Research Program: Multisensory Communication
As an audiologist, my research mainly focuses on studying auditory processing in human brain. I use various neurophysiological (EEG, MEG) methods to study auditory and auditory-visual processing in brain.
My doctoral research at Macquarie University, Sydney investigated the maturation of auditory and visual event-related potentials across adolescence. My postdoctoral research included studying auditory processing using MEG methods in typically developing preschoolers and children & adolescents with autism.
Interdisciplinary research with colleagues nationally and overseas has looked into letter-sound integration using EEG based methods in children with dyslexia, investigating the effects of meditation on brain processing and studying face-perception using novel EEG methods.
- Life span changes in auditory processing (Maturation and Ageing)
- Auditory psychophysics; Speech perception
- Cochlear implants and Hearing aids
- Auditory processing in developmental disorders
Qualifications and Honours
- PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney (2011)
- MSc Audiology, BSc Speech & Hearing; All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore (2001-2007)
- Higher Degree Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, 2010
- Best Poster, 16th Australasian Human Development Association conference, Adelaide, July 2009
- "Aarthi Venkataraman Memorial Gold Medal", MSc Audiology, University of Mysore 2007
- "Sri Venkatesha Murthy Gold Medal", BSc Speech & Hearing, University of Mysore 2004
- Young Scientist Award, 36th Annual conference of Indian Speech and Hearing Association, Mysore 2004
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Multisensory Processing, MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University
- MARCS-EEG lab group moderator, Western Sydney University
For a full listing of my publications, please see my Western Sydney University profile page.(opens in a new window)