Instructor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Phone: (604) 822-4533
Fax: (604) 822-6569
Profile and Clinical Interests
I am pleased to be in the role as Academic Coordinator Lead for Clinical Education in the School, and working with the Clinical Coordination and Teaching team in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. After an exciting part-time role with the team, I am happily stepping into this fulltime role with hopes of filling the big shoes left by Lisa Avery’s retirement in the spring of 2017.
An UBC graduate, my clinical experience as a SLP is largely in adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders, with experience in schools and private practice with children. I have always gravitated to team-based care and have a particular interest in client counseling around communication and quality of life – living with risk. I enjoyed taking externship students for 15 years, and also have co-taught UBC courses in interprofessional health care team development since 2003 for the College of Health Disciplines, and now the School of Social Work. I returned to the SASS in 2015 after 7 years in the field of team leadership training and consultation in health and human service sectors. My clinical and human resource backgrounds have proven to be surprisingly complementary with effective performance management being critical to clinical learning.
My current role is dedicated to ensuring the health of a sustainable and quality clinical education program at UBC. This includes outreach to our remote and rural communities, creating innovative clinical opportunities in these regions, supporting clinical educators through training and accessible consultation during externship seasons.
My mission is to prepare our students to be clinicians who are both interpersonal and professional assets to their colleagues, team, and most importantly the people they serve and their families. I know that this is impossible without relationships with clinical faculty that feel connected and partner to this endeavor and it is my aim to strengthen relationships between the School and the clinical community.
On more personal note, the welcoming openness and support of the School for this mission and goal (as well as to my dog) make me proud to be part of the Clinical Coordination and Teaching team. I look forward to the future with the School and you.