OUR TEAM

NeuS Director

Staff

  • PhD Students

    Gustavo Noffs, MD

    • Acoustic analysis of speech as a surrogate of neurological status in Multiple Sclerosis. Supervisors: Prof Adam Vogel, A/Prof Anneke Van der Walt, Dr Scott Kolbe, Dr Thushara Perera and Prof Helmut Butzkueven

    Jess Chan, Speech Pathologist

    • Speech Disorders in Huntington’s Disease. Supervisors: Prof Adam Vogel and Prof Julie Stout

    Courtney Lewis, Speech Pathologist

    • Communication and swallowing in Dementia. Supervisor: Prof Adam Vogel

    Camille Paynter, Speech Pathologist

    • A longitudinal study of involvement in healthcare decision making in motor neurone disease: Patient and caregiver perceptions, impact of communication and swallowing difficulties, and quality of life. Supervisors: Prof Adam Vogel, A/Prof Susan Mathers, Dr. Heidi Gregory and A/Prof Madeline Cruice

    Olga Birchall, Speech Pathologist, Ba. App.Sc. (Hons)

    • An Australian Model of Mobile Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (mFEES) for Adults in Residential Aged Care Homes. Supervisors: Prof Adam Vogel, Prof Susan Cotton and Dr Michelle Bennett

    Charissa Zaga, Speech Pathologist, MPH

    • Communication interventions with mechanically ventilated adults in the Intensive Care Unit. Supervisors: Prof Adam Vogel, A/Prof Sue Berney and Prof Rinaldo Bellomo

    Marja Caverlé, BA MSc

    • Phonetic investigations in Frontotemporal Disease. Supervisors: Prof Adam Vogel and Dr Ben Schultz

    Angela Ediriweera

    • Speech perception in Friedreich’s Ataxia – The relationship to speech production & cognition changes. Supervisors: Prof Ramesh Rajan and Prof Adam Vogel
  • NeuS Internships

    2019-20

    Bronte Alston

    • 3rd year student, Bachelor of Biomedicine (Neuroscience Major, Linguistics Minor), University of Melbourne

    Alexia Henson

    • Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences & Spanish), Portland State
      University, United States

    2018-19

    Adriana Psaltis

    2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    2017-18

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    2016-17

    Lucy Farrar

    • 4th year student, Bachelor of Speech Pathology,  La Trobe University

    Caitlyn Conway

    • 2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    2015-16

    Courtney Lewis 

    • Qualified Speech Pathologist - University of Texas, Austin TX, United States

    Alexander O’Sullivan 

    • 4th year student, Bachelor of Speech Pathology,  La Trobe University

    2014-15

    Johanna Castles 

    • 2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    Shira Baum 

    • 4th year student, Bachelor of Speech Pathology,  La Trobe University

    2013-14

    Eleanor Brignell 

    2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    Myfanwy Goode 

    2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    2012-13

    Talia Zyngier 

    • 4th year student, Bachelor of Speech Pathology,  La Trobe University

    Sharon Flitman 

    • 2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    Melissa Kane 

    • 2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    2011-12

    Sophie Brown

    • 2nd year student, Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

    Sarah Katthagen

    • 4th year student, Bachelor of Speech Pathology,  La Trobe University
  • Collaborators

    Asia-Pacific

    • Monash University, Australia
    • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
    • Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
    • The University of Sydney, Australia
    • Bionics Institute, Australia
    • Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
    • Cogstate, Melbourne &  USA
    • The University of Queensland, Australia
    • The University of South Australia, Australia
    • University of Hong Kong, China

    UK/Europe

    • Karolinksa Institute, University in Solna, Sweden
    • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Hertie Institute of Clinical Brain Research, Tubingen, Germany
    • Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome Italy
    • Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
    • Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands
    • University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    • University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
    • City University London, United Kingdom

    Americas

    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
    • University of Texas, Austin, TX, United States
    • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States
    • Centro para la Investigación y Rehabilitación de las Ataxias, Holguin, Cuba
  • Funding
    • Australian Research Council
    • National Health & Medical Research Council
    • Friedreich Ataxia Research Alliance
    • National Ataxia Foundation
    • Telematics Trust
    • National Institutes of Health - Small Business Research
    • CogState Ltd
    • CASS Foundation
    • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
    • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
    • The University of Melbourne
    • Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation
    • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
    • Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation
    • Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen
    • Deutsche Heredo-Ataxie-Gesellschaft