Alison has worked as a speech pathologist with adults in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and community settings for 30 years. She has broad experience with clients who have acquired communication and swallowing problems arising from a wide range of conditions. Particular interests include working with clients in aged care facilities and in the acute hospital setting. She works part time as the speech pathologist within a mutli-disciplinary outreach team based at Westmead Hospital servicing clients with a specific neurological condition. She sees clients, family carers, community carers/service providers and other health teams to provide management and education over the course of the disease.