Our staff

Clinical Staff

Ingrid Steyns

Ingrid Steyns

Principal LSL Manager

Danielle Lam

Danielle Lam

Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Wollongong Centre Manager) and Teleintervention Manager

Joanna McAdam

Joanna McAdam

Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Macquarie and Newtown Centre Manager)

Dr Anne Fulcher

Dr Anne Fulcher

Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Aleisha Davis

Aleisha Davis

General Manager of Clinical Programs

Ingrid Steyns

Ingrid Steyns

Ingrid Steyns is the Principal Manager Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at The Shepherd Centre. Ingrid completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Health Sciences majoring in Rehabilitation Counselling and a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at The University of Sydney, Australia. Ingrid is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech Language Pathologist. Ingrid’s clinical experience encompasses working in settings alongside paediatric audiologists and child and family counsellors, providing cochlear implant evaluation, diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention services for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Ingrid has a keen interest in working towards the best outcomes for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Ingrid has developed international training programs and mentored professionals in the field throughout the world, and has presented at numerous international conferences and workshops worldwide. 

    Danielle Lam

    Danielle Lam

    Danielle Lam is the Manager of Program Development and Senior Listening and Spoken Language Manager at The Shepherd Centre based in Wollongong. Danielle joined The Shepherd Centre in 2007 after working as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of community health and hospital settings. Danielle is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and Speech Pathologist. Danielle manages the LSL team in Wollongong and has a keen interest in equity of access to service for all families for children with a hearing loss. This interest led to management of the Teleintervention Program and Outreach Programs for families across NSW, ACT and Tasmania. Danielle is now developing digital programs to support families with children living with hearing loss in accessing critical intervention in any location using a digital platform. 

      Joanna McAdam

      Joanna McAdam

      Joanna McAdam is the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager at The Shepherd Centre at the Australian Hearing Hub and is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Joanna joined The Shepherd Centre in 2007 after completing her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University. Joanna feels very proud to work in an environment that supports each family’s vision for their child while continually breaking new ground in supporting children with hearing loss.

        Dr Anne Fulcher

        Dr Anne Fulcher

        2018 marks 44 years of Anne working with children with hearing loss. She was Introduced into the field as a tutor to Dr Bruce Shepherd’s two children with profound hearing loss while completing BADipEd in Maths, Education and Psychology at Macquarie University. She was awarded a Rotary Postgraduate scholarship to complete a Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Loss at Smith College/Clarke School, Massachusetts. Anne subsequently joined TSC in 1976 and has assisted in rolling out many exciting innovative programs, including our First Sounds Cochlear Implant Program, rigorous assessment protocols, our Talk Together program for families of newly diagnosed infants and social skills programs. In 2012 she completed her PhD: “Speaking for Themselves: Speech Outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Children with Early-Identified Severe/Profound Hearing Loss”. She is currently the Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at The Shepherd Centre and is passionate about supporting research-based best practices for children, families and professionals in our field.

          Aleisha Davis

          Aleisha Davis

          Aleisha is General Manager of Clinical Programs and a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Aleisha joined The Shepherd Centre in 2003 after completing her Masters in Applied Linguistics at Cambridge University in the UK. Aleisha leads the Senior Clinical team to implement the programs across the centres, through the cross matrix multidisciplinary team of Listening & Spoken Language Specialists, Child & Family Counsellors and Researchers & Assessors. Aleisha is currently undertaking her PhD through Macquarie University and the Hearing CRC on Language Acquisition in Children’s Hearing Loss and is looking forward to this contributing to improved intervention technologies and strategies for progression, and an evidence base for parents to guide their decision making. Aleisha received the 2016 State Finalist Award for leadership in the 2016 NSW Business Chamber Awards. This prestigious award recognizes Aleisha’s leadership in the field of childhood hearing loss, particularly her strong work in research and clinical practice, reflecting her passionate commitment to providing the best outcomes for children and families living with hearing loss.

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