Dr Varghese Peter

Research Program: Speech and LanguageVarghese Peter


I received PhD in Cognitive Science from Macquarie University in 2011. My PhD work investigated the neural processing of prosodic cues in speech and music using electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) under the supervision of Associate Professor Genevieve McArthur. My postdoctoral research at Macquarie University focused on auditory processing in school aged children and objective measure of cochlear implant performance using EEG.

My current research focuses on neural basis of speech perception in typically developing children and children with language impairment.

Research Interests

  • Neural basis of language development and impairmentTemporal dynamics of auditory language processing
  • Auditory psychophysics
  • Brainstem processing of speech sounds
  • Similarities and differences between music and language processing

Qualifications and Honours

  • HEARing CRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2011-2012
  • PhD, Macquarie University, 2011
  • Higher Degree Research Excellence Award- 2010: Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (April 2007- December 2010)
  • Aarti Venkataraman Memorial Gold Medal for I rank in M Sc (Speech and Hearing)
  • M Sc (Speech and Hearing), University of Mysore, 2004
  • B Sc (Speech and Hearing), University of Mysore, 2002


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Speech and Language, MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

Full Publications

For a full listing of my publications please see my personal publications page.(opens in a new window)

Contact Varghese

Email v.peter@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone +61 2 9772 6268
Location Western Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)
Room 3.G.06