Megan McAuliffe

DeanMegan McAuliffe

Psychology 323
Internal Phone: 94549

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Professor McAuliffe leads the University of Canterbury Speech Production-Perception Research Laboratory (UC Speech Lab), is Deputy Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour (NZILBB) and leads the Language & Ageing Research Theme of the NZILBB.

UC Speech Lab aims to conduct research of scientific and theoretical significance with clear application to the clinical practice of speech-language therapy and audiology. We study the interaction between the speech signal and a listener’s perception of that signal. We are particularly interested in adverse listening conditions, and use both naturally (e.g., dysarthric) and artificially distorted speech signals to investigate our questions of interest.

Recent Publications

  • Eijk L., Fletcher A., McAuliffe M. and Janse E. (2020) The effects of word frequency and word probability on speech rhythm in Dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 63(9): 2833-2845. http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00389.
  • Wisler AA., Fletcher AR. and McAuliffe MJ. (2020) Predicting montreal cognitive assessment scores from measures of speech and language. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 63(6): 1752-1761. http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00183.
  • Fletcher A., McAuliffe M., Kerr S. and Sinex D. (2019) Effects of vocabulary and implicit linguistic knowledge on speech recognition in adverse listening conditions. American Journal of Audiology 28(3S): 742-755. http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJA-HEAL18-18-0169.
  • Fletcher AR., Risi RA., Wisler A. and McAuliffe MJ. (2019) Examining Listener Reaction Time in the Perceptual Assessment of Dysarthria. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 71(5-6): 297-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000499752.
  • Hsu SC., McAuliffe MJ., Lin P., Wu RM. and Levy ES. (2019) Acoustic and Perceptual Consequences of Speech Cues for Mandarin Speakers With Parkinson's Disease. American journal of speech-language pathology 28(2): 521-535. http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-18-0020.