Interest in developmental and acquired communication disorders in children and the development of screening tools to identify early which children are most vulnerable to language difficulties
Dr Lewis is an early career researcher with an interest in both developmental and acquired disorders of communication. Her PhD, undertaken at the University of Queenland, examined how best to conceptualise autism spectrum disorder through an examination of language skills associated with the presentation. Earlier, her Honours research investigated language associated with Parkinson's disease. She joined the Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research in 2008. Her current research interests encompass behavioural and neurophysiological investigations of language skill development following cancer treatments, acquired brain injury, and metabolic disorders such as galactosaemia.
Dr Lewis is co-leader of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences' "Healthy Start to Life" Research Theme.