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.

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Publications & Resources

Journal Articles

Lowell, A., Maypilama, E. Ḻ., Fasoli, L., Gundjarranbuy, R., Godwin-Thompson, J., Guyula, A., Yunipiŋu, M., Armstrong, E., Garrutju, J. and McEldowney, R. (2018). The ‘invisible homeless’ – challenges faced by families bringing up their children in a remote Australian Aboriginal community. BMC Public Health, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6286-8

Lowell, A., Maypilama, E. Ḻ., Fasoli, L., Gundjarranbuy, R., Godwin-Thompson, J., Guyula, A., Yunipiŋu, M., Armstrong, E., Garrutju, J. and McEldowney, R. (2018). Building Yolŋu Skills, Knowledge, and Priorities into Early Childhood Assessment and Support: Protocol for a Qualitative Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(3). DOI: 10.2196/resprot.8722

Armstrong. E., Dũng, P., Thủy, N. T. T., and Koster, S. (In press) Needs assessment on speech and language therapy education in Viet Nam. 

Conference Proceedings & Papers

Armstrong, E., Bukulatjpi, Y., Lowell, A., Maypilama, E.Ḻ. & Fasoli, L. (2019). Nha ga ŋorra mayali’ djinawa? - What meaning lies inside our intercultural communication? 17th International Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET), Adelaide SA.

Armstrong, E., Bukulatjpi, Y., Maypilama, E.Ḻ. Lowell, A., Hewat, S., Fasoli, L., Ireland, S. (2019). Waŋa dhäruk ŋayi dhu ŋayuŋuŋur djinawa’ŋur ḏandjaŋur: What’s held deep inside our words. The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, Darwin NT.

Armstrong, E., Maypilama, E. Ḻ., Gundjarranbuy, R. & Lowell, A. (2019). Larrum yuwalkku dhukarrwu nhaltjan limurr dhu djäma rrambaŋi manymakkum: Finding a pathway to work together well in intercultural research. IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion (International Union of Health Promotion and Education), Rotorua NZ.

Maypilama, E. Ḻ., Armstrong, E., Lowell, A., Fasoli, L., Guyula, Y., Yunupingu, M., Guyula, A., Gundjarranbuy, R., Godwin-Thompson, J., Garratju, J. (2018). Promoting resilience and wellbeing through a strong cultural identity: Perspectives of Yolŋu families on “growing up children in two worlds”. Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Eighth Gathering, Sydney NSW.

Armstrong, E., (Writer and Editor) (2014). Trinh Foundation Recipe Collection: Sharing our journey with Vietnamese food. Holgate NSW: Trinh Foundation Australia Ltd.

Armstrong, E., England, M., Gaskill, C. & Pasricha, N. (2008). An Australian connection in building sustainable speech pathology in developing countries: Insights from Bangladesh. The joint conference of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association and Speech Pathology Australia, Auckland, NZ.

Research Reports

Armstrong, E., England, M., Gaskill, C. & Pasricha, N. (2008). An Australian connection in building sustainable speech pathology in developing countries: Insights from Bangladesh. Paper presented at the joint conference of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association and Speech Pathology Australia, Auckland, NZ.  

Emily Armstrong

Contacts

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

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