Danielle joined the SPELD team in 2021 as an educational advisor. She is a researcher in the Macquarie University Centre for Reading, and is interested in the relationships between spoken language skills, reading ability, and reading comprehension.
She qualified as a Speech Language therapist before completing her PhD on the role of oral vocabulary knowledge in reading comprehension. She has since worked with a variety of clinicians, teachers and schools in Australia and the UK to study vocabulary, morphology and reading comprehension instruction. She is also experienced at implementing professional learning in these areas.
“Being able to read fluently, and understand what you read, opens up a world of information that allows you to follow your interests and make informed choices. Every child should have that freedom. I love working with others with that goal in mind, bringing theory into practice and practice into theory.”