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Kirstine Shrubsole

BSpPath(UQ), PhD (UQ)

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Health

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Kirstine Shrubsole


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Kirstine is a speech pathologist with a specific clinical and research focus on post-stroke aphasia and improving implementation of evidence-based practice. She is an early career researcher with a developing national and international profile in Implementation Science in aphasia.


Kirstine's doctoral research used methodologies based on implementation science to improve post-stroke aphasia management. In 2019 she was a SCU finalist at the Staff Impact Awards for the Early Career Researcher category. In 2020 she was awarded an Early Career Seed Grant by the Stroke Foundation to continue her research. She is currently a Chief Investigator on a NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1191820, 2021-2025) exploring the Implementation of Comprehensive High-dose Aphasia Treatment (CHAT) with health services across Australia.

Community engagement

Provides regular support to clinicians and healthcare services focussing on improving evidence-based practice in stroke and aphasia.

Collaborates with the Stroke Foundation and the stroke community to develop priorities for implementation of stroke clinical guidelines.


Provides supervision to Honours and Research Higher Degree students. Please contact if you are interested in conducting implementation research in aphasia, stroke or speech pathology.


Acquired language and communication disorders, swallowing, evidence-based practice, multimodal communication.


  • Member of CATs (Clinical Aphasia Triallists group)
  • Future Leader in Stroke with the Stroke Recovery Centre for Research Excellence
  • Affiliate of Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery (Aphasia CRE)
  • Stroke Foundation Knowledge Translation Working Group

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