ASHA Fellow, Life Member SPA, Hon FRCSLT
Macquarie University, Australia.
Caroline Bowen AM PhD CPSP is a semi-retired Australian Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and author. She has qualifications in SLP, Speech and Drama, and Family Therapy, and a doctorate in Clinical Linguistics. Caroline wears many hats. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Linguistics at Macquarie University Sydney, Australia; an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences (SLP) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa; and an Adjunct Fellow, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney, Australia. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2018 (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Bowen).She currently serves as Chair of the UTS Industry Advisory Board of Speech Pathology. As well as being a a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia (CPSP), Dr Bowen is a Fellow of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association, a Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.Dr Bowen retired from clinical practice in 2011, having worked with children, young people and their families for 42 years. Since 2005 she has presented (mainly) child-speech related Continuing Professional Development events nationally around Australia, and in a score of other countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA, enabling a singularly international perspective on SLP professional practice. 2020 will see her first visit to Pakistan.Among Caroline’s interests are children’s speech development and disorders, developmental language disorder, SLPs’ use of Information and Communication Technology, and, impacts of both EBP and pseudoscience (“Treatment Fads”) on Speech- Language Pathology / Speech and Language Therapy, and Education practices with clients and students of all ages.
Her publications include a website: www.speech-language-therapy.com (Bowen, 1988), peer reviewed journal articles, encyclopaedia entries (e.g., Bowen, 2019) and several books authored independently (e.g., Bowen, 2015) or with co-authors (e.g., Bowen and Snow, 2017). Dr Bowen and Professor Snow have two books in preparation for J&R Press; one for 2021 and the other for 2022.