Speech Language & Hearing Sciences
Areas of Research Interest:Voice and its disorders, Professional voice, Stuttering, Speech Disorders, Speech/language/communication sciences.
Awards and honours:1.Year 2005-06: Fulbright Junior Research Fellowship, at University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2.Year 2001: a.“Arati Venkatraman Memorial Gold Medal” for securing the First rank in the University examination 2000, awarded by the University of Mysore. b.“Dr. P.D. Manohar endowment gold medal” for securing the highest marks in speech pathology in the University examination 2000, awarded by the University of Mysore.
3.Year 2000: “Abhilasha Award for the best student clinician, 1999-2000” awarded by the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore.
4.Year 1995-2000: “Merit Scholarships” awarded by AIISH for securing I Rank in the University exams in B.Sc. & M.Sc. (Speech and Hearing).
5.Year 1999:“Rank Certificate” for securing the First rank in the B.Sc. (Speech and Hearing), awarded by the University of Mysore.
Research1.Coinvestigator in “Development of speech-language and neurodevelopmental skills among preterm children: A prospective longitudinal study”, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India , 2016-2019.(Principal investigator: Dr. Lakshmi Venkatesh,Co investigators: Roopa Nagarajan,Binu Ninan)
2.Principal investigator in “Ornaments in Carnatic singing”. Project during the Fulbright Research Fellowship at the Voice Performance Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – with Ronald C Scherer, Research Professor,Dept. of Otolaryngology, University of Cincinnati, USA), 2005-2006.
3. Co-investigator in "Quantification of perceived nasality using Nasalence score in Tamil speaking population”. Smile Train Kay Grant - awarded by Kay Elemetrics, 2003- 2006.(Principal investigator: Sunitha V Raman, Co-investigators: Roopa Nagarajan).
Intramural:1.Principal investigator in “Clinical validation of a multi parametric approach to assessment of voice”, SRU- Gate project, 2009-2010. (Co-investigators: John Samuel, A. Ravikumar & Roopa Nagarajan)