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DR Jemma Skeat


  • Evidence-based practice (Implementation and use of evidence)
  • Outcome measurement
  • Qualitative methodologies (Qualitative research methods)
  • Speech pathology (Speech, language, communication)



  • Jemma is Lead of Clinical Programs in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. She is also a senior lecturer in the Master of Speech Pathology Course. She has over 15 years of clinical and research experience focusing on evidence-based practice, outcome measurement population health (particularly service access and use) in speech pathology and more broadly in rehabilitation. Her current research and teaching interests include collaborative (interdisciplinary) practice, evidence-based practice and clinical learning.   


Member of

  • Asia Pacific Education Collaboration in Speech Language Pathology. Co-Chair 2018 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

    2008 Skeat, J., Ukoumunne, O., Gold, L., Goldfeld, S. Availability and accessibility of services for children with communication disorders (pilot project) 1 year funding ($14,582). MCRI Healthy Development grant
    2008 Bayer, J., Hiscock, H., Wake, M., Goldfeld, S., Skeat, J., Oberklaid, F. Mental health: early childhood prevalence, aetiology, and health service needs. 1 year funding ($43,940). MCRI Healthy Development grant.

    2010 Wake, M., Reilly, S., Skeat, J., Law, J., Gold, L., Ukoumunne, O., Goldfeld, S. Preschool language delay: Randomised trial of outcomes and costs of systematic community detection and intervention. NHMRC Project Grant (607407). $895,550 2018 Skeat, J., Tomlin, D., Vogel, A. Clinical Outcomes Mobile Platform ($14625) Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Innovation Grant 2018 Zeibell, N. & Skeat, J. From Collaborative Learning to Collaborative Practice: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning in Education and Speech Pathology. ($15,000). University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiative Grant 2018 Skeat, J., , Vitkovic, J., Tomlin, D., Guest, D., Dobson, F., Hampson, R. Interdisciplinary learning through clinical practice: Creation of ‘Healthy Ageing’ clinics for students across the School of Health Sciences. ($4968) MSHS Educational Scholarship Grant   


Education and training

  • PhD, La Trobe University 2006
  • BSP, La Trobe University 2000



Available for supervision

  • Y