Postdoctoral Research Associate

Speech Neuroscience Lab, Boston University

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Boston University. My research investigates the sensorimotor control of speech in acquired motor speech disorders with a view to expanding the evidence-based treatment options available to these populations.

At the Speech Neuroscience Laboratory, I am examining the neural correlates of auditory and somatosensory feedback control in speech production in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease using functional brain-imaging methods. This line of research has implications for our understanding of both normal and disordered speech motor control, and has the potential to guide future directions of speech rehabilitation research in Parkinson’s Disease.

Outside of the lab, I am 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