Area of Expertise
- Motor speech disorders in adults and children
- Typical speech production across the life span
- Speech development in multilingual children
- Acoustic analyses for the assessment of motor speech disorders
Prize And Awards
My research focuses on motor speech disorders in children and adults. I am interested in understanding the underlying nature of their speech problems, how these problems manifest, and how current treatment approaches target these difficulties. I harness the power of detailed acoustic analyses to aid the understanding of these aspects. My goal is to undertake research that advances our theoretical understanding of speech disorders and drives clinical practices, which can improve well-being, social and communicative participation for those affected by motor speech disorders.
While my main focus is on describing patterns of disordered speech, I am also interested in exploring speech processes in typical speech across the life span, with a particular focus on determining variability in typical speech patterns and what these can tell us about disordered speech.
PhD and MPhil students
- Amy Smith, PhD candidate: Measuring Variability in Child Speech Using Instrumental Articulatory Techniques
- Laura Manderson, PhD candidate: Ageing and communication: Understanding the roles of cognition, speech production, and social participation
- Nameeka Shahid, PhD candidate: Impact of dysarthria in a Pakistani cultural context
- Manali Sharma, MPhil candidate: Comprehension and Production of passive constructions in bilingual aphasia (Hindi and English)
- Charya Jayasri Udara Bandara Kapurupastha Bandarage, MPhil candidate: Quantifying undifferentiated lingual gestures of children with velar fronting problem using ultrasound tongue imaging
I am happy to supervise students with research interests involving any area of motor speech disorders.