IALP 2022 Local Organsing Committee

The organising committee for 32nd IALP Congress in 2022 are proudly hosted by two regional affiliated societies of IALP.

The local organising committee for IALP 2022  are delighted to be a part of the planning and creating a unique event and memorable experience for delegates in Auckland.

Committee Chairs

Philippa Friary

Philippa Friary

Conference Chair

The University of Auckland

About Philippa

Philippa Friary is the Director of Clinical Education for the Speech Science programme at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Philippa has research and teaching interests in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, clinical education and professional supervision.  Currently this involves; large scale projects with local hospitals, interprofessional student clinics and simulation, and co-design of projects with clients and students.

Philippa stood down from the role of President of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association in 2018.  Prior to this role she held the Professional Development Portfolio for three years.  These portfolios have given her the opportunity to facilitate national conferences and symposiums with international keynotes, set up e-learning opportunities for members and create a network of Expert Advisors across New Zealand.  In addition to these roles she is the facilitator for the Aotearoa Interprofessional Education Network which launched in August 2013 (ICAN).

Karen Pullar

Karen Pullar

Conference Vice-Chair

Private Practice / NZAS

About Karen

Karen Pullar is a clinical audiologist in private practice who specialises in aural rehabilitation with adults and children with APD.  She has worked in both the public and the private sector in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, France, America and the United Kingdom, since 1981. As well as her extensive clinical experience, Karen has held a number of audiology, marketing and management positions with Oticon developing a broad international commercial acumen. Karen uses her extensive knowledge, experience and passion for audiology to make a positive difference to the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS): Executive Council 1990-2 as Secretary/Treasurer and 2015-9 including as President 2016-7; examiner; member of the Standards, PAR and Conference Committees. Karen is also active in other professional and community organisations including the Hearing Instrument and Manufactures Distributors Association (HIMADA) as Chairperson; National Foundation for the Deaf; The Hearing Association; Secretary of the Oticon Foundation in New Zealand; and Honorary Consul-General for the Royal Danish Consulate-General, Wellington.

Anna Miles

Anna Miles

Scientific Chair

The University of Auckland

About Anna

Dr Anna Miles  is a senior lecturer at The University of Auckland. She is a researcher, lecturer and clinician in the area of voice and swallowing disorders. She is the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association Clinical Expert in Adult Dysphagia. Dr Miles is Editor in Chief of Speech Language & Hearing Journal as well as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Dr Miles has extensive conference experience and has acted as Scientific Chair for NZSTA and has been on the Scientific Abstract Committee for NZSTA, SPA, ESSD, LSA and DRS.

Holly Teagle

Holly Teagle

Scientific Vice-Chair

The University of Auckland

About Holly

Holly FB Teagle, AuD is a clinical audiologist who has provided patient care and collaborated in clinical research since 1985. She completed a masters in Audiology at the University of Iowa in 1985 and a clinical doctorate (AuD) at the University of Florida in 2005.

Holly has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, authored 13 chapters for academic textbooks or conference proceedings and has presented at local, national and international conferences on many occasions. She has served on the executive board of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) and is the international representative on the American Speech Language Hearing (ASHA) Audiology Advisory Council.

Currently, Holly is an Associate Professor in Audiology at the University of Auckland and is the Clinical Director of Audiology and Habilitation at The Hearing House in Auckland.  She provides classroom instruction for graduate Audiology students, supervises research projects, and oversees The Hearing House clinical team. Research interests include cochlear implant outcomes, focusing on device efficacy and clinical management issues.

General Local Organising Committee Members

Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan

Committee Member

The New Zealand Audiological Society

About Helen

Helen Sullivan is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Audiological Society (2016 to present). With a background in community psychology and community development Helen has largely worked within the not for profit sector in coordination and management roles. In her spare time Helen is the Chair of the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network – a sexual violence prevention organisation she helped to found in 2005.

Annette Rotherham

Annette Rotherham

Committee Member

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association

About Annette

Annette Rotherham is a speech-language Therapist who has worked mainly in health and stroke rehabilitation. Annette is the current President of the New Zealand Speech-language therapists’ Association NZSTA . Annette has been involved in the International Communication Project since 2014 and was part of the team that bid for New Zealand to host IALP2022 at the IALP Dublin 2016 congress. Advocacy and bringing the consumer voice to forefront of clinical practice and research are priorities for Annette in her roles in the profession of Speech-language Therapy. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of Aphasia and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs).

Rukingi Haupapa

Rukingi Haupapa

Kaumātua for IALP 2022

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association

About Rukingi

Rukingi Haupapa is Kaumātua of the NZSTA. His role is to assist the speech-language therapy profession in providing a culturally safe and equitable service. Suffering a stroke in 2005 led Rukingi back to tertiary education to identify his new future.

In 2007 he completed his Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), and then accomplished his Master of Indigenous Studies in 2014. Rukingi is now in the final year of his doctorate research which is focused on stroke in Te Puku o Te Ika (Māori social groups in the centre of the North Island).

When he isn’t working, Rukingi spends most of his time around his whānau (wife Cathy, four daughters and seven mokopuna – with the eighth on the way) and at his marae where he lives in Ohinemutu village, Rotorua.

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