Postdoctoral Research Associate

Speech Neuroscience Lab, Boston University

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Guenther Speech Neuroscience Laboratory at Boston University. My research investigates the sensorimotor control of speech in individuals with and without acquired motor speech disorders. I conduct both basic science and clinical research that capitalizes on my expertise in behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational modeling methods. The long-term goal of my work is to expand the evidence-based speech therapy options available to those living with neurological disorders.

I am also a co-founder of CSDisseminate — a grassroots initiative aimed at promoting the culture of self‑archiving legal versions of research manuscripts in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). You can read more about the initiative and how to get involved at www.CSDisseminate.com.

Interests

  • Speech motor control
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Speech kinematics
  • Neuroimaging

Education

  • PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, 2018

    University of Toronto

  • BSc in Speech and Language Therapy, 2011

    University College Cork

Teaching

Course Instructor

To date, I have taught two courses to clinical MSc. students of Speech-Language Pathology:

  • Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Boston University)
  • Principles of Clinical Practice (University of Toronto)

Guest Lecturer

I have also guest lectured in a number of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences programs — from undergraduate to Ph.D. level:

  • Neural Control of Speech (Boston University)
  • Neuromotor Speech Disorders (Massachusetts General Hospital - Institute of Health Professions)
  • Motor Speech Disorders (University of Toronto)
  • Articulation and Related Disorders (University of Toronto)
  • Research in Speech-Language Pathology (University of Toronto)
  • Advanced Principles of Clinical Practice (University of Toronto)
  • Linguistics in the Workforce: Clinical Practice and Research (University of Toronto)
  • Adult Language Disorders (University of Toronto)

Contact

  • Boston, MA