Prospective validation of acoustic speech analysis in progressive multiple sclerosis

Research Opportunity
PhD
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Anneke van der Walt anneke.vanderwalt@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
A/Prof Tomas Kalincik vogela@unimelb.edu.au +61 3 90355334 Personal web page

Project Details

Speech production problems (dysarthria) in people with MS are common and can affect quality of life. New technologies allow for detailed acoustic analysis of speech patterns that are closely correlated with MS disease stage and MRI volumetric data. In addition, pilot data collected in our clinic demonstrates a close correlation between acoustic changes and upper limb dexterity in MS. This project will be a prospective clinical study implementing a novel, app-based, voice recording system in a cohort of patients with progressive (SPMS and PPMS). Clinical data will be recorded in the MSBase and volumetric MRI data will be prospectively collected.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

CORe Unit (Clinical Outcomes Research Unit)

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital