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Dr BARRETT, Elizabeth

Personal Particulars

Dr BARRETT, Elizabeth

PhD (HKU)

Lecturer

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Tel: (852) 3917 1574

Location: Room 763, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

Childhood Bilingualism; Voice.

Areas of Expertise

 Teaching Areas:

Human Development across the Lifespan; Problem Based Learning:  Child and Adult Communication Disorders. Basic Research Skills & Methods- Transferable Skills. 

 

Research Interests:

Childhood Bilingualism; Effects of experience/training (e.g. bilingualism, music training) on language and cognition in children; Use of Whole Body Vibration for Voice.  

Awards

2017

Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award- Team Award, The University of Hong Kong 

 

2016 

Faculty Early Career Teaching Award, The University of Hong Kong 

 

 

Projects

"The effects of whole body vibration on cognitive and physical function in elderly with visual impairment." (2016- ongoing). Primary Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Ann Barrett. Co-investigators: Dr. Karen Chan. Mr. Wilson Lam. 

"Whole body vibration on phonatory function at different vibratory frequencies and intensities: A study of normal subjects and a treatment program for dysphonic adults." (2013-2014). Primary Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Ann Barrett. Co-investigator: Prof. Edwin Yiu.    

"The effects of second-language proficiency and L1-L2 linguistic distance on cognitive abilities in bilingual children." (2006-2011). Primary academic advisor: Dr. Anita Wong. Co-Advisor: Prof. Edwin Yiu.

"Processing capacity, executive functions and narrative comprehension in Cantonese-speaking school-age children" (2008-2009). Primary Investigator: Dr. Anita Wong, Co-Investigator: Elizabeth Ann Barrett. 

Publications

Journal articles:

Yiu, E.M.L., Lo, C.M., Barrett, E.A. (2016): A systematic review of resonant voice therapy, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, doi: 10.1080/17549507.2016.1226953

 

Yiu, E.M., Lau, V.C., Ma, E.P., Chan, K.M, Barrett, E. (2013). Reliability of laryngostroboscopic evaluation on lesion size and glottal configuration: A revisit. Laryngoscope. doi: 10.1002/lary.2452

 

Yiu, E.M.L., Wang, G., Lo, A.C.Y, Chan, K.M.K, Ma, El, Kong, J., Barrett, E. (2013). Quantitative highspeed laryngoscopic analysis of vocal fold vibration in fatigued voice of young karaoke singers. Journal of Voice, 27(6).

 

Conference Papers:

Barrett, E.A. & Yiu, E.M.L . (2016, June). Elicitation of Maximum Pitch and Loudness in Adults with Healthy Voices Using Vocal Glide. Paper presented at: The Voice Foundation's 45th Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

Tsang, CLC, Barrett, E.A. & Yiu, E.M.L (2016, June).Whole-body vibration as a potential method to improve phonatory function: A passive alternative to vocal function exercise. Paper presented at: The Voice Foundation's 45th Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

Yiu, E.M.L., Lo, C.M., Barrett, E.A. (2016, Oct). A systematic review of resonant voice therapy, Paper presented at: Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2016, Hong Kong.

 

Barrett, E.A. & Yiu, E.M.L. (2015, Feb). Whole-body vibration as a potential treatment to improve phonatory function in adults with voice disorder*. Paper presented at: Science of Learning Spring Symposium: Young Researchers in the Science of Learning, Hong Kong.

 

Barrett, E.A. & Yiu, E.M.L. (2014, Nov). Whole-body vibration as a potential method to improve phonatory function. Paper presented at: 2nd Australasian and Asia Pacific Laryngology Conference, Hobart, Australia.

 

Barrett, E.A. & Wong, A.M.Y. (2011, June). The effects of bilingualism and L1-L2 linguistic distance on attention, inhibition, phonological awareness, and reading in children. Poster session presented at: International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway. 

  

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