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

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

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 3:54am
Artist and person who stutters, @jjjjjeromeellis: ‘So much pain comes from not feeling fully human’

Great article via the @guardian


Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 3:44am
If you would like to see and hear more people who stutter in the media, take a look at this, launched by @stammer on #ISAD2021 !

What a great initiative! 💚

#nodiversitywithoutdisfluency https://t.co/zBF5pv9vmo
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 3:37am
On International #stuttering awareness day, Take some time to read Austin’s story on the @MCRI_for_kids blog!

To find out more about our study, visit our website: https://t.co/AypyqIppdN

#ISAD2021 https://t.co/4MYpKvpjO0
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Murdoch Children's Research Institute @MCRI_for_kids
Austin Sanday is an active, happy 9 year-old who enjoys video games, soccer & playing with his dog. At 3 Austin started #stuttering. He feels frustrated when he cannot get his words out & wishes more people understood stuttering. Read his story: https://t.co/dq7zQoeRhN https://t.co/zgCjaRTXhy
Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 4:04am
Did you catch @ACurrentAffair9 on @Channel9 over the weekend? Joshua and Vikesh share their stories about their experience of stuttering, both doing a fantastic job of raising awareness!! 💪

Our 🧬 study got a mention too!!

Check it out ! 👇👇👇


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

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