Tara Dowds graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology. In 2002 she came to Ireland and began working as a Speech and Language Therapist and in 2007 she joined the Practice Education Team as a Practice Tutor. She completed a postgradua te module in the UCC Advanced Healthcare Programme in 2007. Tara is also a registered nurse who graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Distinction) from Queensland University of Technology in 1994. She is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.
Practice Tutor, Health Service Executive, 2007 - current
Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Health Service Executive, 2004 - current
Speech and Language Pathologist, Queensland Health, 2003 - 2004
Speech and Language Therapist, Southern Health Board, 2002 - 2003
Registered Nurse, Queensland Health, 1995 - 2002
Tara has participated in clinical tutorials throughout the year with second, third and fourth year students. She also co-presents the preparatory lecture for clinical placement in SL2008.