Dr Brooke-Mai Whelan

Senior Lecturer

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56087


Brooke-Mai is a Lecturer in Speech Pathology and a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist. Her research interests include the rehabilitation of motor speech disorders, brain mechanisms underpinning speech recovery, and the application of telerehabilitation to improve access to speech pathology services.

Research Interests

  • Dysarthria rehabilitation
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Brain mechanisms underpinning motor speech recovery
  • Core Outcome Set development
  • Automatic Speech Recognition Systems
  • Speech biomarkers of neurodegenerative disease progression and treatment responsiveness.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Whelan, Brooke-Mai, Rietdijk, Rachael, Theodoros, Deborah and Hill, Annie J. (2021). Be clear online – a telepractice application for dysarthria rehabilitation. Clinical cases in dysarthria. (pp. 72-92) edited by Margaret Walshe and Nick Miller. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003172536-6

  • Whelan, Brooke-Mai (2011). Assessment and treatment of cognitive-linguistic disorder in Parkinson disease. Communication and swallowing in Parkinson disease. (pp. 179-198) edited by Deborah Theodoros and Lorraine Ramig. San Diego, CA,USA: Plural Publishing.

  • Hancock, Adrienne, LaPointe, Leonard and Whelan, Brooke-Mai (2011). Cognitive-linguistic disorder in Parkinson's disease. Communication and swallowing disorders in Parkinson's disease. (pp. 123-178) edited by Deborah Theodoros and Lorraine Ramig. San Diego, CA United States: Plural Publishers.

  • Whelan, B. and Murdoch, B. E. (2009). Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders. (pp. 383-384) edited by M. R. McNeil. New York, N. Y.: Thieme Medical Publishers.

  • Murdoch, B. E. and Whelan, B. (2009). Vascular dementia. Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders. (pp. 401-403) edited by Malcolm R. McNeil. New York, N. Y.: Thieme Medical Publishers.

  • Murdoch, B. E. and Whelan, B. (2007). Assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders in TBI. Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice. (pp. 865-886) edited by Zasler, N. D., Katz, D. I. and Zafonte, R. D.. New York: Demos Medical Publishing.

  • Murdoch, B. E., Whelan, B., Theodoros, D. G. and Silburn, P. (2003). Subcortical aphasia: Evidence from stereotactic surgical lesions. The Sciences of Aphasia: From Therapy to Theory. (pp. 65-92) edited by I. Papathanasiou and R. de Bleser. UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-008044073-6/50006-7

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.