Speech and swallowing in Movement Disorders

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Adam Vogel vogela@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

  • Multiple Sclerosis, speech, tremor and neuroimaging
  • Rehabilitation for swallowing / speech deficits in hereditary ataxia syndromes
  • Neural correlates of speech in Friedreich ataxia
  • Huntington's disease, speech and swallowing
  • Deep Brain Stimulation and speech
  • Animal models of ataxia
  • Motor Neurone Disease, communication and care planning


  • Jessica Chan, PhD Candidate
  • Megan Keage, PhD Candidate
  • Matthew Poole, PhD Candidate
  • Sandra Rojas, PhD Candidate
  • Marja Caverle, PhD candidate


  • Prof Martin Delatycki, Dr Louise Corben, Dr Rachel Burt (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia)
  • Prof Colette McKay, Prof Hugh McDermott, Dr Thushara Perera (Bionics Institute, Australia)
  • Dr Ellika Schalling (Karolinksa Institute, Sweden)
  • Dr Matthis Synofik & Prof Dr Ludger Schöls (Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Science, Tübingen, Germany)
  • Dr Thanasis Tsanas (Oxford University, UK)
  • Dr Gabrielle Todd (University of South Australia)
  • Prof Awan Shaheen (Bloomberg University, USA)
  • Dr Maria Luisa Scattoni (NIH, USA & Rome)
  • Dr Anneke Van der Walt, Dr Mark Walterfang (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia)
  • Prof Luis Velázquez-Pérez (CIRAH, Cuba)


  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation (Canada)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen
  • DZNE
  • Deutsche Heredo-Ataxie-Gesellschaft
  • St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Bethlehem Griffith Research Foundation

Research Group

Neuroscience of Speech

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Sensory Neuroscience, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Audiology and Speech Pathology

Unit / Centre

Neuroscience of Speech