Professor Bruce Murdoch is the Director of the Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research at The University of Queensland
Professor Murdoch is an internationally recognised authority on acquired speech and language disorders of neurological origin in both adults and children. He has published 13 books and in excess of 370 articles in high impact refereed international journals in the area of motor speech and language disorders associated with a variety of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors and multiple sclerosis. Professor Murdoch has also contributed in excess of 70 invited chapters to books edited by other internationally recognised researchers. He has held the position of visiting professor at several institutions in the USA and Europe, including Arizona State University, Florida State University, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Reading and the University of Gothenburg. Currently he holds the position of Visiting Research Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He was the Foundation President of the Asia-Pacific Society for the Study of Speech, Language and Hearing from 2000-2004, and Vice-President of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics from 2001-2004. Since August 2010, Professor Murdoch has been an elected board member and Secretary of the IALP and is Chair of the Motor Speech Disorders Committee of IALP.
Professor Murdoch is also the Director of the Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research at the University of Queensland. He established the Centre in the early 1990’s and since that time, under his direction, it has become internationally recognised as a one of the most productive and influential research centres of its type world-wide. The research centre attracts numerous international visitors each year and has been influential in establishing the importance of physiologically based techniques in the assessment and treatment of neurologically based communication deficits. The centre is also the leading Australian institution for the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of brain-based speech and language disorders. The centre has received in the region of six million dollars in research grants since its formation from a range of prestigious national and international funding agencies.
Professor Murdoch is in high demand as a guest speaker at international conferences, having in recent years presented invited plenary addresses at international conferences in Canada, USA, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was the first Australian speech scientist to be invited to present a keynote address to the prestigious American Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences on the topic of “Speech disorders associated with traumatic brain injury”. In recent years he has conducted a number of workshops on neurogenic speech/language disorders in Brazil, Sweden, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Professor Murdoch is an invited member of the editorial board of 10 key international journals in his field and an editorial consultant to 20 other international journals.
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