Extraordinary Professors

Prof Mats Granlund

Mats Granlund, PhD is a full professor of psychology and disability research and Chair of the interdisciplinary CHILD research environment. His research focus over the last 15 years has been on participation in everyday life for children and youth in need of special support.

(2020 – 2023)

 

 

 

Prof Rajinder Koul

Chair of the department and Houston Harte Centennial Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. He holds a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) from Purdue University. He served as the Chair, Associate Dean for Research, and Assistant Vice President for Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre before joining the University of Texas in Austin. Prof Koul’s research efforts have primarily focused on understanding the symbol, referent, and instructional variables that influence graphic symbol learning in persons with severe communication impairment as a consequence of developmental or acquired disabilities. Within this broad area, he focuses on synthetic speech perception, the role of synthetic speech output on graphic symbol learning, and the efficacy of AAC intervention in persons with aphasia. 

(2020 – 2023)

 

 

 

 

Prof Janice Murray 

A speech therapist and professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, Prof Janice Murray specialises in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. From 2009 to 2012 Prof Murray was the Chair of the UK charity, Communication Matters.

(2020 – 2023)

 

 

Prof MaryAnn Romski 

Prof Romski is a Regents Professor in the Department of Communication (joint appointments in Psychology, Communication Sciences & Disorders) and Director of the Centre for Research on Atypical Development and Learning (CRADL) at the Georgia State University, USA.

(2018 – 2020)

                            

 

Prof  Ralf W Schlosser 

   

Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University and Director of Clinical Research, OCE, Boston Children's Hospital. His research interests are related to the efficacy of interventions in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) particularly as they relate to the role of speech output and different graphic symbol sets for individuals with developmental disabilities.

(2020 - 2023)

 

 

Chair of the department and Houston Harte Centennial Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. He holds a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) from Purdue University. He served as the Chair, Associate Dean for Research, and Assistant Vice President for Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre before joining the University of Texas in Austin. Prof Koul’s research efforts have primarily focused on understanding the symbol, referent, and instructional variables that influence graphic symbol learning in persons with severe communication impairment as a consequence of developmental or acquired disabilities. Within this broad area, he focuses on synthetic speech perception, the role of synthetic speech output on graphic symbol learning, and the efficacy of AAC intervention in persons with aphasia. 

(2020 – 2023)

 

 

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