Dr Anne Dwyer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Program: Speech and Language


Anne joined the MARCS team in 2010 as a research assistant in the MARCS BabyLab, and she completed her PhD in MARCS in 2017. Her PhD thesis examined the home language environments of young infants through the period when they were learning to talk, to find out how language experiences at home differed amongst young infants from varying family backgrounds, and how those differences were related to later language development. Anne’s current research interests centre around supporting early child language development.


Anne is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Infancy, working with Professor Denis Burnham in the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) on projects examining the effects of hearing loss on infant speech perception.

She is also a research officer at MARCS, working with Associate Professor Caroline Jones in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language on projects focused on supporting children's language outcomes in a range of contexts.

She is also involved in Sydney Speaks – a project modelling variation and change in the pronunciation of English varieties spoken in Sydney, Australia.


  • PhD Psychology, Western Sydney University, 2017
  • B.Psychology (Hons 1), Western Sydney University, 2013

Contact Anne

Phone+61 2 9772 6021
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)