About Dr Cate Madill

Previous research has investigated the impact of manipulating different laryngeal structures on the sound of the voice and listener attributions of the speaker. She has also investigated treatments used in Australia by Speech Pathologists in the management of children with vocal nodules and adults with functional voice disorders. Current research includes identification of the vocal characteristics of radio broadcasters, investigation of the impact of lung volume on voice onset, voice outcomes after laser resection of early glottic cancer and the development and implementation of a PML Pre-practice Framework in both clinical and teaching contexts.

Cate Madill is the Director of the Voice Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She conducts experimental and applied clinical research into the mechanism and processes that change the voice. This includes investigation of specific vocal cue and response paradigms and efficacy of voice training and therapy elements in the context of training professional voice users and assessment and treatment of people with voice disorders. This includes investigation into the principles of motor learning (PML) as they apply to learning voice motor tasks, and identification of optimal vocal function to improve effectiveness of treatment and training programs. Her research involves use of the latest voice measurement equipment including high-speed larygoscopy, ultrasound, respiratory, electrophysiology and acoustic measurement and psychoacoustic evaluation

Selected publications

  • Madill, C., McCabe, P. (2013). Analysis of professional voice users in the clinical setting. In Edwin M.-L. Yiu (Eds.), International Perspectives on Voice Disorders, (pp. 183-190). Toronto: Multilingual Matters.
  • Chan, A., McCabe, P., Madill, C. (2013). The Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in The Management of Functional Voice Disorders in Adults: A National Survey of Speech Language Pathologists. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 15(3), 334-344.
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P., Heard, R., Eastwood, C., Yiu, E. (2012). Acoustic and High-Speed Laryngoscopic Analysis of Good and Not Good Voices on Radio. Australian Voice Association Satellite Conference.
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P., Heard, R., Wang, G., Yiu, E. (2012). Acoustic Predictors of Good Voice Quality for Radio. Australian Voice Association Satellite Conference.
  • Chan, A., McCabe, P., Madill, C. (2012). Clinician choices, therapeutic paradigms and clinical reasoning in the treatment of functional voice disorders: are we treating the symptoms and not the disorder? Australian Voice Association Satellite Conference.
  • McCabe, P., Madill, C., McIlwaine, A., Russell, R. (2012). Development of a framework for evaluating the pre-practice component motor learning in therapy. Motor Speech Conference.
  • Eastwood, C., McCabe, P., Warhurst, S., Heard, R., Madill, C. (2012). Doing no harm – are we aware of the side effects of voice therapy? Australian Voice Association Satellite Conference.
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P., Heard, R., Yiu, E. (2012). Good Voice Quality for Radio: Can it be perceived and measured? Hong Kong Speech, Language and Hearing Symposium.
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P., Heard, R. (2012). Objective Measurement of Voice: An update on evidence-based measures and Australian normative data. 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P., Yiu, E. (2012). The Acoustic Features of Radio Performers' Voices and Why Perceptual Analysis is Still the Gold Standard. Voice Foundation 41st Annual Symposium (Care of the Professional Voice). Plural Publishing.
  • Madill, C., Warhurst, S., Curotta, J., Tzannes, G., Osland, K. (2012). The Paediatric Speech Pathology Voice Clinic - a new model of service delivery. Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference.
  • Madill, C., McCabe, P. (2012). The Use of Evidence Based Practice to Manage Functional Voice Disorders (With or Without Organic Change) In Adults: A National Survey of Speech Language Pathologists. Voice Foundation 41st Annual Symposium (Care of the Professional Voice). Plural Publishing.
  • Chan, A., Madill, C., McCabe, P. (2012). The use of evidence based practice to manage functional voice disorders (with or without organic change) in adults: A national survey of speech pathologists. 2012 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P., Heard, R., Yiu, E. (2012). The Vocal Clarity of Female Speech-Language Pathology Students: An Exploratory Study. The Journal of Voice, 26(1), 63-68.
  • Blyth, K., McCabe, P., Ballard, K., Madill, C., Clark, J. (2012). Tongue and floor of mouth cancer surgery: 5 year file audit of treatment, rehabilitation and functional outcomes. Australia and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society Annual Scientific Meeting.