Ms Philippa Maree Friary

First Class Honours Bachelor of Speech-language Therapy, BSLT Hons

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Professional Teaching Fellow
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Philippa Friary is the Clinical Director of the Speech Sciences programme at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.  This programme includes a graduate entry master’s programme for 40 students, for which Philippa has overall responsibility for the clinical curriculum.  In addition to ensuring that the programme graduates competent students, Philippa has a keen interest in interprofessional education and exploring innovative ways to enhance interprofessional collaboration.  Currently this involves; large scale projects with the local hospital, interprofessional student clinics and interprofessional simulation activities.

In addition to her role as Clinical Director, Philippa is the President of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association and is the facilitator for the Aotearoa Interprofessional EducAtion Network which launched in August 2013.

Philippa’s research interests include; interprofessional education and collaboration, professional and clinical supervision and group therapy for people with neurological communication impairments.

Research | Current

Interprofessional education and collaboration

Supervision in Speech language Therapy

Where are our graduates?

Risk Feeding

Mindfulness and Aphasia

Group therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease

Teaching | Current

Coordinator of the clinical curriculum for the Speech Science programme (includes four papers).

Support teaching on Adult Communication Disorders - Motor Speech.


1997 University of Canterbury Academic and Clinical Excellence Award

Areas of expertise

My key area of interest and expertise is in clinical education.  Over the last three years I have expanded my clinical teaching from the realm of speech science into an interprofessional setting with a keen focus on interprofessional education.  In addition to this, I have a lot of clinical experience and skill working in the area of adult neuro rehabilitation, in particular Parkinson's disease.  My current research focuses are in; clinical supervision, clinical education, interprofessional education and working with people with Parkinson's Disease.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

President on the Executive Council for the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association.

Speech Science Advisory Board.

Chair of the Tamaki Clinics Operational Management Group committee.

 Founder and facilitator for the Aotearoa Interprofessional EducAtion Network.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Miles, A., Jardine, M., Johnston, F., de Lisle, M., Friary, P., & Allen, J. (2017). Effect of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®) on swallowing and cough in Parkinson's disease: A pilot study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 383, 180-187. 10.1016/j.jns.2017.11.015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Miles, Marie Jardine
  • Friary, P., Fairgray, L., Donaldson, S., & Purdy, S. C. (2017). What does speech-language therapy look like in New Zealand and how does it interface with psychology?. Psychology Aotearoa, 9 (2), 78-82. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Suzanne Purdy, Selena Donaldson
  • Miles, A., Donaldson, S., & Williams, P. (2015). Training Hospital Readiness in Speech-Language Pathology Students through Simulation. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 13 (4) Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Miles, Selena Donaldson

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 2, Room 2068
New Zealand

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