Lab Members

Dr Simon Carlile
Head, Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory Head & Associate Professor
Discipline of Physiology & The Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney
Research interests: spatial hearing, virtual auditory space, novel algorithms for assistive listening devices, immersive listening environments in gaming systems


Ms Heather Kelly
Research Officer
Discipline of Physiology & The Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney
Research interests: processes driving listener accommodation to altered spectral cues, the role selective attention in spatial hearing


Mr Johahn Leung
Research Engineer / Teaching Staff / PhD Candidate
School of Medical Sciences (Physiology), The University of Sydney
Research interests: auditory motion perception, dynamic multisensory integration, signal detection theory, generation of high-fidelity virtual auditory space, schizoaffective disorders


Yosef Nacach
PhD Candidate
School of Medical Sciences (Physiology), The University of Sydney
Project focus: use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a means of exploring the neural basis of synesthesia


Emily Orchard-Mills
PhD Candidate
School of Psychology, The University of Sydney
Project focus: early crossmodal interactions between vision and audition


Imran Dhamani
PhD Candidate
Department of Linguistics (Audiology), Macquarie University
Project focus: development of novel diagnostic test battery for auditory processing disorders in children


Alex Fox
MSc Candidate
School of Medical Sciences (Physiology), The University of Sydney
Project focus: combinatorial effect of monaural and binaural cues on the perception of relative distance between auditory stimuli


Narayan Sankaran
MSc Candidate
School of Medical Sciences (Physiology), The University of Sydney
Project focus: perception of moving stimuli in reverberant virtual auditory space


Kapilesh Balachandar
Honours Candidate, BMedSc
Faculty of Science (Physiology), The University of Sydney
Project focus: use of sensory-motor feedback to facilitate accommodation to perturbed spectral cues


Shannon Locke
Advanced Undergraduate
School of Psychology, The University of Sydney
Project focus: perceptual adaptation in tracking the velocity of moving virtual sound sources


Chris Davey
Advanced Undergraduate
School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering (Biomedical), The University of Sydney
Project focus: development of analytical methods to explore the integrated effects of pinna shape alteration on perceptual acoustics and free-field sound localisation

Major Collaborations

Dr David Alais
Associate Professor
School of Psychology, The University of Sydney
Research interests: cross-modal (particularly audio-visual) perception


Mr Rick Ballan
Honorary Associate
Discipline of Physiology & The Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney
Research interests: mathematical modeling of pitch perception


Dr Virginia Best
Research Scientist
National Acoustic Laboratories
Research interests: effects of sensorineural hearing loss on spatial hearing, simulation of real-world environments for psychophysical testing


Professor André van Schaik
Head, Bioelectronics and Neuroscience Research Group
MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
Research interests: neuroscience, neuromorphic engineering, integrated circuit design, psychophysics


Dr Craig Jin
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney
Research interests: spatial-audio perception and coding, computational models of the human auditory system, auditory scene analysis, neuromorphic spike computation