My research is in articulatory and acoustic phonetics, and my work has focused on many different languages, including the European languages English, French and Russian and the Australian languages Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Yanyuwa and Yindjibarndi. More recently I have also worked on languages of Africa and Asia - Goemai, Makasar, Lisu, Kannada and Malayalam.
I am currently an executive member of the permanent council of the International Phonetic Association. I have previously served on the executive of the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, and on the Australian Research Council College of Experts. I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Phonetics (published by Elsevier), having previously served as Associate Editor for this journal; and I am currently the Editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association (published by Cambridge University Press), with special responsibility for the Illustrations of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
I arrived at LaTrobe in 2005, following postdoctoral positions in speech communication and cognitive sciences at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France; at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and at Western Sydney University. Prior to that I completed undergraduate degrees in music (pianoforte), modern languages (French, Italian and Russian) and linguistics at the University of Melbourne. I did my postgraduate training in phonetics at Macquarie University.