Professor Pamela Snow

Professor Pamela SnowProfessor Pamela Snow

Head of the La Trobe Rural Health School

College of Science, Health and Engineering
La Trobe Rural Health School


Brief profile

Pamela is a registered psychologist, having qualified originally in speech pathology. Her research has been funded by nationally competitive schemes such as the ARC Discovery Program, ARC Linkage Program, and the Criminology Research Council, and spans various aspects of risk in childhood and adolescence, in particular:

  • the oral language skills of high-risk young people (youth offenders and those in the state care system), and the role of oral language competence as an academic and mental health protective factor in childhood and adolescence;
  • applying evidence in the language-to-literacy transition in the early years of school;
  • linguistic aspects of investigative interviewing with children / adolescents as witnesses, suspects, victims in criminal investigations;

Pamela has research links with the education, welfare and justice sectors, and her research has been published in a wide range of international journals. She is frequently called upon to address education, health, welfare, and forensic audiences.  She is a Fellow of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia and is a past Victorian State Chair of the Australian Psychological Society. She has over 120 publications, comprising refereed papers, book chapters, monographs and research reports. Pamela is a member of the Deakin University Centre for Investigative Interviewing –

Pamela’s Twitter handle is @PamelaSnow2 and her blog The Snow Report can be found at

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