Leadership

Professor Kate Stevens is the Institute Director. She is also a researcher in our Music Cognition and Action research program and a member of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology. As a cognitive psychologist, her research focuses on temporal cognition and the psychological processes in creating and performing music, and contemporary dance and application of experimental methods to evaluate complex systems and human-computer interaction.
Professor Peter Keller is our Director of Research, MARCS Institute and the leader of our Music Cognition and Action research program and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow. His research aims at understanding the behavioural and brain bases of human interaction in musical contexts, specifically the cognitive and motor processes that enable ensemble musicians to coordinate with one another.
Peter Keller
Associate Professor Caroline Jones is a researcher in Speech and Language. Her research focuses on how we can increase the success and sustainability of Aboriginal language revitalization initiatives, how we can improve early language assessment and intervention, and what strategies support communication with elderly people. Caroline is Director of Impact & Engagement for MARCS and a Research Theme Champion for the University.
Caroline Jones
Dr Manuel Varlet is a senior research lecturer in our Music Cognition and Action program. His research iinvestigates the perceptual-motor processes underlying human performances and their changes throughout life, with expertise and pathologies, using behavioural, neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods.
Manuel Varlet
Professor André van Schaik is the Director of the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems. His research focuses on neuromorphic engineering and computational neuroscience.
André van Schaik
Professor Chris Davis is the leader of our Multisensory Communication research program and studies information processing involved in human communication. His research is guided by three themes: multisensory processing, human processing of linguistic complexity and cross-language and developmental comparisons.
Chris Davis
Dr Mark Antoniou is the Research Program Leader of our Speech and Language Program. He is an expert in bilingual language processing, and his research addresses the interaction between language experience and other cognitive systems, and understanding individual differences between learners.
Researcher Profile
Paul is the Research Program Leader of Biomedical and Human Technologies research program. His research focuses on bioelectronics and neuroscience and his interests involve investigating the potential of subsensory electrical noise as a treatment for the loss of sensory function.