Researchers

Professor Paul Breen's 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.
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.
Professor Caroline Jones is a researcher within the Brain Sciences Program. Caroline’s research interests are in language development, language teaching and learning, language technology, and language issues in health, including early assessment and intervention and communication with elderly people.
Professor Jeesun Kim is a researcher in our Multisensory Communication research program. Her research concerns information processing in face-to-face communication and involves measuring/analysing properties of auditory speech and facial movements (visual speech) of talkers in various communication conditions, and how such conditions impact on speech production and perception.
Jorge Serrador is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director, Higher Degree Research, at the MARCS Institute. He has a PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology specialising in brain blood flow regulation and is an expert in vestibular function and the vestibular and cardiovascular system's interaction.
Associate Professor Jorge Serrador
Associate Professor Mark Antoniou is the Research Program Leader of the Speech & 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.
This cognitive scientist is researching how we bring memories to mind, and what kinds of external cues or prompts can enhance our access to memories to improve cognitive and psychological wellbeing.
Gabrielle is a Associate Professor in Psychological Science in the School of Psychology. She is currently conducting research examining associative learning and classical conditioning processes in human participants and the role that associative learning and memory play in the acquisition of likes and dislikes.
Dr Ruth Brookman is a researcher and clinical psychology registrar, and an academic member of the MARCS Institute's Lifespan Labs. Her clinical experience and research interests cover the lifespan. She is particularly interested in supporting well-being and social interactions between people with dementia and their caregivers.
Dr Shi Min April Ching is a postdoctoral research fellow with research interests in multisensory integration and non-conscious processing.
Dr Sandra Garrido studies how arts-based interventions can affect our mood, emotions and wellbeing. Her research has provided the evidence for effective programs and tools that use music to improve mood and quality of life for young people with depression and older people with dementia.
Dr Steffen won a three-year ARC DECRA to further research imagination, music, and how they interact.His current research is situated at the intersection between Memory, Music, Imagination, Information Sampling, and Neuroscience.
Dr Ruby Lipson-Smith is an environmental psychology and healthcare researcher with a particular interest in sub-acute healthcare environments, especially rehabilitation and residential aged care. Her research challenges how healthcare buildings and programs are designed and used, their purpose, and the impact they have on users' experience, behaviour, health, and cognition.
Dr Mark Richards is an associate research fellow in Language Technologies for Education. Mark's research centres on language revitalisation and language learning. He is interested in the role of technology in scaffolding and supporting language learning. He is currently undertaking a review of recent research into the use of technology in the context of language learning to identify features of different technologies that research suggests provide benefits for learning. He is also consulting as widely as possible with Aboriginal communities and other language learners to inform the development of learning tools to support sustainable language revitalisation.
Dr Joyce Siette is currently leading a program of research combining psychology, social psychiatry and public health to identify the social risks, causes and consequences of risk factors on dementia. Her research vision is to maximise the real-world value of research on reducing dementia risk, and to move us towards optimally effective digital interventions to support healthy lifestyles and quality of life in older adults.