Bruce Murdoch, PhD, Dsc, is the director of the Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research at the University of Queensland and former head of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is a recognized, international authority on neurologically-acquired speech and language disorders in children and adults. Dr. Murdoch has published 14 books in this field, more than 415 peer-reviewed articles in high-quality international journals, 71 invited book chapters, and more than 380 paper presentations at major international conferences. Currently, his research primarily focuses on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of dysarthria in Parkinsonís disease and the rehabilitation of aphasia post-stroke. Dr. Murdoch is a member of the editorial board for 10 international refereed journals and is an editorial consultant for 25 other international journals. He consults worldwide on neurogenic communication disorders.
Professor Murdoch is a member of the editorial boards of Aphasiology, Journal of Medical-Speech-Language Pathology, Brain Impairment and NeuroRehabilitation, as well as Founding Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing and Editor for the Asia-Pacific Region of Acta Neuropsychologica.
The Motor Speech and Neurogenic Language Disorders Research Centre at the University of Queensland was established by Professor Murdoch in the early 1990ís and since that time, under his direction, it has become internationally recognised as a one of the most productive and influential research centres of its type world-wide. The research centre attracts numerous international visitors each year and has been influential in establishing the importance of physiologically based techniques in the assessment and treatment of neurologically based communication deficits.
Professor Murdoch in recent years has presented invited plenary addresses at international conferences in Canada, USA, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hong Kong and Taiwan. During the past three years he has conducted a number of workshops on neurogenic speech/language disorders in Brazil, Sweden, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA and Canada.