Research Students

Julie’s thesis title is "Cognitive ageing and hearing under difficult circumstances"

Yeshwanth Ravi Theja Bethi
Yeshwanth’s thesis title is "Reinforcement learning using spiking neural networks and event-based sensors"
Priyanka’s thesis title is "Automatic Real-Time Recognition of Objects in Photos and Videos on Edge Devices".
Arwen Blackwood Ximenes
Arwen is undertaking a Masters degree, investigating the relationship between acoustic an articulatory variation in vowels.

Cecile Bouvet
Cecile's thesis title is "Auditory-motor entrainment: behavioural and cerebral dynamics".

Ruth Brookman 2
Ruth's thesis title is "Depression and anxiety in the postnatal period: An examination of maternal speech, the mother-infant interaction and infant developmental outcomes"
Hossein Moeinzadeh
Matt's thesis title is "Trust in Human Autonomy Teaming"
Simon's thesis title is "Dis/liking genre, artist and work in the discovery of new music: developing a model for the predictive recommendation of unfamiliar recorded music"
Anita Collins
Juqiang's thesis title is "Cognitive Factors in Perception and Imitation of Thai Tones by Mandarin versus Vietnamese Speakers".
April Ching
April's thesis title is "Nonconscious Auditory-Visual Interactions in Speech".

Leo Chong
Leo's thesis title is "Binocular rivalry and unconscious information processing".


Ian Colley
Ian’s thesis title is "Visual and Somatic Cues in Musical Ensemble Synchronization".

Felix Dobrowohl
Felix's thesis title is "Generation of perceptible events by means of timbral transformation".
Sami’s thesis title is "Neuromorphic Perception for Greenhouse Technology"
Sarah Fenwick
Sarah's thesis title is "The role of visual information on the perceptual assimilation of non-native speech".


Yassien Frej 2
Yassine's thesis title is "Perception and Production of Arabic Word-final Segmental Length Contrast".
Gareth's thesis title is "The cognition of tonality in microtonal scales"
Martin Ip
Martin’s thesis title is " Universal and Language-specific in Speech Perception: The Case of Prosody".


Daniel Hochstrasser
Daniel's thesis title is "Is Visual Speech? An investigation of timing and form on the N1 and P2".

Titus Jayarathna
Titus' thesis title is "Targeting therapy for Sleep Apnoea: A Novel Personalised Approach".
Kate's thesis title is "Contributing to the evidence base of the OZI-SF (Short Form) for multilingual children in South Western Sydney in the context of MECSH"
Sonya Prasad
Sonya's thesis title is "A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Talker Familiarity on Speech Intelligibility by Native and Non-native Australian English Listeners".
David Karpul
David's thesis is titled "Evaluation of the use of Sub-sensory Electrical Noise Stimulation as Therapy for Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with HIV-Infection".
Yanping Li
Yanping is an HDR student in our Speech and Language program. Her Thesis title is "Effects of High versus Low variability training on Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Tones".
Sally Longmore
Sally's thesis is titled "Something in the Air".
Irena's thesis title is "The role of Infant-directed speech in language development in babies with hearing loss."
Peta Mills
Peta's thesis Title “Underlying Social, Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Joint Action”.


Hossein Moeinzadeh
Hossein's thesis title is "Biomedical Data Analysis".
Patti Nijhuis
Patti's thesis title is "The relationship between cortico-muscular measures and synchronization performance to complex multimodal rhythms".
Anita Paas
Anita’s thesis title is "Errors in joint musical action".

S.P
Samalika’s thesis title is "A turn-key neuromorphic solution for deep learning".
Gloria Escobar 2
Gloria's thesis title is "Bridging the gap between domain-general cognitive processes and word learning in monolingual and bilingual children".
Tanya Pritchard
Tanya's thesis title is "Acquired Automatic Affective Responses and the Contribution of Associative and Cognitive Processes to their Acquisition and Time Course".
Anjilkurri Rhonda Radley
Maddie is in our Speech and Language research program and her thesis title is "Usefulness of Gesture as Teaching Modality to learn the Gathang Language."
Maddie is in our Music Cognition and Action research program and her thesis title is "Time Travelling with Technology (TTT): The effect of technology enhanced reminiscence therapy on engagement and carer relationships of people with dementia in aged care facilities."
Nicholas' thesis title is "Exploring Space Situational Awareness with Neuromorphic Event-Based Sensors".


Mark’s thesis title is "An investigation into the role of song in facilitating the acquisition of complex morphology in an Australian Aboriginal language".
Jacqui's thesis title is "Non-contact sensor for monitoring peripheral haemodynamics in patients with diabetes"

Stacey Sherwood
Stacey's thesis title is "Social knowledge in the production and perception of linguistic variation"
Elham Shabani Varaki
Elham's thesis title is "Hemodynamic Monitor for Rapid, Cost-effective Assessment of Peripheral Vascular Function".
Simone Simonetti
Simone’s thesis title is "Auditory, Visual and Auditory-visual spoken emotion recognition in young and old adults".


Research Student
Ram's thesis title is "Computational Approaches to Musical Auditory Processing".
Saeed Afshar
Michael's thesis title is "Social attitude prediction from multimodal expressions of affect across age and culture".

Eline's thesis is titled "Affective evaluation of major and minor chords from an unfamiliar musical system".
Jessica Tan
The title of Jessica's thesis is "Audiovisual Speech Perception in Infants With and Without Hearing Impairment".


Jesse Tran
The title of Jesse's thesis is Visualising Speech and Language of Children and Caregivers.

Nicole Traynor 2
Nicole's thesis title is "The role of affect and infant-directed speech on infants’ early word learning".
Tina White 2
Tina’s thesis title is “Early word recognition and perceptual adaptation across regional English accents by Arabic-L1 children in Australia” .
James Wright 2
James is a Research Student in our Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience (BENS) program. His thesis title is "Interfaces with the Somatosensory System".
Sarah Wright 2
Sarah's thesis title is "The effects of code-switching on executive functioning in early and late bilinguals".
Jia Ying
Jia’s thesis title is "Articulatory, Acoustic and Perceptual Characteristics of Laterals in Lebanese Accented English".


Jenny Zeng
Jenny's thesis title is "Infants’ Cue Weighting in Speech and Music Rhythm Perception".
Jenny's thesis is titled "Prosody and Prediction in English and German".