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Personal profile

Personal profile

Suzanne and her family have lived in Fiji since 2009. Suzanne's PhD 'Supporting Fijian children's communication" provided recommendations for the holistic management of communication disability in Fiji and detailed a four-stage Communication Capacity Research framework for undertaking research with culturally and linguistically diverse people with communication and swallowing disabilities in underserved regions of the world. Suzanne's doctoral research was awarded  prestigious Australian Linguistic Society Gerhardt Laves Scholarship in July, 2015, an Australian government Endeavour Awards Postgraduate Scholarship in December 2014, and a Charles Sturt University Post-graduate Research Scholarship in November 2013.


Suzanne is currently the Course Lead for the blended online Master of Speech Pathology at Charles Sturt University. Suzanne has taught across all speech-language pathology range of practice areas with an interest in developing students' research, interprofessional practice and clinical reasoning skills.

Research Interests

Suzanne C. Hopf is passionate about achieving equity in service provision for people with disability internationally. Suzanne's research seeks to apply the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO, 2001) to better understand how barriers and facilitators for supporting people with communication disability are created and reinforced by individual, community, and societal factors. Suzanne is committed to being a part of an international network of research practitioners who celebrate diversity and believe in sharing knowledge and resources for the greater benefit of all mankind where ever they may live.

Education/Academic qualification

Speech-Language Pathology, PhD, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 10 Nov 2017

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Research Output

  • Speech-language pathology in Australian residential aged-care facilities

    Murray, S. & Hopf, S., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. 22, 1, p. 53 61 p.

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  • Waiting list management strategies for speech pathologists: Summary of evidence

    McGill, N., McLeod, S., Crowe, K. & Hopf, S., May 2020.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract

    English language and literacy proficiency of students in an urban Fiji primary school.

    Hopf, S., McDonagh, S., Wang, C. & McLeod, S., 2019, In : Language, Culture and Curriculum. 32, 2, p. 223-238 16 p.

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  • Press / Media

    Building communication capacity: Letters from Fiji

    Suzanne Hopf, Donna Carkeet, Terri Walker, Trisha Khatri, Gwendalyn Webb, Joanne Walters & Sureni Perera


    1 Media contribution

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    Fiji speech and language research yields ‘gold standard’ PhD thesis

    Suzanne Hopf, Sharynne McLeod, Sarah McDonagh & Cen Wang


    1 Media contribution

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    Understanding communication diversity in Fiji

    Suzanne Hopf


    1 Media contribution

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