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 30 years in the area of stuttering as a clinician, teacher and researcher. One of her current interests is theories of the cause of stuttering. From January 2010 she will be Associate Editor for Fluency for the journal Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.

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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 has many years clinical 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
Robyn Lowe is a speech pathologist and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney. Her research interests include exploring information processing biases and anxiety maintenance with adults who stutter. The background to this research is drawn from contemporary cognitive theories of social phobia based within behavioural psychology. Robyn’s work also focuses on increasing access to stuttering treatment using telehealth. A part of this work includes her involvement in the development of online treatments.

Telephone: +61 2 9351 9064
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 Lisa Iverach

Dr Lisa Iverach
Lisa Iverach is a 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 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 trainer. 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 currently National Professional Practice Education Coordinator (Speech Pathology) at the Australian Catholic University.

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Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh

Dr Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh
Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh is a 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 College in Antwerp (Belgium).

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