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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 16/12/2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University, 30/04/1992
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours), University of Newcastle, 15/03/1999

Research

Research keywords

  • clinical linguistics
  • language and ageing
  • speech intelligibility
  • stuttering

Research expertise

Current research involves expolration of the effects of language on ageing.

Language use in older children who stutter with Dr Sally Hewat University of Newcastle..

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200499Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Speech Pathology Australia
  • Member - Stuttering and Linguistics Research Group

Awards

1999The Hunter Area Speech Pathologists’ Student Award
Hunter Area Speech Pathology (Australia)
For best performance in final year research.

Other

1999Dean’s Medal
University of Newcastle (Australia)
For performance in Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree

Research Award.

1999Health Sciences PhD Research Scholarship
University of Sydney (Australia)
PhD Research Scholarship

Invitations

Stuttering and language use in adults
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), United States (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Stuttering and language use in adults.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, United States (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Governance activities include coordination and administration of the Clinical Education Program for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Program.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Clinical processes
  • child language disorders
  • linguistics
  • professional development
  • stuttering
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, Spencer EL, 'Exploring the potential for corpus-based research in speech-language pathology', Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, Massachusetts 30-36 (2009) [B1]
2009Spencer EL, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'The effect of stuttering on communication: A preliminary investigation', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 23 473-488 (2009) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, Spencer EL, 'Exploring the potential for corpus-based research in speech-language pathology', Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, Massachusetts 30-36 (2009) [B1]

Journal article (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ferguson A, Spencer E, Craig H, Colyvas K, 'Propositional Idea Density in women's written language over the lifespan: Computerized analysis', Cortex, 55 107-121 (2014) [C1]
2014Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Hankey GJ, Flicker L, 'Propositional idea density in older men's written language: Findings from the HIMS study using computerised analysis.', Clin Linguist Phon, 1-17 (2014)
2013Unicomb R, Hewat S, Spencer E, Harrison E, 'Clinicians' management of young children with co-occurring stuttering and speech sound disorder', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 441-452 (2013) [C1]
2013Bryant L, Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Worrall L, 'Propositional Idea Density in aphasic discourse', Aphasiology, 27 992-1009 (2013) [C1]
2013Steel J, Ferguson A, Spencer E, Togher L, 'Speech pathologists' current practice with cognitive-communication assessment during post-traumatic amnesia: A survey', BRAIN INJURY, 27 819-830 (2013) [C1]
2012Spencer EL, Craig DH, Ferguson AJ, Colyvas KJ, 'Language and ageing - Exploring propositional density in written language - Stability over time', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 26 743-754 (2012) [C1]
2011Blake HL, Hewat SL, Spencer EL, 'Native speaker and non-native speaker communication during job interviews', Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, 14 171-178 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Sally Hewat

2011Davis L, Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, 'A case study on the communication of older adolescents', Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25 1044-1051 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Alison Ferguson

2009Spencer EL, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'The effect of stuttering on communication: A preliminary investigation', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 23 473-488 (2009) [C1]
2005Spencer E, Packman A, Onslow M, Ferguson AJ, 'A preliminary investigation of the impact of stuttering on language use', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 19 191-201 (2005) [C1]
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Conference (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, 'Language and life stages', Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$40,558

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2013 (2 grants)

ERF Teaching Relief - Spencer$24,122
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Spencer, Associate Professor Roger Markwick
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,12220132013
GNo:G1201021

Language and Ageing: Mapping language change with age$7,470
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Spencer, Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Hugh Craig
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,47020132013
GNo:G1200959

2010 (1 grants)

Exploring corpus-based methodology for the study of language variation$7,430
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Spencer
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,43020102010
GNo:G1000943

2008 (1 grants)

2008 Joint New Zealand Speech-language Therapists Association/Speech Pathology Australia Conference Reflecting Connections, SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, 25/5/2008 - 29/5/2008$1,536
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Elizabeth Spencer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,53620082008
GNo:G0188659
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Speech Pathology)Co-SupervisorInformation Content of Language Used by People with Aphasia
20142018PhD (Speech Pathology)Co-SupervisorChildren with Autism and Their Engagement and Interaction with Visual Supports in Early Intervention Settings: A Sociotechnical Investigation of Mobile Technologies for Communication
20112015PhD (Speech Pathology)Co-SupervisorStuttering and Speech Sound Disorders
20102014PhD (Speech Pathology)Co-SupervisorSpeech Pathology Assessment of Cognitive Communication during Post-Traumatic Amnesia
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Dr Elizabeth Spencer

Work Phone(02) 4921 5161
Fax(02) 4921 7386
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSpeech Pathology
Office
GP2-21,
General Purpose,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/elizabeth-spencer