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Dr Amanda Brignell Name: Dr Amanda Brignell
Senior Lecturer (Speech Pathology)
+613 9953 3131
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Allied Health (VIC)
The Daniel Mannix Building(Bldg.403 - 8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 2-Room2.39A
Biographical Information

PhD, University of Melbourne

Master of Public Health, University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), University of Sydney


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Chenausky K , Brignell A, Morgan A, Gagne D, Norton A, Tager-Flusberg H, Schlaug G, Shield A, Green J (2020) Factor Analysis of Signs of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Journal of Communication Disorders. 

Brignell A*, Krahe M*, Downes M, Kefalianos E, Reilly S, Morgan A (2020) A systematic review of interventions for adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders. * equal first author. 

St John M, Columbus G, Brignell A, Carew P, Skeat J, Reilly S, Morgan A. (2020) Predicting speech sound disorder outcome in children with hearing loss: the VicCHILD experience. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.

May T, Brignell A, Wiliams K. (2020) Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence in Children aged 12-13 years from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Autism Research.

Johnson J, Stoica L,  Liu Y , Zhu PJ,  Bhattacharya A, Buffington S, Huq R, Eissa T,  BonnenP , Larsson O, Porse B, Domingo D, Nawaz U, Carroll R, Jolly L,  Scerri T,  Brignell A, Coleman M, Braden B, Kini U, Blue G, Dunwoodie S, Baxter A,  Bahlo M, Scheffer IE, Amor DJ,  Hildebrand MS, Beeton C, Gecz J, Morgan AT, Costa-Mattioli M. (2019). Inhibition of Upf2-dependent nonsense-mediated decay leads to behavioral and neurophysiological abnormalities by activating the immune response. Neuron. DOI:

Sanchez K, Brignell A, Morgan A. (2019) Invited commentary: Preliminary evidence supports a range of speech sound interventions for pre-school aged children, but higher-level studies are needed. Evidence-based Communication Assessment and Intervention. DOI 10.1080/17489539.2019.1645982.

Chenausky K, Brignell A, Morgan A, Tager-Flusberg H (2019) Motor speech impairment predicts expressive language in minimally verbal, but not low verbal, individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Autism and Developmental Language Impairments DOI:

Brignell A, May T, Morgan A, Williams K. (2018) Predictors and growth in receptive vocabulary from 4 to 8 years in children with and without autism spectrum disorder: A population-based study. Autism. DOI: 10.1177/1362361318801617

Brignell A, Chenausky K, Song H, Zhu J, Suo C, Lu D, Morgan A. (2018) Communication interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in minimally verbal children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. DOI:10.1002/ 

Brignell A, St John M, Boys A, Bruce A, Dinale C, Pigdon L, Hildebrand M.S, Amor D.J, Morgan A.T. (2018) Characterisation of speech and language phenotype in children with NRXN1 deletions. American Journal of Medical Genetics- Part B. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32664

Brignell A, Williams K, Reilly S, Prior M, Morgan A. (2018) Trajectories of language development in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI:10.1007/s10803-018-3565-2

Brignell A, Morgan A, Woolfenden S, Klopper F, May T, Sarkozy V, Williams K. (2018) A systematic review of language outcomes in autism spectrum disorder. Autism and Developmental Language Impairment. DOI: 10.1177/2396941518767610.

May T, Brignell A, Hawi Z., Brereton A, Tonge B, Bellgrove M, Rinehart N.J. (2018) Trends in the overlap of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Prevalence, Clinical Management, Language and Genetics. Current Developmental Disorder Reports. DOI:10.1007/s40474-018-0131-8.

Brignell A, Albein-Urios N, Woolfenden S, Hayen A, Iorio A, Williams K. (2017) Overall prognosis of preschool autism spectrum disorder diagnoses. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012749. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012749.

May T, Sciberras E, Brignell A, Williams K (2017) Autism spectrum disorder: Updated prevalence and comparison of two birth cohorts in a nationally representative Australian sample. BMJ Open. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015549

Brignell A, Song H, Zhu J, Suo C, Lu D, Morgan A. (2016) Communication intervention for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in minimally verbal children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Protocol. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD012324 

Brignell A, Prior M, Donath S, Reilly S, Bavin EL, Eadie P, Williams K, Morgan A. (2016) Parent reported patterns of loss and gain in communication in 1-2 year old children are not unique to autism spectrum disorder. Autism.  DOI: 10.1177/1362361316644729 

Randall M, Albein-Urios N, Brignell A, Gulenc A, Hennel S, Coates C, Symeonides C, Hiscock H, Marraffa C, Silove N, Bayl V, Woolfenden S, Williams, K. (2015) Diagnosing autism: Australian paediatric research network surveys. Journal Paediatrics and Child Health. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.13029 

Randall M, Sciberras E, Brignell A, Ihsen E, Efron D, Dissanayake C, Williams K. (2015) Autism Spectrum Disorder: Presentation and prevalence in a nationally representative Australian sample. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1177/0004867415595287. 

Williams K, Brignell A, Prior M, Bartak L & Roberts J. (2015) Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 51 (1) 61-64. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12805

Brignell A, Morgan A, Woolfenden S and Williams K. (2014) How relevant is the framework being used in Autism Spectrum Disorders today? International Journal of Speech Language Pathology. 16(1): 43&ndash49. 10.3109/17549507.2013.861870

Williams K, Brignell A, Randall M, Silove N, Hazell P. (2013) Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 8. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004677.pub3. 

Book chapters

Sciberras E, Brignell A, Mueller K. Comorbidity between language disorders and difficulties and common conditions in childhood (Chapter 7). Handbook of Language Development in a Social Context. In press.

Brignell A, Dodd B, Sykes C & Morgan A. (2017) Childhood apraxia of speech in autism spectrum disorder. In Dodd B & Morgan A (Eds.). Intervention Case Studies of Child Speech Impairment. Guildford, UK: J& R Press. ISBN 978-1-907826-33-7

Research Reports

Reilly S, Krahe M, Brignell A, Kefalianos E, Downes M, Morgan A, (2017). Review of interventions of stuttering: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health. (

Stewart S, O&rsquoConnor K, MacRae K, Bianchet S, Brignell A (2004) Parental Satisfaction with Early Expressions. Public Health Research and Education of Kingston Research Report, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Hugh Rogers fellow

Associate Editor, Cochrane


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