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Biography

Debbie is a trained speech-language pathologist with extensive experience in clinical research. She has worked on a range of projects focused on disordered swallowing and voice in various clinical populations and across different settings. Debbie's research took her to 50+ aged care facilities in Hong Kong, where she saw the need for more focus on effective delivery of allied health in the ageing population. Having joined Monash University, Debbie will be expanding her research scope to the wider topics of allied health and health implementation, while maintaining collaborations with speech pathology projects in Asia.

Clinical activities

Debbie specialises in swallowing function management in adults, including survivors of conditions such as stroke and head and neck cancers, and older adults who experience feeding difficulties due to degeneration or dementia. She has extensive experience in conducting instrumental assessment of the swallowing and vocal functions, including videofluoroscopic studies and endoscopies (rigid, flexible, high speed).

Community service

Debbie has been helping to promote awareness of swallowing disorders since 2013, through community outreach and promotional events for the annual World Swallowing Awareness Day. She is featured in a range of publically available instructional videos of oromotor exercises targeting swallowing and speech functions, which can be viewed at: https://swallow.edu.hku.hk/sae/

Education/Academic qualification

Dysphagia, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong

20142019

Speech Pathology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons), University of Sydney

20092012

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Research Output

Factors associated with signs of aspiration in older adults: A prospective study

Pu, D., Yiu, E. M. L. & Chan, K. M. K., 10 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Geriatric Nursing. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of Head and Neck Cancer Treatment on Survivors' Mealtime Experience

Chan, K. M. K., Chan, H. K. W., Siu, J. Y. L., Pu, D., Nund, R. L. & Ward, E. C., Jul 2019, In : Laryngoscope. 129, 7, p. 1572-1578 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Parental knowledge, attitudes, and practices about vocal hygiene for their children in Chengdu, a city from China

Lu, D., Yiu, E. M. L., Pu, D., Yang, H. & Ma, E. P. M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Medicine. 98, 16, 9 p., e15252.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Mandarin (Simplified) Chinese Version of the Voice Activity and Participation Profile: Adaptation and Validation

Lu, D., Ma, E. P. M., Ren, J., Pu, D., Yang, H. & Yiu, E. M. L., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Voice. 33, 1, p. 103-109 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Indicators of dysphagia in aged care facilities

Pu, D., Murry, T., Wong, M., Yiu, E. & Chan, K., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 60, 9, p. 2416-2426 11 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)