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Dr Elisabeth (Liz) Harrison

BAppSc SpPath USyd, PhD USyd.

Associate Investigator

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Office : C5A 515
Phone : +61 2 9850 6716
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External Address

Department of Linguistics
Macquarie University

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2015) "Phonetics laboratory research facilities." Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, E., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Biedermann, B., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., & Tsukada, K. ($88,650)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2014) "Articulograph for speech research." Proctor, M., Biedermann, B., Cox, F., Cupples, L., Demuth, K., Harrison, E., Johnson, B., Kinoshita, S., Lin, S., Mannell, R., Nickels, L., Palethorpe, S., Sharma, M., Sowman, P., Thompson, B., Tsukada, K., Yuen, I., & Xu, N. ($75,915)
  • NHMRC Project Grant [APP1003760] (2011 - 2013) "Brain dynamics and sensorimotor integration associated with speech production in humans who stutter." Sowman, P., Johnson, B., Harrison, E., & Crain, S. ($294,884)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications


  • Sowman, P., Ryan, M., Johnson, B.W., Savage, G., Crain, S., Harrison, E., Martin, E., & Burianova, H. (2017). Grey matter volume differences in the left caudate nucleus of people who stutter. Brain and Language, 164, 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2016.08.009
  • Unicomb, R., Hewat, S., Spencer, E., & Harrison, E. (2017). Evidence for the treatment of co-occurring stuttering and speech sound disorder: A clinical case series. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19, 251-264. doi:10.1080/17549507.2017.1293735
  • Donaghy, M., Harrison, E., O'Brian, S., Menzies, R., Onslow, M., Packman, A., & Jones, M. (2015). An investigation of the role of parental request for self-correction of stuttering in the Lidcombe Program. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17(5), 511-517. doi:10.3109/17549507.2015.1016110
  • Unicomb, R., Colyvas, K., Harrison, E., & Hewat, S. (2015). Assessment of reliable change using 95% credible intervals for the differences in proportions: A statistical analysis for case-study methodology. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 728-739. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-S-14-0158
  • Sowman, P., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B.W. (2014). Lateralization of brain activation in fluent and non-fluent preschool children: A magnetoencephalographic study of picture-naming. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 354. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00354
  • Sowman, P.F., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B.W. (2012). Reduced activity of left orbitofrontal cortex precedes blocked vocalization: A magnetoencephalographic study. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 37, 359-365.

Published Abstracts

  • Sowman, P., Etchell, A., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B. (2012). Egg and MEG markers of vocal inhibition in fluent and non-fluent speakers [Abstract]. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 43(3), 247.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Sowman, P., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, November). Lateralization of brain activation in stuttering and non-stuttering preschool children: An MEG study of picture-naming. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Florida, USA.

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