Congratulations Professor Purdy: APD Researcher Honoured

Professor Suzanne Purdy, a member of the Council of the National Foundation for the Deaf has recently been made a Professor at the University of Auckland. This is a mark of great academic distinction within the University and reflects her outstanding national and international reputation as a researcher, teacher and clinician in hearing and speech sciences.

Prof Suzanne Purdy (Department of Psychology) is Head of Speech Science which she established as a discipline at the University in 2003. Speech Science’s Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice, a first for New Zealand, was accredited in 2005. Her research on hearing loss, cochlear implants, auditory electrophysiology, treatment of auditory processing disorder, language disorders in children, brain injury, stuttering and noise in the workplace spans many aspects of speech science and communication disorders and has appeared in leading journals. Her research on identification and management of hearing and auditory processing in children has had considerable international and national impact on clinical practice.

Our congratulations to Professor Purdy!

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Source: Vibrations  Autumn 2011

Magazine of the National Foundation for the Deaf