Ever experienced stuttering?

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

To take part, please follow the link below:

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

Stuttering – all in the family (name)

By Vicki Jackson | Dec 11, 2020

After hearing about our study, Roger, from Hamilton, NZ, got in touch to tell us an intriguing story about his family history.

Now recruiting in New Zealand!

By Vicki Jackson | Nov 12, 2020

Hello to New Zealand! | Kia ora Aotearoa!
We are now welcoming participants from New Zealand!

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!

Contact Us


(+64) 4 918 6166 (NZ)


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



Latest tweets

UK recruitment is now open! 🇬🇧

We are looking for adults and children (5+) who have ever experienced #stuttering or #stammering, to volunteer for our genetics study. 🧬

Head to our new UK site to find out more!

https://t.co/idAkiCTruh https://t.co/ij7Ux3Zh6f
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📣 It’s official! We are now recruiting in the UK! 🇬🇧

We are reaching out to adults and children (5+) who have ever experienced #stuttering or #stammering, to take part in our genetics study. 🧬

Head to our new UK site to find out more! https://t.co/idAkiCTZjP
📢 Big news!!

We are very excited to announce the publication of our new paper: “Self-reported impact of developmental #stuttering across the lifespan”


We describe the lived experiences of the first 1000 people recruited to our study.

A thread! 🧵 1/n
Artist and person who stutters, @jjjjjeromeellis: ‘So much pain comes from not feeling fully human’

Great article via the @guardian



To help us meet our target of 3,000 participants by 31 December 2022, volunteer for our study today

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Participate in our genetics study to help us
better understand stuttering