Kelly is a conjoint research fellow for allied health at Griffith University & Gold Coast University Hospital. She researches in the area of paediatric dysphagia (feeding and swallowing difficulties) and acute care (tracheostomy and intensive care management). She is involved in a number of projects including investigating the use of telehealth to support speech pathologists training in paediatric videofluoroscopy, use of cervical auscultation to detect aspiration in children, feeding infants on high flow oxygen and oropharyngeal dysphagia in children with cerebral palsy or disability. Currently Kelly is also part of a research team using knowledge brokering to increase research capacity in allied health professionals across Gold Coast Health. She particularly supports paediatric allied health practitioners conduct clinical research in the hospital and community settings.
Kelly's google scholar list can be found here
Benfer, K. A., Weir, K., Bell, K. L., Nahar, B., Ware, R., Davies, P. S. W., & Boyd, R. N. (2016). Oropharyngeal dysphagia in children with cerebral palsy: comparisons between a high- and low-resource country. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1–10.
Benfer, K. A., Weir, K., Bell, K. L., Ware, R., Davies, P. S. W., & Boyd, R. N. (2016). Longitudinal Study of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Preschool Children with Cerebral Palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(4), 552–560.
Chang, A. B., Oppenheimer, J. J., Weinberger, M., Weir, K., Rubin, B. K., & Irwin, R. S. (2016). Use of management pathways or algorithms in children with chronic cough: Systematic Reviews. Chest, 149(1), 106–119.
Coleman, A., Fiori, S., Weir, K., Ware, R., & Boyd, R. N. (2016). Relationship between brain lesion characteristics and communication in preschool children with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 58, 55–64.
Frakking, T. T., Chang, A. B., O’Grady, K.-A. F., David, M. C., & Weir, K. (2016). Aspirating and Nonaspirating Swallow Sounds in Children: A Pilot Study. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 125(12), 1001–1009.
Frakking, T. T., Chang, A. B., O’Grady, K.-A. F., David, M. C., & Weir, K. (2016). Reliability for detecting oropharyngeal aspiration in children using cervical auscultation. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1–9.
Frakking, T. T., Chang, A. B., O’Grady, K.-A. F., David, M. C., Walker-Smith, K., & Weir, K. (2016). The Use of Cervical Auscultation to Predict Oropharyngeal Aspiration in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Dysphagia, 31(6), 738–748.
Frakking, T. T., Chang, A. B., O’Grady, K.-A. F., Yang, J., David, M. C., & Weir, K. (2016). Acoustic and Perceptual Profiles of Swallowing Sounds in Children: Normative Data for 4–36 Months from a Cross-Sectional Study Cohort. Dysphagia, 1–10.
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