Ever stuttered?

Help us better understand the causes of stuttering by joining our genetics study today!

To take part, please choose one of the following surveys:

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is appealing for volunteers aged 7+ with experience of stuttering (past or present) to participate in the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language’s ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’.

The Genetics of Stuttering Study

Find out more about our study, including what we are trying discover, the scientists involved and how you can take part.

About Stuttering

Learn about the signs and symptoms of stuttering, what is known about the causes of this condition and other useful resources.

Current Research

Find out about the latest in cutting edge stuttering research, as well as other new research from our team.

For Researchers

Opportunities for collaboration, and other useful information for researchers involved in stuttering and/or genetics.

News and Blog

A stuttering memoir

By Vicki Jackson | Aug 26, 2020

Study participant Frank shares his story: what it was like growing up with a stutter, and how he reluctantly overcame his fear of public speaking!

Learning to embrace life with a stutter

By Vicki Jackson | Jul 28, 2020

Study participant Sian Williams, 13, shares her experiences of growing up with a stutter.

End of 2019 update!

By Vicki Jackson | Dec 23, 2019

2019 has been a busy year for the Genetics of Stuttering Study! As the year draws to a close, we thought it a good time to provide an update on how the study is progressing, and our plans into the new year.

Contact Us


(+61) 1800 931 759


Genetics of Stuttering Study, Speech and Language Group
Level 5, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
50 Flemington Road,
Parkville, VIC 3052



Latest tweets

Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 5:36am
Catch up with this live conversation on Facebook from last night, with Rich Stephens from @sayorg Australia !

https://t.co/HUU5OEDWrz via @FacebookWatch
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 6:15am
Very exciting news!

Registration to the Australian Speak Easy Association conference is now open! 👇👇👇

The conference kicks off on Friday 23rd October with a screening of the movie @WhenIStutter, followed by two days of talks and discussion...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 9:56pm

This informative piece by @amberldance has appeared on several great media sites -take a look if you haven't already! 👇👇👇

What Neuroscientists Are Discovering About Stuttering

#neuroscience #genetics #scicomm


To help us meet our target of 3,000 participants by 31 December 2020, volunteer for our study today

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