Chief Investigators

Professor Chris Davis is the Director, Higher Degree Research, 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 Paola is research professor in Linguistics and Director of Research at The MARCS Institute. Her work focuses on speech and visual processing in diverse populations, including monolingual and multilingual infants, young children, and adults as well as zebra finches.
Professor André van Schaik is the Director of the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS). His research focuses on neuromorphic engineering and computational neuroscience.
Professor Andre Van Schaik
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.
As leader of BabyLab, Professor Susan Hespos runs a research program on understanding the earliest evidence of cognitive capacities in infancy and what changes during development.
Jorge Serrador is Professor of Biomedical Engineering 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 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.
Gregory Cohen is an Associate Professor in neuromorphic systems and the Deputy Director of the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University. He leads the neuromorphic algorithms and space applications for ICNS.
Associate Professor Gregory Cohen
Associate Professor Celia Harris 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.
Associate Professor Manuel Varlet is a senior research lecturer in our Music Cognition and Action program. His research investigates the perceptual-motor processes underlying human performances and their changes throughout life, with expertise and pathologies, using behavioural, neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods.