Our people

Our people

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Director

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Katherine Demuth

Professor
ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics, Hearing CRC


Phone: +61 2 9850 8783

Katherine Demuth is a Professor in Linguistics and at the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) at Macquarie University, and a Director of the Child Language Lab. She is also a member of the Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD). Demuth's research focuses on Language Acquisition, including studies of both perception...View full profile in our Researcher's database

Deputy Directors

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Dr Titia Benders

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 4154

Titia Benders is a Lecturer in Linguistics and Deputy-Director of the Child Language Lab at Macquarie University. She is also a member of the Macquarie University Phonetics Lab, the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) and the Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD). Benders investigates developing phonological representations at the interface...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Nan Xu

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 9651

My research focuses on Language Acquisition in children (monolingual, bilingual and those with hearing loss) and adult second language learners. I am interested in early bilingual development in pre-schoolers: how children acquire multiple languages, how they develop language competency, and the implications of bilingualism for school readiness. My research has...View full profile in our Researcher's database

Lab members

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Dr Laurence Bruggeman

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics


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Felicity Cox

Associate Professor
ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 8767

Felicity Cox is Associate Professor in the Centre for Language Sciences in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. In 2018 she was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship for the project Multicultural Australian English: The New Voice of Sydney. She is the Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies and convenor of the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mr Ben Davies

Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Department of Psychology, Hearing CRC


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Miss Carmen Kung

Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 6765
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Dr Michael Proctor

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics


Phone: +61 2 9850 4137
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Dr Thembi Dube

Department of Linguistics


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Dr Ivan Yuen

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS), Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics


Lab coordinator

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Dr Isabel O'Keeffe

Department of Linguistics


PhD students

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Miss Rebecca Holt

Department of Linguistics


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Mr Chi Lo

Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Hearing CRC


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Mr Julien Millasseau

Department of Linguistics


Alumni

Tamara Schembri
PhD candidate
Phonology, language models

Nay San
MRes candidate
Psycholinguistics, language acquisition, perception/production

Fabia Andronos
Research Assistant

Qandeel Hussain
PhD candidate
Phonology, loanword incorporation

Pragati Mandikal Vasuki
PhD candidate
Auditory processing, speech in noise, EEG

Sujal Pokharel
MRes candidate
Language acquisition, speech perception and production

Hui Chen
PhD candidate
First language acquisition, phonetics and phonology

Amy Hanna
Research Assistant

Katherine Revius
Lab Coordinator (2014-2016)

Dr Elaine Schmidt
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bilingual acquisition, phonetics/phonology

Simon Gonzalez
PhD candidate
English phonology, world phonological systems

Gretel Macdonald
MRes candidate
Psycholinguistics, language acquisition

Kiri Mealings
PhD candidate
Classroom acoustics, speech perception & production

David Rosson
Research Assistant
Language acquisition, speech perception and production

Amy German
Research Assistant
Language acquisition, bilingualism, perception/production

Alyssa Dyball
MRes candidate
Psycholinguistics, EEG

Mili Mathew
Research Associate
Gesture, prosody, multimodal communication

Joann Tang
PhD candidate
Speech perception and production, MEG

Katya Tomas
PhD candidate

Speech perception, production & language

Samantha Bentink
MRes candidate
Acoustic phonetics, phonology, speech production

Dr Susan Lin
Postdoctoral Research Fellow '11-'13
Macquarie University

Kelly Miles
PhD candidate '10-'13
Macquarie University

Farrah Alameddine
Masters of Research candidate '11-'13
Macquarie University

Jill Thorson
PhD student'13
Brown University

Bronwyn Eley
Undergraduate '11-'13
Macquarie University

Clara Kliman-Silver
Student '08-'09
Brown University '13

Heidi Jiang
Student '08-'09
Brown University '11

Melissa Lopez
Student '07-'09
Brown University '11

Elana Kreiger-Benson
Student '07-'09
Brown University '11

Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong
Student '07-'09
Brown University '11

Matt Vitorla
Student '07-'09
Brown University '11

Melanie Cabral
Lab Manager '08-'09
Grad Student

Clark University

Karen Evans
Student '07-'08
Lab Manager '08-'09
Grad Student

University of Minnesota

Dr. Rachel M. Theodore 
Postdoc '02-'04
University of Connecticut

Dr. Jae Yung Song 
Grad Student '97-'02
Postdoc '02-'04

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Alumni and visitors

Jason Hollowell
Visiting Fellow '18-'19
Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan

Kyoji Iwamoto
Visiting PhD student '18-'19
Waseda University, Japan

 

Alissa Cerny
Student '07-'08
Brown University '09

Annie Tremblay
Visitor '05
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign

Chloe Marshall 
Visitor '05
City University, UK

Christophe dos Santos
Visitor '03
Postdoc, University of Nijmegen

Christelle Dodane
Visitor '06
Grad Student
University of Illinois

Eon-Suk Ko
Visitor '06-'08
SUNY Buffalo

Francina Moloi
Visitor '00
National University of Lesotho

Isabelle Darcy
Visitor '05
Postdoc, University of Potsdam

Jeremy Kuhn
Student '08-'09
Brown University '10

Malillo Machobane 
Visitor '00
National University of Lesotho

Margaret Kehoe
01-'05 Assc. Editor
Journal of Child Language

Matt Adamo
Lab Manager '05-'06
Grad Student, University of Michigan

Melissa Kline
Student '06-'08
Grad Student, MIT

Sara Weschler
Student '08- '09
Brown University '10

Amanda Beaucage
Lab Manager '03-'04
Speech Pathologist, RI

Cecilia Kirk
Postdoc '02-'04
University of Oregon

Christelle Dodane
Visitor '06
University of Montpellier

Claartje Levelt
Visitor '05-'06
Leiden University

David Ellis
Software Engineer, Facebook

Dustin Foley
Student '08- '09
Brown University '09

Erin Conwell
Student '03-'08
Postdoc, Harvard

Jenny Culbertson
Lab Manager '04-'05
Grad Student, JHU

Liz McCullough
Lab Manager '06-'07
Grad Student, OSU

Manuela Barcelos
Lab Manager '01-'03
URI

Matt Masapollo
Visitor '08, '09
University of Michigan

Meghan Patrolia
Visitor '08, '09
University of Michigan

Sandile Gxilishe 
Visitor '04, '05
University of Cape Town

Yvan Rose
Postdoc '01-'02
Memorial University of Newfoundland

 
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