Dr. Michael Robb

Dr. Michael Robb Dr. Michael Robb
Professor and Head of School, School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wananga O Waitaha, Christchurch, New Zealand


Michael P. Robb was born in Bay City, Michigan, USA. He received a B.S. degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Western Michigan University. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in speech-language pathology from Syracuse University. He is a clinically qualified Speech-Language Pathologist in the USA and New Zealand. Over the past 25 years, he has held academic posts at the University of Hawaii, the University of Connecticut, and most recently at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published over 90 refereed journal articles and two textbooks. His research expertise is in the area of infant vocal development. He is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. Professor Robb is a Professor and Chair of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury. He is a Member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, and was the past President of the Asia Pacific Society for the Study of Speech, Language and Hearing.

Research Interest

Infant Vocal Development, speech and language development, bilingualism