Adjunct Researchers

Susan Hespos is a Professor at the Northwestern University Psychology Department. She leads a research program on understanding our earliest evidence of cognitive capacities in infancy and what changes over development.
Associate Professor Alwin Chuan is an Adjunct Researcher in our Biomedical and Human technologies program. He is a clinician-researcher based in the Department of Anaesthesia, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney.
Associate Professor Dennis Delic is an expert in IC Design and Semiconductor Technologies and a qualified professional Microelectronic/Electronic Engineer with more than twenty-five years commercial electronics/semiconductor industry experience. His current research includes the development of advanced single photon imagers for the sensing of hard to find objects in cluttered environments.
Associate Professor Paul Middleton is a specialist in prehospital and emergency medicine, and has worked as part of prehospital trauma and helicopter critical care retrieval teams in both the UK and Australia.
Dr Rikke Bungaard-Nielsen is an adjunct researcher in our Speech and Language program. Her research interests include speech production and speech perception.
Rikke Louise Bundgaard-Nielsen
Dr Chris Carignan is an Adjunct Researcher in our Speech and Language program. He is a member of Scientific Staff, Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
Antonia investigates infants' and children's abilities to perceive native and non-native speech sounds and is particularly interested in how phonological categories are formed in the first year of life. To get a multifaceted view of the infant's abilities she uses different behavioral (e.g., looking times) and neural (electrophysiological and functional near-infrared spectroscopy) techniques.
Marieke van Heugten is an Adjunct Fellow in the Speech and Language group and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Dr Steffen A. Herff is an adjunct researcher with our Brain Sciences, Music Cognition and Action program. His research is situated at the intersection between Memory, Music, and Neuroscience. These projects range from fundamental memory, learning, and perception research, over social negotiation between musical co-performers and the creation of new compositional tools, to non-invasive and invasive brain imaging in musical rhythm perception as well as brain stimulation to modulate memory encoding. Steffen strongly believes that inter-disciplinary research is the key to tackle complex, multi-faceted research questions.
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
Dr Christine Kitamura is an adjunct researcher in our Speech and Language program. Her research encompasses early speech perception and language acquisition in infancy, infant auditory-visual speech perception, and the role infant directed (ID) ID speech plays in mapping social/emotional and linguistic cues to support language acquisition.
Christine Kitamura
Dr Fanpeng Kong an adjunct researcher with our International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems. His research focuses on adaptive optics for Astronomy, especially wavefront sensing of atmospheric turbulence using the combination of holographic or Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor (WFS) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices.
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 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.