PhD Student Endeavour Research Fellowship success
24 November 2011
PhD student Samantha Warhurst has been selected to receive a 2012 Endeavour Research Fellowship to commence a four month study program in Hong Kong.
Samantha's doctoral research examines the characteristics of radio presenters' voices, and what differentiates them qualitatively and quantitatively from those of normal, untrained voices. This research will lead to more specific knowledge about the characteristics of radio voices, with a view to improving clinical management and vocal training for this population.
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have developed a computer program called the High Speed Video Program (HSVP). This program has the capacity to objectively analyse high-speed laryngoscopy, a new technology that allows vocal fold vibration to be viewed in detail, by collecting up to 4000 frames per second. The aim of Samantha's visit to HKU is to train in the use of HSVP, develop and publish her research in collaboration with HKU's Voice Research Laboratory, and discuss future opportunities for partnership between the University of Sydney and HKU.
The Endeavour Research Fellowship is an internationally competitive, merit -based scholarship program providing opportunities to undertake study, research and professional development abroad. Securing the Fellowship is a tremendous accolade, and we wish Samantha well in pursuing this exciting opportunity.