Alumni

2015 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Janise FarrellTraining L2 Speech Segmentation with Word-Spotting
Dr Richard SalmonAvatars, Agency and Performance: The Fusion of Science and Technology in the ArtsDepartment Coordinator - Design, Web, App's & Interactive Technologies;

Program Chair - Interactive Technologies; National Module Coordinator - CIU110, SAE Creative Media Institute

2014 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Alison Creighton Play Songs and Lullabies: Features of Emotional Communication and Developing Mother-Infant Attachment
Dr Josephine Terry Implicit Learning of Complex Auditory Temporal Structures with Even and Uneven Meters Research Assistant, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University
Dr Staci Vicary Visual Memory for Human-Action Form and Motion-Based Processing in Action Recognition Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Brunel University, London

2013 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Ming-Wen Kuo Low Frequency Gain Compensation in Directional Hearing Aids for Mandarin Listeners
Dr Runchun (Mark) Wang Building Blocks for Electrical Neural Networks Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

2012 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Rachel Bennetts The Role of Familiarity and Movement in Face Recognition Research Assistant, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University
Dr Erin Cvejic It's not Just what you say, but also how you say it: Exploring the Auditory and Visual Properties of Speech Prosody Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
Dr Karen Mulak The development of phonologically specified word forms Research Assistant, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

2011 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Bronson Harry Attention and Recognition: The Role of Overt and Covert Attention in Explicit and Subliminal Face Processing Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
Dr Benjawan Kasisopa Reading without Spaces between Words: Eye Movements in Reading Thai

 Research Officer, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

Dr Natalie Morrison Attentional Resourcing: The Role of Cognitive Complexity and Cognitive Load Masters of Clinical Psychology student, University of New South Wales
Dr Kirk Olsen Perceptual Bias and Loudness Change: An Investigation of Memory, Masking and Psychophysiology Research Officer, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University
Dr Nathan Perry A Reduced Processing Approach to Decision Support for Improving the Decisions of Less-Experienced Incident Commanders Lecturer, School of Psychology, Western Sydney University
Dr Damien Smith Lexical Tone and Perceptual Training: Implications for Children with Cochlear Implants Medical Student, University of Sydney

2010 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Mark Antoniou One Head, Two Languages: Speech Production and Perception in Greek-English Bilinguals Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago
Dr Elizabeth Beach The Effect of Spectral Tilt on Infants' Speech Perception: Implications for Infants with Hearing Loss Research Psychologist, National Acoustic Laboratories
Dr Shaun Halovic Perceiving Emotions through the Kinematics of Gait and the Influence of Adaptation Aftereffects Research Officer and Tutor, Western Sydney University
Dr Jemma Harris Testing a Mechanism for the Assessment of Operators' Cognitive Skills in Advanced Technology Environments Research Associate, Macquarie University
Dr Christa Lam-Cassettari The Influence of Infant Hearing Loss on Mother-Infant Interaction: Implications for Infant-Directed Speech, Responsiveness and Vocabulary Development Postdoctoral Fellow, National Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham
Dr Ben Morrison Profiling the Profiler: Exploring the Role of Cues in the Development of Expertise within the Domain of Offender Profiling NSW Police Force, as an essential precursor to a position in Forensic Psychology
Dr Khazriyati Salehuddin The Acquisition of Numeral Classifiers by Malay Children Lecturer, School of Language Studies, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia

2009 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Rikke Bundgaard-NielsenThe Role of L2 Vocabulary Expansion in the Perception and Production of Australian English Vowels by Adult Native Speakers of JapanesePostdoctoral Fellow, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University
Dr Tim ByronMusic Processing Of Pitch And Temporal Information In Relational Memory For MelodiesMoved to Queensland, writing, singing and seeking postdoctoral appointment in music psychology
Dr Lidija Krebs-LazendicEarly Vs. Late Serbian-English Bilinguals' Responses To Australian English VowelsPostdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales
Dr Mark MilicPsychosemiotics: Communication As Psychological ActionConsultant Psychologist, Psychways Pty Ltd
Dr Robert SazdovCompositional Approaches In Multi-Channel Electroacoustic Music Based On Ecologically Valid Perceptual ExperimentsLecturer, Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, University of Limerick
Sonia WilkeAuditory Manipulation Of Visual PerceptionsIn London, applying for UK-based doctoral programs in music and IT
Dr Nan XuTones And Vowels In Cantonese Infant Directed Speech - Hyperarticulation During The First 12 Months Of InfancyPostdoctoral Fellow, The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

2008 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Arman Abrahamyan Attentional Capture Of Emotional Static And Dynamic Hand Gestures And Faces: The Effect Of Valence In A Novel Stroopbased ParadigmResearch Associate, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
Dr Mary BroughtonMusic, Movement And Marimba: Solo Marimbists' Bodily Gesture In The Perception And Production Of Expressive PerformanceLecturer in Percussion, School of Music, The Australian National University
Dr Dogu ErdenerDevelopment Of Auditory -Visual Speech Perception In Young ChildrenLecturer, Psychology Program, Middle East Technical University, North Cyprus
Dr Iris-Corinna SchwarzSpeech Perception, Phonological Sensitivity, And Articulation In Early Vocabulary DevelopmentAssistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Dr Nicole LeesVocalisations With A Better View: Hyperarticulation Augments The Auditory-Visual Advantage For The Detection Of Speech In NoiseGrant Project Manager, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University
Dr Barbara SchwanhauBer Lexical Tone Perception And Production: The Role Of Language And Musical BackgroundPostdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences (iLabs), University of Washington
Dr Bettina Stevanovic The Effect Of Learning On Pitch And Speech Perception: Influencing Perception Of Shepard Tones And McGurk Syllables Using Classical And Operant Conditioning Principles.Tutor, School of Psychology, Western Sydney University
Dr Wendy VlismasThe Effects Of Music And Movement On Mother-Infant InteractionsInfant Music and Movement Consultant, Brisbane

2007 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Sean CowardChoking Under Pressure: The Effects Of Auditory Subliminal Psychodynamic Activation On Male Competitive PerformanceSenior Community Researcher, CHOICE
Dr Renee Glass The Audience Response Tool (Art): The Impact Of Choreographic Intention, Information, And Dance Expertise On Psychological Reactions To Contemporary DanceConsultant, PTG Global
Jessica Hartcher-O'Brien Approaching The Underlying Mechanisms Of The Auditory Precedence Effect Using Masking TechniquesDoctoral student, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

2006 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr David BrennanPerceived Ratio Relationship Between The Frequencies Of Tones And Infratones: An Experimental Investigation Of Great Base TheoryLecturer, School of Psychology, Western Sydney University
Dr Brett MolesworthExperiential Training And Risk Management Behaviour Amongst PilotsLecturer, Dept of Aviation, University of New South Wales

2005 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Karen MattockPerceptual Reorganisation For Tone: Linguistic Tone And Nonlinguistic Pitch Perception By English Language And Chinese Language InfantsResearch Council UK Fellow, Department of Psychology, Fylde College, Lancaster University

2003 Graduates

PhD Student Thesis Title Position
Dr Dogu ErdenerThe Role Of Visual Face Information And Orthography In L2 AcquisitionLecturer, Psychology Program, Middle East Technical University, North Cyprus
Sue RossiterTinnitus and CognitionSenior Child Development Officer, Blacktown City Council
Dr Michael TylerOrthography, Phoneme Awareness And The Measurement Of Vocal Response TimesLecturer, School of Psychology, Western Sydney University