Dr Cristina Mei is a speech pathologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis investigated the speech and language skills of children with cerebral palsy. Her current research focuses on children with traumatic brain injury and genetic conditions.
Dr Mei's research interest includes understanding the speech and language abilities of children with cerebral palsy. She also currently coordinates research investigating the speech and language outcomes of children with genetic conditions.
Genetic basis of speech
Mei C, Reilly S, Reddihough D, Mensah F, Pennington L, Morgan A. (2016). Language outcomes of children with cerebral palsy aged 5 and 6 years. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 58(6):605-11.
Fedorenko E, Morgan A, Murray E, Cardinauz A, Mei C, Tager-Flusberg H et al. (2016). A highly penetrant form of childhood apraxia of speech due to deletion of 16p11.2. European Journal of Human Genetics, 24(2):302-6.
Morgan AT, Mei C, Da Costa A, Fifer J, Lederer D, Benoit V, McMillin M, Buckingham KJ, Bamshad MJ, Pope K, & White SM (2015). Speech and language in a genotyped cohort of individuals with Kabuki syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 167(7): 1483-92.
Mei C, Reilly S, Reddihough D, Mensah F, Green J, Pennington L, & Morgan AT. (2015). Activities and participation of children with cerebral palsy: Parent perspectives. Disability & Rehabilitation, 37(23): 2164-73.
Mei C, Reilly S, Reddihough D, Mensah F, & Morgan A. (2014). Motor speech impairment, activity, and participation in children with cerebral palsy. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(4): 427-435.
Reilly S, Reid J, Skeat J, Cahir P, Mei C, & Bunik M. (2013). Guidelines for breastfeeding infants with cleft lip, cleft palate, or cleft lip and palate. Breastfeeding Medicine, 8(4): 349-53.
Mei C. (2012). Activities and participation of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 14(2): 97.
Mei C, Morgan AT, & Reilly S. (2011). Assessing speech and language in children with cerebral palsy: A holistic approach. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(2): 68-72.
Mei C & Morgan AT. (2011). Incidence of mutism, dysarthria and dysphagia associated with childhood posterior fossa tumour. Child's Nervous System, 27(7): 1129-36.
Morgan AT, Mageandran SD, & Mei C. (2010). Prevalence and clinical features of dysarthria and dysphagia following paediatric traumatic brain injury. Child: Care, Health & Development, 36(1): 44-53.?
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute – Population Health Theme Funding