Associate Members

Professor Catherine Best is Chair in Psycholinguistic Research and currently the Director of Research at MARCS Institute. She also is leader of the Speech Production Laboratory at MARCS (AHAA Lab). Her research focuses on how adults’ and infants’ experience with their native language - and even their native regional accent - shapes their perception and production of the phonological elements of spoken words, including consonants, vowels, lexical tones and prosodic patterns.
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Catherine Best
Nicole L. Asquith is an Associate Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice, Co-Director of the Vulnerability, Resilience and Policing Research Consortium, and University Associate with the Tasmania Institute of Law Enforcement Studies.

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Associate Professor Mustapha Taibi is the leader of the International Community Translation Research Group and Editor of Translation & Interpreting. He has been teaching translation, interpreting, semantics, pragmatics and intercultural communication.
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Mustapha Taibi
As a senior lecturer, within the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, predominantly I am teaching, managing projects and conducting research in areas that bring together IT and other sectors (health, manufacturing, business, etc.) in application.
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Anupama Ginige
Dr. Dharmappa (Dharma) Hagare is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental, Sustainability and Risk Engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM). Dharma has over 20 years of academic and 5 years of industrial experience in a wide variety of areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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Dharma Hagare
Dr Gaetano Gargiulo is a senior research lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience research program at MARCS Institute. He has extensive experience in the design, development, test and commercialization of medical devices (bio-potentials recording in particular).
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Gaetano Gargiulo
Dr Liwan Liyanage has been a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics at Western Sydney University. She has a strong passion to integrate statistics/operations and research/mathematics with data base, data management & IT skills to develop real time solutions for real life applications with a focus on providing decision support for decision making.
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Liwan Liyanage
Dr Belinda Ratcliffe is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (Child & Adolescent) in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology. She is passionate about research, teaching and clinical practice, aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Belinda Ratcliffe
Jack Tsonis is a Lecturer in the Graduate Research School teaching research methods in the new Master of Research (MRes) program. He is dedicated to high quality learning and teaching, and makes every effort to foster a trusting and collaborative environment with students. After originally training as a historian, Jack is currently attempting to create a new interdisciplinary academic field called Sauna Studies.
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Jack Tsonis
John R. Taylor is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music Cognition and Computation at the MARCS Institute. John's current project involves developing a personalised music affect recommender system for unfamiliar music.
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John Taylor