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Dr Charn Nang


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5168, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.530A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5168
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.530A  


Charn is the course coordinator for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. She is a lecturer and researcher in speech pathology.

Current Teaching

  • SPE1100 - Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology
  • SPE2104 - Analysis of Sensorimotor Systems
  • SPE3100 - Clinical Decision Support Systems: Standard tests
  • SPE3105 - Management of Sensorimotor Disorders – Fluency lectures


Charn graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Human Communication) with first class Honours. She worked as a speech pathologist for the Department of Health and a research assistant before pursuing post-graduate research studies. She was awarded a PhD from The University of Western Australia, thesis titled “Cause or consequence: An investigation of the factors determining the onset and development of stuttering” in 2013.

Charn has worked with The Speak Easy Association of WA Inc. since 2002, as a facilitator and speech pathology clinical and research consultant. She has advised on, coordinated, and managed the core operations of the association, has secured five community-based grants for various projects (including Lotterywest, Adult Community Education and Community Arts Network WA), and has worked with people who stutter of all ages to assist community integration.

Charn has published research in the area of stuttering and clinical education in national and international journals, and presented at national (Australian Speak Easy Association, Speech Pathology Australia) and international conferences (The International Fluency Association, International Stuttering Association) dedicated to the topic of stuttering and related topics.

Charn has been a lecturer and researcher at Edith Cowan University since 2008 and is currently a member of Speech Pathology Australia, the national speech pathology organisation, and is an Accreditor for speech pathology programs with Speech Pathology Australia. In previous years she has been responsible for the Scientific Affairs Portfolio in the WA branch of Speech Pathology Australia, which aims to continue to develop the research culture with the profession of speech pathology. Charn has been an article rater (using the Pedro rating scale) for SpeechBITE, a web-based database for speech pathology interventions since 2009.

Professional Associations

  • 2004-current: Speech Pathology Australia
  • 2002-current: The Speak Easy Association of Western Australia
  • 2002-current: Australian Speak Easy Association
  • 2005-current: International Fluency Association
  • 2009-current: SpeechBITE

Research Areas and Interests

Charn’s research interests are in stuttering, speech motor control development, speech production processes, quality of life and experiences of people who stutter, and evidence-based treatments for stuttering.


  • BSc Human Communication Science with 1st Class Honours, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2013.


Recent Research Grants

  • Evidence based practice in the treatment of adults who stutter: Towards translation,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016,  2017 - 2018,  $21,158.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Lanyon, L., Hersh, D., Bickford, J., Baker, J., Nang, C., Rose, M., Worrall, L., (2019), Using in-depth, semi-structured interviewing. Qualitative research in communication disorders - an introduction for students and clinicians, 285-312, Croydon, UK, J&R Press Ltd.

Journal Articles

  • Nang, C., Hersh, D., Milton, K., Lau, SR., (2018), The Impact of Stuttering on Development of Self-Identity, Relationships, and Quality of Life in Women Who Stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(3S), 1244-1258, United States, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, DOI: 10.1044/2018_AJSLP-ODC11-17-0201.
  • Nang, C., Ciccone, N., (2016), Stuttering prognosis and predictive factors of treatment outcome: A review. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 18(2), 94-99, Melbourne, VIC, Speech Pathology Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Lewis, A., Moore, C., Nang, C., (2015), Using video of student-client interactions to engage students in reflection and peer review. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 12(29-30 Jan 2015), Article 7, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, University of Wollongong.
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