Staff profile

Dr Bernice Ann Mathisen

Associate Professor, Discipline Lead in Speech Pathology

College of Science, Health and Engineering
La Trobe Rural Health School
Department of Community and Allied Health

Clinical Teaching Building, Arnold Street, Bendigo, VIC, Bendigo

Qualifications

PhD, MSc (Human Communication), B Sp Thy

Membership of professional associations

Speech Pathology Australia, ASHA International Affiliate, Dysphagia Research Society member

Area of study

Speech Pathology

Brief profile

Bernice is Discipline Lead in Speech Pathology at LaTrobe Rural Health School (LRHS). Based in Bendigo, LRHS has other campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura. Bernice is responsible for leading the growth of the discipline of speech pathology across the regional campuses which will address the chronic shortage of speech pathologists working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia and in developing communities world-wide. Bernice is also leading the  development of an innovative clinical education program as part of the speech pathology program at Bendigo in partnership with local speech pathologists and in particular, Bendigo Health. As part of this collaboration, research opportunities with local clinicians will also be targetted, in addition to the fostering of research higher degree students amongst graduates of the B Applied Science/M Sp Path or Graduate Entry Master (GEM) program at Bendigo.  

Research interests

Rural and Regional Health

- Talking Matters Bendigo (TMB)

Speech Pathology

- Adult and paediatric swallowing disorders

Teaching units

Profession Mentoring Program (PMP)

HLT2IEP Integrating Evidence into Practice (Speech Pathology/Audiology) Bendigo

HCS2NCP Normal Communication & Swallowing Processes

HCS5TIM Therapeutic Intervention & Management

HCS5ASP Advanced Seminars in Speech Pathology

Consulting

Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)

Recent publications

Chapters in books

Mathisen, B. A. (2008). Working with families of children with dysphagia: An interdisciplinary approach. (pp.245-278). In N. Watts Pappas & S. McLeod (Eds.) Working with Families in Speech-Language Pathology. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Research Outputs (2011-present)

Refereed Journal Articles

Mathisen, B., Carey, L., Carey-Sargeant, C., Webb, G., & Miller, C-J. & Krikheli, L. (2015). Religion, Spirituality and Speech-Language Pathology: A Viewpoint for Ensuring Patient-Centred Holistic Care. Journal of Religion & Health, New York: Springer Online. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10943-015-0001-1

Adams, V., Callister, R., Mathisen, B., Lazarus, C. & Baines, S. (2014). Reliability of measurements of strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument in old adults. Disability and Rehabilitation, Early Online 1-7. DOI:10.3109/ 0938288.2014.92.245.

De Bortoli, T., Arthur-Kelly, M., Mathisen, B. & Balandin, S. (2014). Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perceptions of Implementing Communication Intervention with Students with Multiple & Severe Disabilities. Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC), 30(1): 55-70.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Baines, S., Lazarus, C. & Callister, R. (2014). Reliability of measurements of tongue and hand strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument with healthy adults. Dysphagia, 29, 1, 83-95.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Baines, S., Lazarus, C. & Callister, R. (2013). A systematic review and meta-analysis of measurements of tongue and hand strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI). Dysphagia, 28, 3, 350-369.DOI 10.1007/s00455-013-9451-3

Mathisen, B., Carey, L. & O’Brien, A. (2012). Incorporating Speech-Language Pathology within Australian Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48, 823-827.

De Bortoli, T., Foreman, P., Arthur-Kelly, M., Balandin, S. & Mathisen, B. (2012). Contextual factors influencing the reported implementation of best practice by speech-language pathologists working with students with multiple and severe disabilities. Alternative & Augmentative Communication, 30 (1), 55-70.

DeBortoli, T., Foreman, P., Arthur-Kelly, M., Balandin, S. & Mathisen, B. (2012). Mainstream teachers’ experiences of communicating with students with multiple and severe disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 47(2), 236-252.

Mathisen, B., Yates, P & Crofts, P. (2011). A Palliative Care Curriculum for Speech-Language Pathology Students. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46, 3: 273-285.                                                                                                                                              

De Bortoli, T., Arthur-Kelly, M., Mathisen, B., Foreman, P. & Balandin, S. (2011). Complex contextual influences on the communicative interactions of students with multiple and severe disabilities. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13, (5), 422-435.

Adams, V., Callister, R., Mathisen, B. (2011). Using Tongue-Strengthening Exercise Programs in Dysphagia Intervention. Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 14, 3, 139-146.

Refereed Conference Presentations or Posters

Mathisen, B., Charlesworth, M., Hawke, S., Read, J. & Lees, H. (2014). Talking Matters Bendigo: A Community-Engaged Scholarship Project. Poster presented at the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne May 18-21.

Carey-Sargeant, C., Dettman, S., Mathisen, B. & Brown, PM. (2014).  A comparison of visual-gaze patterns during narrative comprehension tasks for school-aged children using cochlear implants from different early educational programs. Poster presented at the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne, May 18-21.

Cummings, A., Mathisen, B., Bennett, P. & Threlkeld, G. (2014). Regional parents’ perceptions of early and ongoing feeding challenges post-enteral nutrition use. Poster presented at the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne, May 18-21.

Vickers, K., Togher, L., Mathisen, B. & Power, E. (2013). Does Increased Swallowing Rehabilitation Practice Improve Outcomes: A report of dosage and outcomes in a metropolitan stroke unit. Poster presented at the 3rd European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Malmo Sweden September 13-14.

