About Hilary Dent

Speech Pathologist

Hilary completed a BSc and MA in Linguistics before qualifying as a Speech Pathologist in the UK.

Whilst in the UK, she worked with pre-school and school-aged children in a variety of settings, including community clinics, mainstream schools and a specialist school for children with specific speech and language disorders. Hilary liaised closely with a range of other professionals, such as teachers, care staff and ENT Consultants.

Hilary also held a research fellow position on a three-year clinic trial study and subsequently was involved in clinical tutoring and teaching of Speech Pathology students at the University of Reading and University College London.

Since her move to Australia, Hilary has bee employed predominately in hospital settings, promoting safe and positive feeding patterns in neonates and infants and effective communication in toddlers. In her current position at the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital, she is a member of a multidisciplinary team which manages patients who have acquired brain injuries or neurodevelopmental disorders such as Cerebral Palsy.

Hilary’s passion in her work is collaborating with her Allied Health colleagues to achieve best outcomes for her clients.