Alumni

Rhonda Aboultaif

  • Title: PhD Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
Samra Alispahic PhD Graduate (WSU Node)

Samra Alispahic

  • Title: PhD Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: MARCs Institute

Recent Publications

  1. Acoustic distance explains speaker versus accent normalization in infancy

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Karen Mulak, and Samra Alispahic. 2014. "Acoustic distance explains speaker versus accent normalization in infancy". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

  2. Difficulty in discriminating non-native vowels: Are Dutch vowels easier for Australian English than Spanish listeners?

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Paola Escudero, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Difficulty in discriminating non-native vowels: Are Dutch vowels easier for Australian English than Spanish listeners?". In Proceedings of Interspeech 2014, Christchurch.

  3. Is more always better? The perception of Dutch vowels by English versus Spanish listeners

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Paola Escudero, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Is more always better? The perception of Dutch vowels by English versus Spanish listeners". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

Christina Atay Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Christina Atay

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: Queensland Brain Institute

Christina currently holds a conjoint position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Complex & Intelligent Systems Research Group (Prof. Janet Wiles) and the Queensland Brain Institute, both at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the effects of neurological disorders on communication abilities, with an emphasis on technologies that can assist in the identification and management of communication impairments. Her projects aim to develop novel smartphone-based technologies for the remote monitoring of voice, speech and communication in people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and in healthy individuals. At CoEDL, Christina works under the supervision of Prof. Helen Chenery and Janet Wiles, collaborating with CoEDL members Daniel Angus (UQ) and Adam Vogel (UMelb) and CoEDL affiliates Jacki Liddle (UQ), David Ireland (CSIRO) and Erin Conway (ACU).

Timothy Brickell Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Timothy Brickell

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape/Archiving
Lydia Byrne PhD Graduate (UQ Node)

Lydia Byrne

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
Matthew Carroll PhD Graduate (ANU Node)

Matthew Carroll

  • Title: PhD Graduate (ANU Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: University of Surrey
Jiyoun Choi PhD Graduate (WSU Node)

Jiyoun Choi

  • Title: PhD Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: Hanyang University, Seoul
Claudia Cialone PhD Graduate (ANU Node)

Claudia Cialone

  • Title: PhD Graduate (ANU Node)
  • Program: Learning
Don Daniels Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)

Don Daniels

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: University of Oregon
Greg Dickson Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Greg Dickson

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Shape
Samantha Disbray Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)

Samantha Disbray

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: University of Queensland
Sally Dixon PhD Graduate (ANU Node)

Sally Dixon

  • Title: PhD Graduate (ANU Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: Universitat Jena, Germany
Daniela Diedrich PhD Graduate (UM Node)

Daniela Diedrich

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: University of Melbourne

Topic: A Grammar of Paku, a Language of Central Kalimantan Supervisors: Nick Thieberger, Rachel Nordlinger, Sander Adelaar Daniela did her undergraduate studies at the University of Cologne and La Trobe University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 2010. Her Honours research focused on the phonology of Tombulu, a Minahasan language spoken in North Sulawesi, which ignited a keen interest in Austronesian linguistics. Daniela’s PhD research is concerned with the documentation of Paku, a highly endangered Southeast Barito language spoken in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. She works with speakers to compile a grammar, a dictionary and texts in order to not only preserve the language but also the cultural heritage for future generations. Of particular interest in Paku are the harmony systems in the phonology as well as the at times complex verbal morphology. As a member of the Southeast Barito language family, Paku is closely related to Malagasy and the documentation of the Bornean Southeast Barito languages will hopefully contribute to research into the migration of the Malagasy.

Gautier Durantin Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Gautier Durantin

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: IBM Interactive, France
Cris Edmonds-Wathen Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Cris Edmonds-Wathen

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
Jaydene Elvin PhD Graduate (WSU Node)

Jaydene Elvin

  • Title: PhD Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: California State University, Fresno

Recent Publications

  1. Comparing acoustic analyses of Australian English vowels from Sydney: Cox (2006) versus AusTalk

    Bibliography

    Jaydene Elvin, and Paola Escudero. 2014. "Comparing acoustic analyses of Australian English vowels from Sydney: Cox (2006) versus AusTalk". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

  2. Spanish is better than English for discriminating Portuguese vowels: acoustic similarity versus vowel inventory size

    Bibliography

    Jaydene Elvin, Paola Escudero, and Polina Vasiliev. 2014. "Spanish is better than English for discriminating Portuguese vowels: acoustic similarity versus vowel inventory size." Frontiers in Psychology, Language Sciences. 5 (1188)

Tom Ennever

  • Title: MPhil Graduate (UQ Node)
  • Program: Shape
Amit German MPhil Graduate (WSU Node)

Amit German

  • Title: MPhil Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Learning
Amy Gibson PhD Graduate (UQ Node)

Amy Gibson

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
Jennifer Green Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Jennifer Green

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: University of Melbourne

Jennifer Green is a linguist in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and a member of RUIL (the Research Unit for Indigenous Language). Green has worked in Central Australia since the mid 1970s documenting Indigenous languages, cultural history and visual arts. She has researched and compiled two major dictionaries: Alyawarr (Green 1992) and Central & Eastern Anmatyerr (Green 2010); co-authored The Town Grew up Dancing: The Life and Art of Wenten Rubuntja (Rubuntja & Green 2002) and collaborated on many language documentation projects, including recent work on Indigenous sign languages with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (http://iltyemiltyem.com/sign/). Her recently published book, Drawn from the Ground: Sound, Sign and Inscription in Central Australian Sand Stories (Cambridge University Press, 2014), examines the way multiple semiotic systems work together in the narrative practice of ‘sand drawing’. She has recently been awarded an ARC DECRA award to conduct further research on the ways that Indigenous sign languages are used in Australia.

