Dr. Amy Freeman-Sanderson

Dr Amy Freeman-Sanderson

Senior Lecturer and speech pathologist, Graduate School of Health

PhD in Early restoration of voice for tracheostomy patients Senior lecturer in Speech Pathology at UTS

Dr Amy Freeman-Sanderson is a Senior Lecturer and speech pathologist in the Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney. She is also an Honorary Clinical Specialist Speech Pathologist Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She has over 19 years of clinical experience including speech pathology and management roles in quaternary and tertiary Sydney and London hospitals. She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Freeman-Sanderson’s research interests in critical care include communication and swallowing function during and after ICU, tracheostomy, and allied health workforce planning/training. She is the Chief Investigator on several national and international ICU projects and has been awarded several competitive grants. She is currently co-leading two collaborative projects including co-design of a clinical pathway for patients admitted to ICU with sepsis, and a Core Outcome Measurement Set for interventions for communication for people with an artificial airway.

She has delivered invited papers and workshops nationally and internationally in her research areas. Dr Freeman-Sanderson has received several awards including the inaugural ‘Best Allied Health Paper’ at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) conference and Junior Investigator Travel award at the Dysphagia Research Society (2020).