Dr Elizabeth Spencer
2005 Doctor in Philosophy (Speech Pathology), Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney
1999 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours Class 1), The University of Newcastle
1992 Bachelor of Arts (Major: Linguistics), Macquarie University
Language use in older children who stutter with Dr Sally Hewat and Associate Professor Alison Ferguson, University of Newcastle, Dr Elisabeth Harrison, Macquarie University.
Partner strategies when communicating with people with communication difficulties. Role: Research Associate. Chief investigator: Associate Professor Alison Ferguson, University of Newcastle.
Refereed Journal Articles
Spencer, E. (forthcoming). The effect of stuttering on communication: A preliminary investigation. Target journal: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.
Spencer, E., Packman, A. Onslow M. & Ferguson, A. (2005). A preliminary investigation of the impact of stuttering on language use. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 19(3), 191-201
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Spencer, E., Packman, A. Onslow M. & Ferguson, A. (2003). Language use and stuttering: Changing the analytical lens. C. Williams & S. Leitao (Eds), Nature, nurture and knowledge: Proceedings of the 2003 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, (pp. 149-162) Melbourne: Speech Pathology Australia.
Spencer, E. (2006) Stuttering and language use in adults. American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Miami Beach, 16-18 November. Invited panel presentation: Alternative research methods in stuttering.
Spencer, E. (2006). An investigation into how adults who stutter use language. American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Miami Beach, 16-18 November. Invited poster presentation.
Armstrong, E. Ferguson, A., Hand, L., Mortensen, L., Sherratt, S., Spencer, E., Thomson, J., & Togher, L. (2005).
Clinical analysis – pushing the boundaries. International Systemic Functional Congress, Sydney, July 17-22. Invited Colloquium.
Armstrong, E., Ferguson, A., Mortensen, L., Togher, L., Mathers, M., Spencer, E., Rigaudeau-McKenna, B., Grant, S., & Hand, L. (2001). Language disorder: A window to language organisation, the brain and learning how to mean. Invited Plenary – Language, Brain and Culture Conference, Sydney, December.
Spencer, E., Packman, A. Onslow M. & Ferguson, A. (2003). Impact of stuttering on language: An exploration of interpersonal resources. International Fluency Association 4th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, Montreal, Canada, 11-15 August.
Spencer, E., Packman, A. Onslow M. & Ferguson, A. (2003). Language use and stuttering: Changing the analytical lens. The 2003 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 4-8 May.
Spencer, E., Packman, A. Onslow M. & Ferguson, A. (2002). Linguistic complexity and stuttering: A sociolinguistic perspective. International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association Conference, Hong Kong, 1-4 May.
Spencer, E. (2001). Linguistic complexity and stuttering: Two case studies. Presentation to Australian Stuttering Research Centre Seminar, University of Sydney, August.
Spencer, E. (2001). The application of Systemic Functional Linguistics to the study of stuttering: Preliminary findings from two case studies. Presentation to the Clinical Linguistics Research Group, Terrigal, September.
Spencer, E.L. & Ferguson, A. (1999). The application of generic structure potential analysis to describe situational variability in stuttering. The Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Sydney 17-21 May.
2003-2005 ACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing Speech Pathology Australia.
- Child language disorders
- Clinical education
- Clinical linguistics
- Stuttering and related disorders of fluency
Membership of Societies and Professional Bodies
Membership of Speech Pathology Australia Association.
Member of the Clinical Linguistics Research Group
Member of the Stuttering and Linguistics Research Group.