Professor Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Andy Smidt have been appointed to Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health - Fisher Leadership

Professor Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Andy Smidt have been appointed to Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment, working with individuals, families and communities to meet their health needs and requirements.  With continued growth in the speech pathology program, Professor Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Andy Smidt have been appointed to drive the enhancement of teaching and learning in the discipline, contributing to the design and delivery of the program and contributing to research and engagement activities that continue to develop the Faculty’s profile.

 

A certified practising speech-language pathologist, with experience across academic, clinical research settings, NSW Health, public and independent schools, Professor Natalie Munro is a leader in child and adolescent language development and disorders research and teaching, and is a member of the SAGE self-assessment team.  With significant tenure at the University of Sydney, Natalie is experienced in course coordination, including the development, delivery and quality of curriculum and teaching.  She has also collaborated nationally in the curation of a suite of online professional development modules.

 

Associate Professor Andy Smidt brings over 30 years’ academic experience, including over 10 years at the University of Sydney.  She is an experienced clinician, lecturer and researcher in speech pathology, with a track record in supporting children and adults with lifelong learning disabilities.  Andy has led curriculum development and the creation of pedagogical materials incorporating University Design for Learning to support students with disabilities to excel in the higher education sector.  She is also the recipient of a number of teaching awards, recently including Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 


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