universities in US, UK, Iceland, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Hong Kong, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia.
Professor McLeod's current teaching primarily involves supervision of higher degree research students. She was awarded the CSU Vice Chancellor's Research Higher Degree Supervision Excellence Award in 2010 and 2013. In 2007 she was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for her "sustained dedication, innovation and enthusiasm in university teaching that has had local, national and international impact". Professor McLeod taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Teacher Education at CSU from 2003 – 2009. From 1999-2002 Professor McLeod was involved in the development of the speech pathology program at CSU focusing on a social wellness model of health and preparing students for rural and remote workplaces. The speech pathology team was recognised for their achievements by receiving the CSU Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award in 2002. Prior to this Professor McLeod taught in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Sydney for 10 years. In 1999 she received an individual award for Excellence in Teaching from The University of Sydney.
The list below is a sample of Professor McLeod's research output.
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