Kelly Beak    BSpPath

Clinical Manager / Educator

Kelly BeakKelly Beak is the Clinic Manager and Clinical Educator for Speech Pathology within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Kelly is a graduate from the University of Queensland and has worked in both Health and Education sectors, specialising in Health. She has worked as a volunteer in various Pacific Islands advocating for the rights of individuals with a disability and working on capacity development for local staff. Kelly is active in her professional association and is passionate about student education and evidence based practice resulting in best practice outcomes for clients.



Emma Bray   BBehavSci/BCCJ, MSpPathSt

Clinical Educator 

Emma Bray

Emma works as a Clinical Educator in speech pathology at The University of Queensland. Emma brings her background in behavioural science and speech pathology in private practice to UQ, teaching and educating students in adult and paediatric fluency. Emma also works in private practice, where she is able to utilise her specialist knowledge and experience in fluency, as well as continuing to develop clinical skills with the general paediatric population.





Nicolien McMah   BSpPath

Clinical Educator 

Nicolien McMahNici joined The University of Queensland’s speech pathology team in 2007 as a Manager and Clinical Educator. Over the years her clinical focus has been paediatrics, working within the community, educational settings and private sector. Her expertise is in the areas of paediatric speech, language and literacy development.






Susan Walker   MSpPath

Clinical Educator

Susan WalkerSusan 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.




Fiona Lewis   

Clinical Educator

Fiona LewisDr Fiona Lewis is a Clinical Educator within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland. She is an experienced Speech Language Pathologist with an interest in school-aged children, autism spectrum disorder and speech and language development in young children. Fiona has combined an academic career with a clinical career and enjoys the challenge of helping students translate the theoretical knowledge gained in lectures into practical clinical skills.  She is actively involved in engaging students as partners in learning. Fiona is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, the Students as Partners in Learning Community of Practice and the Inter-professional Education Community of Practice.  




Meg Hinselwood  

Clinical Educator

Megan HinselwoodFollowing an 18 month contract with the University of Sydney, Meg commenced casual work with The University of Queensland in 2008, where she leads student clinics in paediatric speech, language and literacy, and in inter-professional practice.  Meg graduated from UQ in 1988 and has since worked across a number of settings with public and private organisations both in Queensland and in New South Wales. Whilst a large portion of her work has been in the field of disability, an ongoing interest in the paediatric area led her to complete postgraduate studies in early childhood education: an undertaking which she believes has improved her insight into the ways that children learn.  Amongst her career highlights, she is most proud of having presented papers at international conferences in Montreal and in Pittsburgh.