Adjunct Researchers

Dr Rikke Bungaard-Nielsen is an adjunct researcher in our Speech and Language program. Her research interests include speech production and speech perception.
Dr. Anthony Chmiel is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in cognitive psychology, music, and wellbeing. At MARCS he is working on the ARC Discovery Project "Maintaining active minds and bodies through older adult music education" with Prof. Roger Dean, Dr. Jennifer MacRitchie, and Prof. Kate Stevens. Anthony also works on the MoodyTunes app for mental health, and the Music For Dementia website.
Dr Dominique Estival joined the Institute as a project officer for AusTalk, the largest and most comprehensive Australian (and international) audio-visual speech data collection.
Dr Clair Hill is a researcher within the Speech and Language Program. Clair’s research explores cross-cultural and individual variation in semantics and storytelling. There are two central threads in her work: an exploration of the interaction between language, cognition and culture, and collaborating with communities to translate this research into useful language documentary and revitalisation.
Dr Marina Kalashnikova is an adjunct research fellow in our Speech and Language program. Her research focuses on the early processes of lexical acquisition, and the relationship between early linguistic, social, and cognitive development.
Marina Kalashnikova
Associate Professor Mayuresh Korgaonkar is a NHMRC Career Development Research Fellow, the Director of Brain Dynamics Centre at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney Medical School. He has a strong interest and expertise in developing magnetic resonance imaging techniques and analyses in application to psychiatric and neurological disorders.
Christa Lam-Cassettari is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney (AUCS), and Clinical Trial Coordinator for an NHMRC funded partnerships project awarded to Professor Valsamma Eapen and colleagues entitled Watch Me Grow Integrated Approach – WMG-I: Changing practice to improve universal child health and developmental surveillance in the primary care setting.
Dr Jennifer MacRitchie is a Senior Research Fellow in Health and Wellbeing in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and a member of MARCS Music Cognition and Action program. Her research focus is on developing and conducting research with community and industry partners around the health and wellbeing benefits of music.
Dr Yatin explores brain/neural mechanisms underpinning auditory and multisensory processing from developmental and ageing perspectives. He uses neurophysiological methods such as Electroencephalography (EEG), behavioural and objective cognitive measures to investigate his research goals.
Dr Karen Mulak is an Adjunt Researcher and is Health Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her academic work explores the processes behind real-world language processing, which can contain considerable variation and noise.
Dr Sylvie Nozaradan is an adjunct research fellow in our Music Cognition and Action program. She is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Neuroscience of UCLouvain (Belgium). Her research focuses on how the activity of the human brain synchronizes to musical rhythm.
Dr Sylvie Nozaradan
Dr Nigel Nettheim is an adjunct researcher in our Music Cognition and Action program. In 2011, his book entitled "How Musical Rhythm Reveals Human Attitudes, An Annotated Translation by Nigel Nettheim" was published.
Dr Nigel Nettheim
Dr Madeleine Radnan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Assistant working across projects involved in autobiographical memory processes across the lifespan, memory tools, older adult music education to support wellbeing, and communication between older adults in residential care.
Dr Eline Smit is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Lifespan Language Learning. Eline works with Professor Paola Escudero’s ARC Future Fellowship project.
Dr Thakur has been trained by world leaders in the field of neuromorphic engineering, and his research expertise lies in neuromorphic computing, mixed-signal VLSI systems, computational neuroscience, probabilistic signal processing, and machine learning. His research interest is to understand the signal processing aspects of the brain and apply those to build novel intelligent systems.
Dr Lyn Tieu is one of our school-based researchers and a Senior Research Fellow in the Education and Aspirational Change Theme (School of Education). Her research interests include child language acquisition, formal and experimental linguistics, semantics of gesture and the interaction between language and music processing.
Lyn Tieu