Meaghan has been working as a Speech Pathologist since graduating from Latrobe University in 2002. Prior to commencing speech pathology, she completed a Bachelor of Music specialising in voice at the Victorian College of Arts. She has worked in various acute, sub-acute and neurological adult rehabilitation contexts. Meaghan also provides services to clients in the Ballarat and regional areas via her private practice which has a large paediatric caseload in addition to her adult neurologic and laryngology patient focus. She has worked as a lecturer, Musical Director and singing teacher for various universities including Federation University’s Musical Theatre Degree and has also enjoyed a successful singing and music performance career. She continues to sing in both choral and solo concert events when her busy life permits. She now enjoys combining her love of voice and science as a speech pathologist focussing on the application of a strong physiological model to improving and maintaining vocal health, fitness and efficiency.
Meaghan has been working in our adjunctive speech pathology practice Voice Medicine Australia since 2010 and we have been fortunate to have her also consulting for the Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre since 2013. She is highly committed to the multi-disciplinary team approach and to ensuring diagnostic accuracy via videostroboscopy to better inform patient care. Meaghan is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia, and a member of the Australian Voice Association, Laryngology Society of Australasia and the Australian National Association of Singing Teachers. She has attended and presented at many national and international speech pathology and ENT Specialist workshops and conferences on a variety of topics related to clinical voice management. Along with the performance voice, Meaghan has a special interest and expertise in neurologic voice (spasmodic dysphonia and tremor), cough, vocal cord dysfunction and the relevance of exercise science to speech pathology management.