Ever stuttered?

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

Brain differences in people who stutter. A systematic review of neuroimaging literature on developmental stuttering

By MCRI | Jul 2, 2019

“Overall… there are widespread functional and structural brain differences between [adults and children] who stutter and their fluent peers…” – Etchell et al 2018

Exciting New Website Updates!

By Vicki Jackson | Jun 18, 2019

We have been working hard to update our website with lots of new information and features. Take a look!

VIDEO: The science of stuttering, surprising new research on what causes a stammer.

By MCRI | Sep 3, 2018

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

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 2:14am
Awesome job Brendan! 👏 👏 👏 https://t.co/4O4jCRixx7
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🍂🕯Fi🎃na Healy 🎃'Squeal🕯🍂 @Fi_Contextual
A very special #Infographic for #ISAD2020, written and produced by my eldest son, Brendan (aged 10). Every word in this is his, as it should be. "Stammering is not your downfall, it's your gift". So proud of him 👏🥰 #365DaysOfCompassion @jenroche80 @GillianRudd @kathjbond66 https://t.co/WERFON1dWx
Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 2:12am
Way to go Sam! #findtherightwords https://t.co/yi3jJC8xFw
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Stamma@BSA @stammer
When Sam got into the local newspaper he didn't like the headline describing him as a sufferer. So he wrote a poem to tell the world that you can stammer & be confident. Read his poem and watch Sam reading it here: https://t.co/c8iI5DCP0i #FindTheRightWords #ISAD2020 #stammering https://t.co/QeyZiKCx2S
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 4:37am
To coincide with #ISAD2020, The Australia Speakeasy Association, in collab with @stammer, @Wikipedia and others, have launched a campaign make people think differently about the language used about #stuttering.

This great video, narrated by @Scroobiuspipyo sums it up! https://t.co/hMSqY7GusC
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 4:07am
👏👏👏 Congrats on your new website - it looks great, lots of useful info!

Happy ISAD to you! https://t.co/Ie0FaE5999
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 3:43am
Thanks to @BreakfastNews for highlighting #stuttering this morning for #ISAD2020. Vikesh, as ever, doing a fantastic job at raising awareness of stuttering in Australia! 👏


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