Michelle is a lecturer and researcher in the Australian Catholic University and is based in North Sydney. Michelle graduated as a speech pathologist with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Clinical Speech and Language Studies from Trinity College Dublin in 2000. She followed with a M.Sc. specialising in paediatric dysphagia from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. Michelle completed her PhD research on the topic of the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for drooling in children with cerebral palsy. Michelle has over 17 years’ experience working in disability, acute medical, and community healthcare settings. Her research interests include: effectiveness of intervention drooling, dysphagia and dysarthria for children with CP; family perspectives on how to optimise outcomes from interventions; outcome measurement, and clinical education in disability contexts. Michelle is a certified member of the Australian Speech Pathologist Association (CPSPA member no. 9681).