Professor Jeesun Kim

Research Program: Multisensory Communication


Professor Jeesun Kim's research interest is in the information processing that occurs in face-to-face communication. Her research involves measuring/analysing properties of auditory speech and facial movements (visual speech) of talkers in various communication conditions and testing how such conditions impact on speech production and perception.

Starting with an ARC IREX fellowship (2000), Jeesun has been awarded various national and international fellowships. In 2001 she was awarded a prestigious National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship, in 2002 an ARC APD fellowship, and in 2006 an ARC QEII fellowship.

Her research has led to collaboration with engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, as well as other psychologists in Australia and overseas (e.g., Germany, Finland, France, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain & UK). She contributes to her research field by her membership on academic committees and as a reviewer for academic journals.

Research Interests

  • Discovery Project Grant (ARC) Davis, C., Kim, J., & Hazan, V. “Investigating the characteristics of older adults' conversation behaviour”
  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Hazan, V., Kim, J. & Davis, C. "Speech communication in older adults: an acoustic and perceptual investigation"
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Grant (DFG) Mixdorff, H. & Kim, J. "Analysis and modeling of auditory-Visual prosody in dialogs"
  • Discovery Project Grant (ARC) Kim, J., Davis, C. & Cooke, M. "Understanding speech in noise: linking perception and computation"
  • Discovery Project Grant (ARC) Kitamura, C., Kim, J. & Bailly, G. "Motherese by ear and eye: infant perception of visual prosody"

Qualifications and Honours

  • PhD, University of New South Wales
  • MSc, University of New South Wales
  • MA, Korea University
  • BA, Korea University


For a full listing of my publications, please see my Western Sydney University profile page.(opens in a new window)

Contact Jeesun

Phone +61 2 9772 6856
Location Western Sydney University Westmead campus
Room U.5.28