Dr Liquan Liu

Research Program: Speech and Language


I received my PhD in 2014 from Utrecht University. My PhD research was concerned with the effect of multilingualism on child language development. I am currently working at Babylab in Kingswood campus collaborated by School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the MARCS institute.

My research interests lie in the multi-dimensional effects of multilingualism on infant and child development. I am also interested in the relationship between nature and nurture, and the roles of internal (e.g., initial biases, learning mechanisms and developmental disorders) and external factors (e.g., exposure) on infant and child development. I use a variety of different behavioural and neural measures.

Research Interests

  • H11383 - The early processing of sounds
  • H11387 - The development of culture in infancy and adulthood

​Qualifications and Honours

  • PhD, Utrecht University, 2014
  • MPhil, Utrecht University, 2010
  • BA, East China Normal University 2004


Lecturer - School of Social Science and Psychology


My publications can be found here.

Contact Liquan

Phone+61 2 4736 0005
LocationWestern Sydney University - Kingswood campus