Carey-Sargeant, C., Dettman, S., Mathisen, B. & Brown, M. (2013, April). A comparison of visual-gaze patterns during story-book reading comprehension tasks for school-aged children using cochlear implants from different early educational programs. Poster presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Baines, S. Lazarus, C. & Callister, R. (2013). Reliability of Measurement of Strength and Endurance Using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument with Frail Elderly Adults in an Aged Care Facility. The Dysphagia Research Society 21st Annual Meeting, March 14-16, Seattle.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Baines, S. Lazarus, C. & Callister, R. (2013). Reliability of Measurement of Strength and Endurance Using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument with Healthy Adults. The Dysphagia Research Society 21st Annual Meeting, March 14-16, Seattle.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Baines, S. Lazarus, C. & Callister, R. (2013). Reliability of measurements of tongue strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument with healthy adults. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, June 23-27, Gold Coast.

Antoniazzi, D., Charlesworth, M., Mathisen, B. & Walsh, S. (2013). ASSIST: A pilot service learning program for pre-clinical rural speech pathology students in Victoria. Poster presented at the 2013 Regional Allied Health Conference, Partner, Inspire, Lead: Celebrating Allied Health, May 24, Echuca, Victoria. A pilot program for pre-clinical speech

Carey-Sargeant, C., Dettman, S., Brown, M. & Mathisen, B. (2013). Patterns of visual attention among children using cochlear implants when educated via AV, AO and Bi-Bi communication approaches. Hearing HUB Inaugural Conference, April 17-19, Sydney.

Vickers, K., Togher, L., Mathisen, B. & Power, E. (2013). How much swallowing rehabilitation is possible post stroke: a report of dosage and outcomes in a metropolitan stroke unit. Smart Strokes 2013, August 22-23, Brisbane.

Vickers, K., Togher, L., Mathisen, B. & Power, E. (2013). Swallowing groups: a novel approach to increase practice for dysphagic stroke survivors. Smart Strokes 2013, August 22-23, Brisbane.

Adams, V., Callister, R., Mathisen, B., Baines, S. & Lazurus, C. (2012, June). A systematic literature review of the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument: Measuring tongue strength and endurance in normal and disordered populations. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 24-27 June.

Vickers, K., Togher, L., Mathisen, B. & Power, E. (2012). Observations of the dosage of swallowing rehabilitation practice patients with stroke can achieve. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, June 24-27.

Vickers, K., Togher, L., Mathisen, B. & Power, E. (2012). Improving communication and swallowing rehabilitation in stroke: Evidence into practice. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, June 24-27.

Carey-Sargeant, C.L., Carey, L.B., Mathisen, B., Webb, G. (2012). "Holistic Practice:  Speech Language Pathologists and Spirituality", [Keynote Presentation III], 30th March, Lynda R. Campbell Memorial Lecture Series: Topics in Diversity, ATLAS Week, St. Louis University, Missouri, United States.

Mathisen, B., & Woodward, S. (2011). Working with Developing Communities (WWDC) (Vietnam) Program. Poster presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, June 26-29, Darwin.

Adams, V., Callister, R. Mathisen, B., Baines, S. & Lazarus, C. (2011, September). Evaluation of the effects of tongue-strengthening in adults. Poster presented at the 1st European Society for Swallowing Disorders. Leiden, The Netherlands, September 9-10.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Callister, R., Baines, S., & Lazarus, C. (2011, January). Evaluation of the effects of tongue-strengthening exercises in people with swallowing difficulties. Poster presented at the Asia-Pacific Society for the Study of Speech, Language and Hearing, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Carey-Sargeant, C., Dettman, S., Brown, M. & Mathisen, B. (2011, December). Patterns of visual attention among children using cochlear implants when educated via  AV, AO, and Bi-Bi communication approaches. Paper presented at the HEARing CRC Student Symposium, Audiology, Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Melbourne, 8-9 December.

Vickers, K., Togher, L., Mathisen, B. & Power, E. (2011). How much swallowing practice and what outcomes can patients with stroke achieve? Paper presented at the South West Sydney Local Health District Allied Health Research Forum, Liverpool Hospital, September 16.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Callister, R., Baines, S. & Lazarus, C. (2011, October). Determining the optimal duration and intensity of tongue strengthening exercises in older adults with dysphagia. Poster submitted to the Allied Health Professionals Association (AHPA) Conference, Canberra.

Mathisen, B. & Neilson, R. (2011, June). Working in Developing Communities Member Network. Workshop presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin, NT, June 26-29.

Mathisen, B. & Woodward, S. (2011, June). Working with Developing Communities (WWDC) (Vietnam) Program. Poster presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin, NT, June 26-29.

Adams, V., Mathisen, B., Callister, R., Baines, S. & Lazarus, C. (2011, June). Evaluating a tongue-strengthening exercise program for individuals with stroke or head and neck cancer. Poster presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin, NT, June 26-29.

Hazelwood, E., Mathisen, B. & Stuart, G. (2011, June). Innovations in non-traditional clinical education: Results from the SNUG program. Poster presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin, NT, June 26-29.

Research projects

Tongue strengthening exercise in people with dysphagia

Infant feeding difficulties, sensory processing and enteral nutrition

Palliative care and speech-language pathology (SLP)

Working With developing communities (India and Cambodia)

Outcomes for children with cochlear implantation using different educational approaches