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ASSBI Students

ASSBI has always given and continues to give young aspiring students a collegial environment to meet their peers and more experienced clinicians and researchers at workshops and the annual conference. The student membership price is a low $80 per annum and includes all the benefits that a full membership offers as well as other opportunities. 

ASSBI offers opportunities to student members as well as student non-members. Some initiatives include:

  • A Student Ambassador Programme 
  • Conference travel grants based on submitted conference abstracts which should be applied for 
  • Prizes awarded at the conference based on submitted abstracts and presentations
  • A free networking event at the conference, available to all registered students
  • A free workshop specifically for students at the conference, available to all registered students
  • Big savings on all ASSBI events to student members
  • Ambassadors also put together free events in their City to network with other ASSBI members and encourage non-ASSBI members to join 

Anne Huang, Co-ordinator with student volunteers Harriet Clayton (VIC), Tia Hardie, Zoe Lee, Demi Martin and Nayantara Nambiar (SA) at #assbi2018

Opportunity for Involvement

Elizabeth Hill is a Speech Pathologist and PhD candidate at Curtin University, WA. She is looking for people to complete her survey, please see below for information on the survey then click on the link.

Survey link: https://tinyurl.com/ybm9662v

Survey title: The assessment and management of discourse-level deficits in paediatric brain injury: a survey of current practice in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, and the Asia Pacific.

Ethics approval/reference number:  Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number HRE2016-0349-07).

Study information and eligibility: This study aims to understand current assessment and treatment practices of Speech Pathologists who target discourse-level impairments in child/adolescent acquired brain injury (ABI). If you are a speech pathologist in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, America, Canada, and the Asia Pacific region (e.g. Hong Kong, Singapore) who has worked with children or adolescents with an ABI, we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey. This project will investigate current assessment and intervention practices used to manage discourse-level impairments in this population.

Please direct queries to a member of the research team:

Elizabeth Hill, PhD Candidate
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology

Curtin University


Dr Mary Claessen, Senior Lecturer
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology

Curtin University


A/Prof Anne Whitworth
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology

Curtin University


Dr Mark Boyes, Senior Research Fellow
School of Psychology



I joined to link in with other students and professionals working in the field of brain injury and to be informed of conferences, events, and new research. I stay because it's linked me in with a great little network of colleagues as well as for the reasons that I joined in the first place! Have met some amazing people since joining and as a PhD student that works off-campus it creates a support network that is extremely valuable for me. 
Melissa Brunner, QLD

ASSBI has provided fantastic networking and development opportunities throughout my time as a student representative and member. As an ASSBI student member, I have been able to attend conferences, professional development workshops and student networking events; all of which have allowed me to connect with peers & colleagues from around Australia. 
Anna Carmichael, VIC


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t: 0425 220622

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NSW 2031

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Working together to improve the lives of people with brain impairment.

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