Our research and publications


The Michael Palin Team regularly presents at conferences within the UK and internationally. This page lists our main conference presentations each year. Many of these will result in proceedings papers which will be listed in the publications page.

Coming up in 2021


12th Oxford Dysfuency Conference, 6th-9th January, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 the 12th ODC has been postponed. Join the MPC team and colleagues from around the world at this convivial conference in the heart of Oxford at the start of the new year. Find out more at the conference website.

Past conferences



Croatia Stuttering Symposium, Cavtat, Croatia 19-22 May.

  • Sharon Millard and Elaine Kelman were invited keynote speakers. They presented on the rationale and challenges of working with young children who stutter, with a particular focus on Palin PCI.


American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Orlando, Florida 21-23 November.

  • Elaine Kelman was part of an expert panel by invitation of the American Speech and Hearing Association.



International Conference on Stuttering, Rome.

  • Elaine Kelman: masterclass on designing treatment for adolescents who stutter
  • Dr Sharon Millard: keynote presentation on therapy for school-age children who stutter
Elaine Kelman and Sharon Millard
Elaine Kelman and Sharon Millard


The International Fluency Association World Congress, Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Ali Berquez and Elaine Kelman: post-conference workshop on Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Kevin Fower: research paper exploring factors that drive change using the COM-B model
  • Elaine Kelman, Sharon Millard and Ali Berquez: clinical discussion paper on supporting parents in helping their young child who stammers using Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Kevin Fowler presenting COM-B
Kevin Fowler presenting COM-B

Association Española de Logopedia, Foniatria y Audiologia Conference, Granada, Spain.

  • Kevin Fower: clinical paper on Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (Palin PCI)


American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Sharon Millard: invited speaker on SIG-4 panel discussion -“Instead of Debating Differences Across Stuttering Treatments, Let’s Discuss the Commonalities”
  • Elaine Kelman and Sharon Millard: clinical paper on Palin Stammering Treatment for School Children (Palin STSC).
Our research and publications

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