Researchers

Associate Professor Ann Packman


Associate Professor Ann Packman
Ann Packman is Principal Research Fellow at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. She has worked for more than 35 years in the area of stuttering, as a clinician, teacher and researcher. She has published over 150 papers in professional journals and is co-author of a book on causal theory in stuttering. She has served two 3-year terms as Associate Editor for Fluency with journals of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and in 2014 she was joint recipient, with Prof. Mark Onslow, of that association’s Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publication.

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Associate Professor Ross Menzies


Associate Professor Ross Menzies
Ross Menzies is a clinical psychologist with an interest in the origins and management of anxiety. He has developed cognitive behaviour therapy packages for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders and published theories of the origins of phobias. He is currently the Director of the Anxiety Clinic at The University of Sydney.

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Dr Sue O


Dr Sue O'Brian
Sue O’Brian is Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. She is a speech pathologist with many years clinical and research experience with adults and children who stutter. Her particular interests involve the measurement of stuttering, and research and training in the Camperdown Program for adults who stutter.

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Dr Robyn Lowe


Dr Robyn Lowe
Dr Robyn Lowe is a speech pathologist and researcher at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney. Dr Lowe’s work is focused on increasing access to speech and anxiety treatments for people who stutter. She is involved in the development and evaluation of telepractice and Internet speech and anxiety treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults who stutter. Dr Lowe’s research interests include exploring the psychological aspects associated with stuttering and the impact on the long term maintenance of speech treatment benefits. This involves the investigation of information processing biases and anxiety maintenance with those who stutter.

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 Lisa Iverach


Dr Lisa Iverach
Lisa Iverach is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, and an Honorary Associate at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University. She has a background in psychology, and has worked for several years as a counsellor in corporate and community settings. Her research seeks to understand the relationship between stuttering and anxiety, with particular focus on the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders among those who stutter, and the impact of these disorders on speech treatment outcomes.

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Research Affiliates


Dr Simone Arnott

Dr Simone Arnott
Simone Arnott is a Honorary Research Affiliate of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. She has extensive experience as a speech pathologist and clinical educator in the area of stuttering and is a Lidcombe Program Consortium Member. She completed her PhD in group delivery of the Lidcombe Program and has a special interest in the translation of stuttering research into clinical settings. She is the Deputy Head of Allied Health (Melbourne) and National Professional Practice Coordinator (Speech Pathology) at the Australian Catholic University.

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Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh

Dr Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh
Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh is a Honorary Research Affiliate of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. She developed the Internet-based Lidcombe Program Training for her PhD and was involved in the further development of the program. Sabine specialises in stuttering, but has treated children and adolescents with a variety of speech and language disorders for many years. She is a member of the Lidcombe Program Consortium. She is currently Coordinator of Research and Bachelor Student Research at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Antwerp (Belgium).

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Dr Brenda Carey

Dr Brenda Carey
Brenda Carey is a Honorary Research Affiliate of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. She is the Director of a private Stuttering Treatment Centre in Melbourne, and a clinical educator in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University. Brenda completed her doctoral studies at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. Her primary research interest is telepractice delivery of stuttering treatments. She is a Lidcombe Program and Camperdown Program Consortium Member and in addition to presenting consortia workshops in Australia has presented in Singapore, Japan, Canada and Israel.

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