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Dr BARRETT, Elizabeth

Personal Particulars

Dr BARRETT, Elizabeth

PhD (HKU)

Lecturer

Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences

Tel: (852) 3917 1574

Location: Room 763, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

Childhood Bilingualism, Human Development.

Areas of Expertise

Teaching Areas:

Childhood Bilingualism; Cognition & Language in Children; Human Development across the Lifespan; Evidence-Based Practice

 

Currently Teaching on the Following Programs: 

BSc-Applied Child Development

BSc-Speech & Hearing Sciences 

PGDE- Early Childhood Education

 

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

Teaching Awards:

2018

University Early Career Teaching Award, The University of Hong Kong 

2017

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

2016 

Faculty Early Career Teaching Award, The University of Hong Kong 

2014

Letter of Commendation from the Dean for Teaching Effectiveness, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

Projects

Teaching Development Grant Projects:

Experiential Learning across the BSc Speech & Hearing Sciences Curriculum. (Project: 16/632).  PI: Elizabeth Barrett, Co-I: Karen Chan, Estella Ma, Puisan Wong, Edwin Yiu, Gary Hartfitt 

 

Research Projects:

"The effects of whole body vibration on cognitive and physical function in elderly with visual impairment." (2016). 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., Liu, C.C.Y., Chan, C.Y.P., Barrett, E.A., Lu, D. (in press). Vibrational Therapies for Vocal Fatigue. Journal of Voice. DOI:10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.07.009 

 

Barrett, E. A., Lam, W., Yiu, E.M.-L. (in press). Elicitation of Minimum and Maximum Fundamental Frequency and Vocal Intensity: Discrete Half Steps Versus Glissando. Journal of Voice. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.09.023. 

 

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), doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.06.010

 

Book Chapters: 

Carless, D., Chan, K.K.H., To, J., Lo, M. & Barrett, E. (2018). Developing students’ capacities for evaluative judgment through analyzing exemplars. In D. Boud, R. Ajjawi, P. Dawson & J. Tai (Eds.), Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education: Assessment for knowing and producing quality work. London: Routledge.

 

Conference Papers:

Barrett, E.A., Chan, M.K., Ma, E.P.M., Wong, P., Yiu, E.M.-L., Harfitt, G. (2018, Dec). Incorporating Experiential Learning into Courses Across an Undergraduate Curriculum: The role of a Community of Teaching and Learning. Presented at: Co-Constructing Excellence-Recognizing, Scaffolding, and Building Excellence in University Learning and Teaching. Hong Kong. 

 

Barrett, E.A., Lam, W., Yiu, E.M.L. (2017, Oct). Elicitation of minimum and maximum fundamental frequency and vocal intensity: Discrete half steps versus glissando. Presented at: The 12 International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice, and Speech Research. Hong Kong, HKSAR. 

 

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. 

  

Professional Community Services

Guest Reviewer: 

Journal of Research in Reading

International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism

Learning & Individual Differences

Disability & Rehabilitation

Journal of Voice 

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