Dr Sharon Millard is a Speech and Language Therapist and the Research Lead at the Michael Palin Centre in London, where she has worked since 1995. She has been involved in the development of a range of therapy packages offered and has conducted a number of studies exploring the effectiveness of interventions provided. She has published both clinical and research papers, presents regularly at international conferences, and is the Co-Chair of the Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Sharon has recently started at City University as a lecturer and clinical tutor, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders.
Corinne has extensive clinical experience in the field of stuttering, using a wide range of approaches to therapy with a commitment to evidence based practice. Based in London, she is the head of a children’s speech therapy team where she has established a specialist stuttering team, works part time at City Lit, a national centre of excellence for stuttering therapy for adults and is a clinical tutor at City University. Corinne is active in training and supervising other clinicians and is a UK member of the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium.
Jane Harley is a Clinical Lead at the Michael Palin Centre, London, where she has worked since 1993 with children, young people and adults who stutter. Jane has a Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy from the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, U.K., and an MSc in Psychological Counselling. She has a special interest in the use of CBT in the treatment of stuttering.
Jane has authored, and co-authored clinical and research publications. Her research interests include the effectiveness of therapy with adolescents and school aged children who stutter. Jane regularly teaches on the Michael Palin Centre teaching programme.
Kylie Smith is a speech pathologist and a third year doctoral student at the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Her thesis is examining anxiety of school age children who stutter. Kylie works in a specialist private practise, is a Lidcombe Program trainer and convenor of the Victorian branch of the Stuttering Special Interest Group.
Barry Guitar is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and M.S. from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
He is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a recipient of the Malcolm Fraser Award from the Special Interest Division on Fluency.
His research has been supported by National Institutes of Health. In addition to numerous articles, he has published three books on stuttering:. His current research involves treatment of stuttering with preschool children, and specifically aims to determine how to predict treatment outcome and how to improve treatment.
Lisa is a Research Fellow at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, University of Sydney, and an Honorary Associate at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University. She recently completed an NHMRC-funded Early Career Fellowship at the Centre for Emotional Health, where she conducted a study investigating the psychological impact of stuttering in childhood. Lisa’s 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 those disorders on speech treatment outcomes.
Dr Cheryl Andrews has worked as a specialist in stuttering treatment with pre-schoolers and school-age children as well as adults for 30 years. Originally from the USA, she has worked in Australia for the past 36 years at the University of Sydney, the Stuttering Unit, South Western Sydney Area Health Service and private practice. Her work includes clinical research, lecturing, and treatment.
Dr 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.
Associate Professor 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 and the editor of Australia's national CBT scientific journal, Behaviour Change.
Dr 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.