Dr. Debbie Phyland
Debbie Phyland is a voice consultant and speech pathologist having primarily worked for the past 30 years in acute hospital settings, part-time lecturing at Latrobe, Melbourne and James Cook Universities and running her private voice practice, Voice Medicine Australia.
Debbie is also a music theatre singer-performer combining her love of performance with her speech pathology career, bringing voice medicine to the performing arts. In 2002, she was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to the USA and Europe to study laryngology in relation to singers.
As well as heading up the VMA team, Debbie is a co-founder and partner of the multi-disciplinary clinic The Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre. She also currently works part-time as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the ENT Head and Neck Department of Monash Health. Along with Fellowship category (2014), Debbie has been honored with the prestigious Speech Pathology Australia Association’s Elinor Wray Award (2010) for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Profession’ and an Australian Voice Association Award for ‘Outstanding contribution to the Australian voice community’ (2014).