Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Dr Susan Foster-Cohen


Susan has been Director of the Champion Centre since 2004. She combines this role with teaching a course in children's language acquisition at the University of Canterbury and research in collaboration with the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. She also supervises graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and the Department of Linguistics. Her current research focuses on the language development of children with developmental disabilities in the context of their non-linguistic development. She welcomes national and international invitations to collaborate in research projects that can help advocate for children with disabilities.


BA(Ling, Engl), CertEd, PhD(Ling, Psych)