Birth of our brand new BabyLab at Kingswood - Friday 9 October 2015

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology(opens in a new window) are pleased to introduce our newest infant research facility, BabyLab at Kingswood.(opens in a new window)

BabyLab at Kingswood logo 

Join us to launch our new BabyLab and for a series of academic talks to showcase world leading infancy research.


Friday 9 October 2015


The Playhouse, Western Sydney University, Kingswood Campus, Second Ave Kingswood(opens in a new window)

Detailed Event Programme

10.00am - 12.00pmMorning celebration: Food and entertainment for local families who take part in BabyLab research
1.00pm - 1.30pmOfficial Launch: Western Sydney University Vice Chancellor and Mayor of Penrith
1.40pm - 2.20pmPublic Lecture: Professor Anne Cutler, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University
2.25pm - 4.20pm

Academic Program as follows:

2.25pm - Dr Karen Mattock [School of Social Sciences & Psychology, Western Sydney University]

2.40pm - Sharlene Vlahos [Education Coordinator, Karitane]

3.15pm - Professor Greg Leigh [RIDBC Renwick Centre and University of Newcastle]

3.30pm - Associate Professor Evan Kidd [Australian National University, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language]

3:45pm - Dr Teresa Ching [National Acoustic Laboratories in Australia]

4.05pm - Dr Jenny Richmond [Early Learning Lab, University of New South Wales]

4.20pm - Distinguished Professor Anne Castles [Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University]

4.40pm - 6.00pmPoster session with drinks and canapés

Poster Session

If you wish to submit a poster, please submit a title and brief abstract (200 words) to


To RSVP to the event, please email Rachel Lee at or contact 02 9772 6313.