The Department of Communication Disorders serves New Zealand and the world through excellence and innovation in scholarship, teaching and public service. With a burgeoning post-graduate programme and new doctoral-level faculty in diverse areas of the profession, our research profile is rapidly expanding.
For detailed information about the research of individuals, research groups, projects and disciplines, see the Department of Communication Disorders' section of the UC SPARK website.
Research centres and laboratories
- University of Canterbury Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory
- Speech Production - Perception Lab
- Child Language Centre | Te Reo o te Tamaiti
- Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery
- New Zealand Brain Research Institute
Resources and guidelines
Ethics applications involving research conducted by staff and students in the Department of Communication Disorders are normally vetted by one of two research ethics committees. Students should consult with their project supervisor about which committee is relevant for their project.
All research in the Department of Communication Disorders should be directed to the relevant University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee (unless the research involves an educational setting).
In addition, most research in the areas of health or disability is required by law to be reviewed by the Ministry of Health’s Health and Disability Ethics Committees (HDECs). Your study is likely to require HDEC review if it involves: i) human participants recruited in their capacity as consumers of health or disability support services, relatives or caregivers of such consumers, volunteers in clinical trials; ii) human tissue; or iii) health information.
Applications for low risk research studies
Some types of Masters or undergraduate-level research may be considered “low-risk” if it meets certain criteria. Find out more.
The following phrases may be used on consent forms to enable subjects to request an interpreter.
|English||I wish to have an interpreter||Yes||No|
|Māori||E hiahia ana ahau ki tetahi kaiwhakamaori/kaiwhaka pakeha korero||Ae||Kao|
|Samoan||Ou te manaó ia I ai se faámatala upu.||Ioe||Leai|
|Tongan||Oku ou fiema'u ha fakatonulea.||Ioe||Ikai|
|Cook Islands||Ka inangaro au I tetai tangata uri reo.||Ae||Kare|
|Niuean||Fia manako au ke fakaaoga e taha tagata fakahokohoko kupu.||E||Nakai|
|Korean||통역이 필요 하세요?||네||아니오|
Our staff research interests
are outlined on UC Spark