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Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. (PhD) Chu Shin Ying

Email: chushinying@ukm.edu.my Phone: +603-9289-5023

Current Position: Senior Lecturer

Specialisation: Speech-language Impairments

Dr. Chu is a senior lecturer at the National University of Malaysia, Faculty of Health Sciences. She is also a speech therapist and clinical educator at the university’s Audiology and Speech Sciences Clinic. Dr. Chu was trained at the University of Kansas, first undertaking her B.A (Honors) in Psychology, and subsequently M.A. and Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Pathology. Dr. Chu’s post-doctoral fellowship was at the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Japan. During her post-doctoral fellowship, she has developed numerous Japanese assessment tools and treatment protocols for speech therapists in managing clients with stuttering under the sponsorship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Chu’s clinical work deals with the treatment of children with stuttering, speech-language delay, and adults suffering from motor speech disorders. Her research interests involve understanding the speech motor control and quantification of speech motor performance in normal and disorders population. The focus of this research has been directed at developing assessment tools for patients with Parkinson’s disease and stuttering. Most recently, her specific interest has involved examining the social participation in patients with communication disorders and evidence-based practice among Asia’s allied health professionals.


  • Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, 2007-2010
  • M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, 2004-2006
  • B.A. in Psychology (Honors), University of Kansas, 2000-2003

Areas of Research
Stuttering, Motor Speech Disorders, Parkinson's disease, Evidence-based practice


  • Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship, Sep-Dec 2018
  • National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD) 2012-2016
  • Research Institute, Department of Rehabilitation for Sensory Functions, Japan
  • Research Fellow/Guest Researcher
  • Communication Neuroscience Laboratories, University of Kansas, 2011-2012



Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications



2018 - Anugerah Bitara Penerbitan kategori Makalah (Sains Sosial & Sastera)


Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant

Research Grant:

  • Sumitomo Foundation, Grant for Japan-Related Research Project (2017-2018)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Geran Galakan Penyelidik Muda GGPM-2016-070 (2016-2018)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grants-in-Aid for Young Scientists, 2013-2016

Research Collaboration:

  • National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Japan
  • Rockhurst University, USA
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong
  • Kitasato University, Japan
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Macquire University, Australia