Susan is a clinical educator in speech pathology. She started her career in medical research, working primarily in the field of immunology. A career change led to speech pathology and she graduated from The University of Queensland Masters of Speech Pathology course in 2007.

Prior to commencing in clinical education at The University of Queensland in 2011 she worked with adults in the public hospital setting, in a range of areas from acute medicine to adult rehabilitation. Adult speech and language rehabilitation following brain injury and accent modification continue to be an area of interest.