Emily Armstrong

B Speech Pathology (Hons1), B Arts (English), CertIV TAE

Research Assistant and PhD Candidate

Emily Armstrong is a researcher in the field of intercultural communication and a PhD student in the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society. Emily is a speech pathologist with diverse experience across a wide range of health, education and disability services. She has worked with children and families with communication and feeding difficulties in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. She has contributed to program development and implementation in a range of intercultural contexts – for example the first speech therapy training programs in Viet Nam and Bangladesh and School Based Aboriginal Trainee programs in Allied Health Assistance (TAFE NSW).

Emily's PhD research explores the perspectives of Yolŋu (Aboriginal) families and early childhood service providers (e.g. health providers, educators) about the ways they communicate during Yolŋu children’s assessments. Emily is working collaboratively and interculturally with Yolŋu researchers in North-East Arnhem Land using video-reflexive ethnography, indepth interviews in participants’ preferred languages, and collaborative analysis. Phase 2 of the research will use a participatory action research approach to co-create and pilot accessible resources based on findings. A working title for the project is Waŋanhamirr ga ḻarrum maḻmaḻ’maram rrambaŋi nhaltjan ga yothu ŋuthan - Talking together to find out about how a child is growing up.

Link to Research Publications

Emily Armstrong


T: 08 8946 7198
E: emily.armstrong@cdu.edu.au

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