Michelle is an active researcher in the field of autism and is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of peer-mediated intervention. She is a member of the School of Allied Health's research cluster SLCN@UL and is a postgraduate member of the University's Health Research Institute. Michelle is also involved in research projects on Interprofessional Education and Health Service Delivery. Michelle has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in New Zealand with a Paediatric population in a variety of settings; home, preschool, school-age and the clinic. As part of a multidisciplinary team she had the opportunity to develop workshops for teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics, including Supporting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Classroom. She held a national position as a facilitator for tips for autism, a three-day course for teams who support students aged 5 to 12 with ASD. Michelle believes in promoting the parent voice and building strong teams. She has also completed further study in the area of Assistive Technology.
Peer Mediated Intervention
Health Service Delivery
Preschool Speech and Language Development and Disorder
Engaging in Complexity
- Member, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists