Research

Cate’s research focuses on how changing the sound of your voice influences other people’s perceptions of you personality. In her doctoral research “The Semiotics of Voice Quality”, she found that controlling different muscle movements in the voice box changes the sound of the voice in such a way that listeners to a speaker thought they were more or less extraverted, neurotic, open, warm and conscientious. This research provides evidence for the common experience of changing your voice to influence other people’s opinion of you.

Current research includes:
  • An investigation of what makes a professional radio broadcaster’s voice different to others
  • What techniques help people change the way they use their voice
  • Whether a simple momentary vocal exercise be used to improve the sound of the voice

Publications

Madill, C & McCabe, P. (in press) Praat. Handbook of Voice Assessment. Yiu, E. & Ma, E. (Eds). Plural Publishing.

Signorelli, M., Madill, C., McCabe, P. & Heard, R. (2011) The Management of Vocal Fold Nodules in Children: A National Survey of  Speech Language Pathologists.
Int J Speech Lang Pathol 13(3):227-38

Madill, C.J., Sheard, C. & Heard, R. (2010) Differentiated vocal tract control and the reliability of interpretations of nasendoscopic assessment. Journal of Voice, May;24(3):337-45. Epub 2009 Aug 5.

McIlwaine, A, Madill, C. & McCabe, P. (2010) Voice Therapy Prepractice and The Principles of Motor learning. Australian Communication Quarterly.12, (1), P 29-32

McCabe, Patricia, Purcell, Alison, Baker, Elise, Madill, Catherine and Trembath, David(2009) ‘Casebased learning: One route to evidence-based practice’, Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 3 (4) Pp 208-219

Walzak, P., McCabe, P. Madill, C. & Sheard, C. (2008) The acoustic effects of actor voice training after 12 months of actor training. Journal of Voice, 22, (3), 300-313 (ISI:  0.953) ISBN :  0892-1997

Madill, C. (2001) Differentiated vocal tract control in the treatment of voice disorders. Australian Communication Quarterly, (3), 59-62.

Madill, C.J., Menzies, R. & Sheard, C. (2001) “What you hear is what you get….. or is it?” Relationships between perceptions of voice quality and personality. In Wilson, L. & Hewat, S. (Eds) Evidence and Innovation. Proceedings of the 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference. Melbourne : Speech Pathology Australia, 45 – 52.

Book Chapters

  • Madill, C., & McCabe, P. (2013). Current Voice Research in Australia: Instrumental analysis of professional voice users. In E. Yiu & E. Ma (eds) Multilingual Voice Intervention. Plural Publications; San Diego.
  • Madill, C., & McCabe, P. (2013). Analysis of professional voice users in the clinical setting. In E. Yiu & E. Ma (eds) International Perspectives on Voice Disorders. Multilingual Matters; Bristol UK. (ISBN -13: 978-1-84769-873-5  http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698735
  • Madill, C. & McCabe, P. (2011) Ch 18, Acoustic Analysis using freeware: PRAAT. Pp 231-251. In E.Ma & E.Yiu (eds). Handbook of Voice Assessments. Plural Publications; San Diego. ISBN 1-59756-364-2
  • Madill, C. (2011) Spoken Voice Raining Research – An Australian Perspective. Voice and Speech Across Culture and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training Knight, D. (Ed) Voice & Speech Trainers Association. Philadelphia ISBN 978-0-9773876-3-2

Peer Reviewed Publications and Journal articles

  • Warhurst S, McCabe P, Heard R, Yiu E, Wang G, & Madill, C (2014) Quantitative Measurement of Vocal Fold Vibration in Male Radio Performers and Healthy Controls Using High-Speed Videoendoscopy. PLoS ONE 9(6): e101128. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101128 (Impact:3.730)
  • Stone, D.,McCabe,P., Palme, C.E., Heard, R., Eastwood, C., & Madill, C. (In Press – accepted  May 2014). Voice Outcomes Following Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Early Glottic Cancer – Considering Signal Type and Smoothed Cepstral Peak Prominence. Journal of Voice. (Impact: 1.555)
  • Chan, A., Madill, C. & McCabe, P. (2013). The Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in the Management of Functional Voice Disorders in Adults: A National Survey of Speech Language Pathologists.  International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 15(3): 334–344 (Impact: 0.318) ERA A,  PMID 23642210  doi: 10.3109/17549507.2013.783110.
  • Warhurst, S., McCabe, P. & Madill, C. (2013). What Makes a Good Voice for Radio: Perceptions of Radio Employers and Educators. Journal of Voice. 27 (2) 217- 224 (Impact: 1.555) PMID 23159029 doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2012.08.010
  • Warhurst, S., McCabe, P., Yiu, E., Heard, R. & Madill, C., (2013) Acoustic Characteristics of Male Commercial and Public Radio Broadcast Voices. Journal of Voice 27 (5) 655 e1-7 (Impact: 1.555). PMID 23891323. DOI 10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.04.012
  • Warhurst, S., Madill, C., McCabe, P. Heard, R. & Yiu, E. (2012). The Vocal Clarity of Female Speech-Language Pathology Students: An Exploratory Study Journal of Voice. 26, 63-68. (Impact: 1.555 3 citations) PMID: 21439779 doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2010.10.008
  • Signorelli, M. Madill, C. & McCabe, P. (2011).The Management of Vocal Fold Nodules in Children: A National Survey of Speech Language Pathologists. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology. 13(3): 227–238. DOI: 10.3109/17549507.2011.549570 (Impact: 0.318: 2 citations). PMID: 21381977
  • McIlwaine, A. Madill, C. & McCabe, P. (2010). Voice Therapy Prepractice and the Principles of Motor Learning. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing.12 (1) 29-35 (Impact not rated)
  • Madill, C., Sheard, C. & Heard, R. (2010) Differentiated vocal tract control and the reliability of interpretations of nasendoscopic assessment. Journal of Voice Volume 24, 3, Pp 337-345(Impact: 1.39, 1 citation) PMID: 21439779 doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2010.10.008
  • McCabe, P., Purcell, A., Baker, E., Madill, C, & Trembath, D. (2009). Case based learning: One route to evidence based practice. Evidence-based Communication Assessment and Intervention. 3 (4) 208 – 219(Impact not rated; 4 citations)
  • Madill,C. (2001) Differentiated vocal tract control in the treatment of voice disorders. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing., (3), 59-62. (Impact: not rated) ERA B
  • Walzak, P., McCabe, P. Madill, C. & Sheard, C. (2008). The acoustic effects of actor voice training after 12 months of actor training. Journal of Voice. 22 (3) 300- 313 (Impact: 1.555, 16 citations). PMID: 17512170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2006.10.006