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 universityís 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. Chuís 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. Dr. Chuís clinical work deals with the treatment of children with stuttering, speech-language delay, and adults suffering with motor speech disorders.
Her research interests involve understanding the speech motor control and quantification of speech motor performance in typical and disorders population. The focus on this research has been directed at developing assessment tools for patients with Parkinsonís disease and stuttering. Most recently, her specific interest has involved examining the social participation and quality of life in patients with communication disorders. Additionally, her recent research focuses on evaluating clinical management of motor speech disorders and evidence-based practice among Asiaís allied health professionals.