Neural basis of childhood speech and language disorders


Project Details

  • Neural basis of specific language impairment
  • Neural bases of childhood specific speech impairment
  • Neural bases of childhood apraxia of speech


  • Dr Georgie Columbus PhD, Post-doctoral research fellow
  • Dr Cristina Mei PhD, Post-doctoral research fellow
  • Katherine Sanchez, PhD Candidate
  • Lauren Pigdon, DPsych Candidate
  • Dr Merina Su, Post-doctoral research fellow UCL
  • Josefina Ihnen, Masters student, UCL
  • Paul Rees, Masters student, UCL


  • Prof Alan Connelly, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Dr Frederique Liegeois, University College London Institute of Child Health
  • Prof Gina Conti-Ramsden, University of Manchester
  • Prof Sheena Reilly, Griffith Menzies Allied Health Research Institute
  • Prof Kirrie Ballard, University of Sydney


  • ARC
  • NHMRC Hearing CRC
  • NHMRC CRE in Child Language
  • NHMRC Moving Ahead CRE in Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Collier Foundation
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Research Group

Neuroscience of Speech

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Audiology and Speech Pathology

Unit / Centre

Neuroscience of Speech

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