Professor Angela Morgan
Professor Angela Morgan is an National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dame Elisabeth Blackburn Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Angela is also a Dame Kate Campbell Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne. Angela is Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language and leads the Speech and Language group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Angela has over 25 years of clinical-research experience across Australia and the United Kingdom (University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital).
Angela’s current research program focuses on: (i) identification of new gene pathways leading to child speech and language disorders, (ii) conducting genotype-speech phenotype studies for rare genetic syndromes leading to more targeted therapies, and (iii) elucidating the neurobiology of speech and language disorders using quantitative brain imaging techniques. In recent years, Angela and team have identified a number of novel genes not previously associated with severe speech disorder. Her team have also characterised speech and language abilities in children with a number of genetic conditions, including: FOXP2-related speech and language disorders, Kabuki syndrome, Floating Harbor Syndrome, 16p11.2 deletion, Koolen de Vries Syndrome, GRIN2A-related speech disorder, SETBP1-haploinsufficiency disorder, Dravet Syndrome and Klinefelter Syndrome.Discover more about Professor Angela Morgan