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Marie Ireland is an Adjunct Research Associate with the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia. In the United States, she has worked as a speech-language pathologist providing services in Virginia public schools and as a program administrator for special education for the Virginia Department of Education and Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Marie holds a Ph.D. from Charles Sturt University, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Education from the University of Virginia. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Child Language (BCS-CL) with the American Board for Child Language and Language Disorders and a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Marie was awarded Fellowship of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in 2021 and Fellow by Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia in 2007. She was awarded the Martha Mullin-Callendar award in 2017 and the Virginia Council of Administrators in Special Education (VCASE) awarded her the Friend of VCASE in 2010 for her work in special education serving children with autism spectrum disorders. Awards for research include Topics in Language Disorders Editors’ Katharine G. Butler Trailblazer Award (2021) and Editor’s Award in 2014 for an article in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. Marie has served on many state and national professional association boards committees and councils including as American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Vice-President of SLP Practice (2018-2020), the State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities’ Council (2007-2019), and the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia from 2001-2005.

Marie’s work and research have focused on evaluation and eligibility for school-age children and connecting research to public policy. Her other areas of research interest include cultural and linguistic diversity, the impact of poverty on language, reading, and advocacy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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