8th September – Dr Anna Hearne
Anna Hearne has been a Speech-Language therapist for almost 20 years, beginning her journey with a bachelor degree from Curtin University in Western Australia in 1996. She completed her Masters in Munich, Germany in 2001 and her PhD at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, Sydney in 2005.
Anna has always specialised in the treatment of stuttering and has worked in a variety of settings. She currently works as a lecturer at Massey University, and as a clinician for the Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust, and Anne also runs a private practice.
In addition, Anna is a member of the International Lidcombe program Trainers consortium and teaches workshops in New Zealand, Australia and Germany. She has a particular interest in the improvements that can be achieved by combining evidence based treatment techniques with teamwork between parents, clients and speech-language therapists.