Megan McAuliffe

DeanMegan McAuliffe

Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School
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

  • Cook KJ., Messick C. and McAuliffe MJ. (2022) Written reflective practice abilities of SLT students across the degree programme. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
  • Hsu SC., Jiao Y., Berisha V., Cheng SJ., Levy ES., McAuliffe MJ., Lin P. and Wu RM. (2022) The Effects of Intensive Voice Treatment in Mandarin Speakers With Parkinson’s Disease: Acoustic and Perceptual Findings. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 31(3): 1354-1357.
  • Kyaw TA., Fok C., Teh R., Tin ST., Williams E., McAuliffe M. and Searchfield GD. (2022) Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on social support status among older New Zealanders with hearing impairment. Speech, Language and Hearing 25(2): 257-267.
  • Spronken-Smith RA., Brown K., Cameron C., McAuliffe MJ., Riley T. and Weaver CK. (2022) COVID-19 impacts on early career trajectories and mobility of doctoral graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand. Higher Education Research and Development
  • Fletcher A. and McAuliffe M. (2021) Comparing lexical cues in listener processing of dysarthria and speech in noise. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 30(3s): 1572-1579.