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Purdy, Dr Suzanne

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​Suzanne Purdy (PhD, MSc, DipAud, MNZAS, FAAA, MAudSA, MNZSTA) is Professor and Head of Speech Science in the School pf Psychology at the University of Auckland. Her academic background is in psychology, speech science and audiology and she has a longstanding interest in communication and auditory processing disorders and auditory electrophysiology. She is Vice-Chair of the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group (IERASG) and a member of the New Zealand Audiological Society’s Paediatric Technical Advisory Group. Suzanne has worked clinically as an audiologist and has been an academic and researcher since completing her PhD at the University of Iowa in 1990. She is an active researcher with more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, most of which relate to clinical aspects of hearing and communication disorders. Suzanne has broad ranging research interests but is particularly interested in auditory and speech processing in children. Current research areas include auditory processing disorder, auditory electrophysiology, hearing loss in children and adults, perception and production of speech prosody in hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder, voice disorders in teachers and choral singing therapy for people with neurological disease.