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Maya Menahemi Falkov Graduate Researcher, Speech Pathology

Maya brings over 17 years of experience specializing in adults neurological rehabilitation. Currently, she is a lecturer and a PhD candidate (part-time) at Latrobe University, discipline of Speech Pathology.

Maya leading the area of Swallowing & Motor Speech Disorders (TP) in the discipline of Speech Pathology, La Trobe University. Her PhD project focus on the development of a mobile application for and with people with chronic aphasia. She is working under the supervision of Professor Miranda Rose, Dr Robyn O'Halloran and Dr Annie Hill.

Maya has a unique and comprehensive blend of skills and expertise to the area of Technology, aphasia, motor speech disorders and dysphagia rehabilitation across the lifespan and continuum of care.

Past experience:

- Technology innovation - developed new computerized technologies for people with
dysarthria and aphasia (The Gertner Institute, Israel)

- Extensive experience in curriculum development and teaching, having developed and taught the complete “Swallowing disorders” (2009-2012) and “Neurogenic speech and language disorders in adults” (2010-2015) subjects at the Tel-Aviv and Haifa universities Israel.

- Established and managed the speech pathology department in Shoham medical
centre, Israel (800 beds) for seven years.

- Awards & Scholarships:

- Invited to take part in “The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM, Med-Tech-Pharma-VIC”, An award-winning industry mentoring program, Victoria, Australia (2018)

- Outstanding lecturer of 2014” by the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

- The 2014 Outstanding hospital service award, Shoham medical centre, Israel.

- Victorian International Research Scholarship recipient: awarded by the government of Victoria to the top 5 international PhD students across the state (2014)

- International Postgraduate Research Scholarship recipient: awarded by the Australian government in recognition of being one of the top 300 international students across Australia (2014)


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