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I am a Lecturer in the Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) program in the Department of Linguistics. I am affiliated with Child Language Lab (CLL) and Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) at Macquarie University. Externally, I currently serve as the Editor for the Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and an Associate Editor for Speech, Language and Hearing.

Research interests

  • Language learning and processing in bilingual children and adult second language learners 
  • Speech and language disorders in bilingual children and adults
  • Clinical assessment of speech and language disorders in speech-language pathology


  • SPHL829 Speech Pathology Intervention 2
  • SPHL836 Speech and Language Disorders in Children

Research student supervision

I currently supervise internal and external research projects in clinical assessment of language disorders. I welcome queries from prospective students who are interested in pursuing higher degree research in topics related to my reearch interests.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Auckland

External positions

Editor, Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (Speech Pathology Australia)


Associate Editor, Speech, Language and Hearing (Taylor & Francis Online)

2017 → …

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2014 2019

Describing language assessments for school-aged children: a Delphi study

Denman, D., Kim, J-H., Munro, N., Speyer, R. & Cordier, R., 2019, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Delphi Technique
Speech-Language Pathology

Measurement properties of self-report questionnaires on health-related quality of life and functional health status in dysphonia: a systematic review using the COSMIN taxonomy

Speyer, R., Kim, J-H., Doma, K., Chen, Y-W., Denman, D., Phyland, D., Parsons, L. & Cordier, R., Feb 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 2, p. 283–296 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Self Report
Health Status
Quality of Life

Age-related changes in segmental accuracy and error production in Korean-English bilingual children: implications for clinical speech sound assessment procedures

Kim, J-H., Ballard, E. & McCann, C., 1 Feb 2018, In : Speech, Language and Hearing. 21, 1, p. 41-54 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

New Zealand
cross-sectional study

Psychometric characteristics of non-instrumental swallowing and feeding assessments in pediatrics: a systematic review using COSMIN

Speyer, R., Cordier, R., Parsons, L., Denman, D. & Kim, J-H., 2018, In : Dysphagia. 33, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Deglutition Disorders

The effects of telehealth by allied health professionals and nursing in rural and remote areas: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Speyer, R., Denman, D., Wilkes-Gillan, S., Chen, Y-W., Bogaardt, H., Kim, J-H., Heckathorn, D-E. & Cordier, R., 2018, In : Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 50, 3, p. 225-235 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Rural Nursing
Allied Health Personnel