Clinical Research Fellow/PhD Student

Division: Speech & Hearing Sciences

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Zoe Roxburgh (BSc Hons, PhD - ongoing) is a Clinical Research Fellow/PhD Student in the Speech & Hearing Sciences Division. She is also a CRS member of the Clinical Audiology, Speech & Language (CASL) Research Centre.

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  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning
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I am a clinical research fellow and PhD Student in the Clinical Audiology, Speech & Language Research Centre. I qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist from QMU in 2011. Throughout my degree I developed an interest in clinical research, and so began my PhD in 2011. Since then, I have developed expertise in the use of ultrasound visual biofeedback for primary and secondary speech sound disorders associated with cleft palate. I have key interests in phonetics, speech sound disorders and clinical technologies. I currently work part-time on a CSO funded research project at QMU and I also work part-time as a Speech & Language Therapist in NHS Grampian. I recently became a member of the RCSLT Hub Forum Scotland.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Certified Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) with RCSLT
  • HCPC registered SLT
  • Casual visiting lecturer for the University of Sheffield (taught PGCert in Cleft Palate Studies)

Professional Social Media:

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

I began my PhD in 2011, which is currently on-going. My PhD research compares the use of ultrasound visual biofeedback therapy with visual articulatory models for speech sound disorders associated with repaired cleft palate. I also currently work as a research speech & language therapist/clinical research fellow on a CSO funded project called “The UltraPhonix Project: Ultrasound Visual Biofeedback Treatment for Speech Sound Disorders in Children”, which investigates the effectiveness of ultrasound biofeedback therapy for children with persistent speech sound disorders. I have implemented clinical and non-clinical studies, using single-subject and group methods.

Active Research Interests:

  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Visual Biofeedback Therapy
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Clinical Phonetics
  • Scottish Vowels

Research Methods:

  • Single-subject multiple baseline design
  • Multiple Forced Choice Perceptual Evaluations

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

Clinical Research Fellow on Chief Scientist Office funded project at QMU

  • Grant Number ETM/402
  • “Ultrasound Visual Biofeedback Treatment for Speech Sound Disorders in Children”

I currently do not have a teaching role within the department, however I have previously taught on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy courses. Subjects I have taught include: Practical Phonetics, Cleft Lip & Palate, Preparation for Practice (observation skills and case histories), Clinical Technologies, Research Skills, and Inter-professional Education.

Received a Princess Alice Award (June 2016)

PhD (ongoing)

BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy (2011)