Scott Heath Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Scott Heath

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
Darja Hoenigman Former Research Associate (ANU Node)

Darja Hoenigman

  • Title: Former Research Associate (ANU Node)
  • Program: Shape
Peter Hurst Former Research Associate (UM Node)

Peter Hurst

  • Title: Former Research Associate (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
Martin Ip PhD Graduate (WSU Node)

Martin Ip

  • Title: PhD Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: Western Sydney University
Ivan Kapitonov PhD Graduate (UM Node)

Ivan Kapitonov

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UM Node)
  • Program: Learning
Heather Kember Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)

Heather Kember

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: Hunter Institute of Mental Health, within NSW Health

Heather Kember completed her PhD at the University of Sydney with Dr Karen Croot. This work used the tongue twister methodology to examine segmental, tonal, and prosodic production in Mandarin Chinese. Since then, she has been a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University. There she investigated prosodic production in two different populations who may struggle with spoken intelligibility (speakers with dyarthria and second language learners of English). In both of these populations she examined prosodic knowledge and control, and designed intervention studies aimed at improving intelligibility (measured both acoustically and perceptually). She worked with Professor Anne Cutler examining cross-linguistic prosodic processing.

Sebastian Lecrampe Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Sebastian Lecrampe

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
Amit Malegaonker Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Amit Malegaonker

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: University of Hertfordshire
John Mansfield Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

John Mansfield

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: DECRA, University of Melbourne
Caroline McKinnon PhD Graduate (UQ Node)

Caroline McKinnon

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: University of Queensland
Karen Mulak Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)

Karen Mulak

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: University of Maryland

Karen finished as a Post Doc with WSU Node on the 5th January 2018 and has started her new postdoctoral position at the University of Maryland with Prof. Rochelle Newman.

Recent Publications

  1. Acoustic distance explains speaker versus accent normalization in infancy

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Karen Mulak, and Samra Alispahic. 2014. "Acoustic distance explains speaker versus accent normalization in infancy". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

  2. Difficulty in discriminating non-native vowels: Are Dutch vowels easier for Australian English than Spanish listeners?

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Paola Escudero, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Difficulty in discriminating non-native vowels: Are Dutch vowels easier for Australian English than Spanish listeners?". In Proceedings of Interspeech 2014, Christchurch.

  3. Is more always better? The perception of Dutch vowels by English versus Spanish listeners

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Paola Escudero, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Is more always better? The perception of Dutch vowels by English versus Spanish listeners". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

  4. Magnitude of phonetic distinction predicts success at early word learning in native and non-native accents

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Catherine Best, Christine Kitamura, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Magnitude of phonetic distinction predicts success at early word learning in native and non-native accents." Frontiers in Psychology, Language Sciences. 5 (1059)

Sophie Nicholls Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)

Sophie Nicholls

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
Ola Olsson Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Ola Olsson

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
Jia Hoong Ong PhD Graduate (WSU Node)

Jia Hoong Ong

  • Title: PhD Graduate (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
David Osgarby MPhil Graduate (UQ Node)

David Osgarby

  • Title: MPhil Graduate (UQ Node)
  • Program: Shape
Uta Reinöhl Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)

Uta Reinöhl

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: Universität zu Köln
Hannah Sarvasy Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)

Hannah Sarvasy

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)
  • Program: Learning
  • Institution: DECRA, Western Sydney University
Stefan Schnell Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Stefan Schnell

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: University of Bamberg
Matthew Spike Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)

Matthew Spike

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (ANU Node)
  • Program: Evolution
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
Anna Stephen Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Anna Stephen

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape/Learning

Anna Stephen has lived and worked in the Northern Territory for 8 years. She has recently completed a PhD exploring the environmental and social determinants of otitis media (OM) in Aboriginal children living remotely. Her work with Jill Wigglesworth for COEDL will focus on creating educational resources and programs to improve phonological awareness and literacy in Aboriginal children with OM and associated hearing loss. She is very excited about collaborating with researchers from COEDL and believes that interdisciplinary collaborations are essential to improving the care and services for Aboriginal children with OM.

Anna held two post-doctoral positions with the Centre of Research Excellence for the Dynamics in Language and the Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. She has skills in both quantitative and qualitative research, conducting clinical trials and writing systematic reviews to Cochrane standards.

Hywel Stoakes Former Research Associate (UM Node)

Hywel Stoakes

  • Title: Former Research Associate (UM Node)
  • Program: Processing
Jill Vaughan Former Research Fellow (UM Node)

Jill Vaughan

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UM Node)
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Paul Vrbik Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Paul Vrbik

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
Jason Weigel PhD Graduate (UQ Node)

Jason Weigel

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: GovHack
James Whang Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)

James Whang

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (WSU Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: IDeaL/Saarland University

Mengyue Wu

  • Title: PhD Graduate (UM Node)
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: University of Melbourne
Yvonne Yu Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)

Yvonne Yu

  • Title: Former Research Fellow (UQ Node)
  • Program: Technology
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  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University