Dr Simone

Dr Simone Arnott (Lees)

PhD, Ba (SpPath)

Clinical Education Lecturer, Speech Pathologist and Clinical Educator

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Community and Clinical Allied Health

HS1 337, Melbourne (Bundoora)


Bachelor of Speech Pathology, La Trobe University; PhD, University of Sydney



Membership of professional associations

Speech Pathology Australia, Lidcombe Trainers Consortium, Stutttering Interest Group, Speak Easy Association

Area of study

Speech Pathology

Brief profile

Simone coordinates the Paediatric Stuttering Clinic at La Trobe Communication Clinic and is a lecturer in the Clinical Education Team. She coordinates the clinical subjects HCS5AIB, HCS5SPB and HCS5SPD and is a sessional lecturer and PBL facilitator. Simone has held a number of roles within the Department of Human Communication Sciences, but has a special interest in stuttering and student education. She has extensive clinical experience in treating stuttering and training students and speech pathologists in the Lidcombe Program. She completed her PhD studies with the Australian Stuttering Research Centre at the University of Sydney in 2011. Her research investigated the efficacy and efficiency of group delivery of The Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention. 

Recent publications

Arnott, S., Onslow, M., O’Brian, S., Packman, A., Jones, M. & Block, S. (2013). Group Lidcombe Program treatment of early stuttering: a randomized controlled trial. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Lees, S., Onslow, M., O’Brian, S., Packman, A. & Menzies, R. (September 2011). Exploring group delivery of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention from a theoretical perspective. Paper presented at the 9th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, UK.  

Lees, S., Block, S., O’Brian, S., Onslow, M. & Packman, A. (June 2011). Group Delivery of the Lidcombe Program is efficacious and efficient; but does it belong in your workplace? Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia.  

Lees, S., O’Brian, S., Block, S. & Onslow, M. (Nov 2010). Group Delivery of the Lidcombe Program: A Clinical Trial. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, USA.  

Lees, S., Onslow, M., Packman, A., O’Brian, S. & Block, S. (May 2010). Group Delivery of the Lidcombe Program: Is it more efficient? Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia Conference 2010, Melbourne, Australia. 

Research projects

Randomised Controlled Trial of Group versus Individual Delivery of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention