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Dr Bernice Mathisen Honorary Associate, Palliative Care Unit

Bernice is Discipline Lead in Speech Pathology at LaTrobe Rural Health School (LRHS). Based in Bendigo, LRHS has other campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura. Bernice is responsible for leading the growth of the discipline of speech pathology across the regional campuses which will address the chronic shortage of speech pathologists working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia and in developing communities world-wide. Bernice is also leading the development of an innovative clinical education program as part of the speech pathology program at Bendigo in partnership with local speech pathologists and in particular, Bendigo Health. As part of this collaboration, research opportunities with local clinicians will also be targetted, in addition to the fostering of research higher degree students amongst graduates of the B Applied Science/M Sp Path and Graduate Entry Master (GEM) program at Bendigo.


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