Ever stuttered?

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

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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

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.  I was five when my teacher told my parents that she thought I might have a stutter. They took me to have a test done where I was given a book to read out loud. Every time I stuttered, stumbled on…

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.

Spotlight: Participant Rich talks about his experiences with stuttering

By MCRI | Nov 12, 2019

Rich Stephens talks about his experiences with stuttering, and the power of not feeling alone. He feels strongly that “stuttering should never be a taboo subject”. He believes that “to understand anything you need to start at the beginning. Which is why The Genetics of Stuttering Study is so important for the future generations of people who stutter.”

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

Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 3:47am
Attention researchers!! 👋

Do you work with a cohort which has #stuttering phenotypes, and genetic data? We are interested in collaborating - see our website for more: https://t.co/U84dW2HJlM

Please RT!

@BehaviorGenetic @genepisociety #slpeeps #genepi #epitwitter #statgen
Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 3:14am
Did you catch this show on @RadioNational the other day?

Listen again to Vikesh of the Australian Speakeasy Association, journalist @JohnGHendy, and speech pathologist @Dr_RobynLowe talk #stuttering. Some great facts and info, with personal stories.

Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 4:05am
For some people with communication difficulties, including #stuttering, masks can be problematic as physical cues and expressions are often important when communicating.

It is great to see innovative solutions like this, to help everyone in the community to #StaySafe! https://t.co/feFvWax3X9
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Soundfair @soundfairaus
We want to work with all levels of government to develop an #accessible #protective #facemask. Here's our prototype.

We want to ensure that people with #hearingconditions can understand information and advice. Lip-reading is essential.

Communication and empowerment are key! https://t.co/gQUrfrUAMn
Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 11:19pm
Happy birthday to #SAYAustralia!! 🥳🎂🎉

Thank you for all of the work you do to support young people who stutter!

#support #awareness https://t.co/FUKItk3VeN
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sayorg @sayorg
Happy 1st birthday to our friends at #SAYAustralia! One year ago they officially launched in #Melbourne to support, advocate & encourage young people who #stutter in #Australia! HUGE congratulations from @sayorg & #SAYDC. Many years of community & friendship to come! #stuttering https://t.co/ddE6zhYV6v

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