I’m a postdoctoral research associate with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, based in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. I’m also a member of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language.
My main research interest is the intersection of experimental phonetics and language documentation, and I am particularly interested in languages of Africa, Australia and the Pacific. My current primary research project focuses on the phonetics of Nafsan, a Southern Oceanic language of Vanuatu. For my PhD research, I investigated the phonetics and phonology of Lopit, an Eastern Nilotic language of South Sudan. I also maintain an interest in research on the phonetic characteristics of English varieties in Australia, and in creole languages of the Pacific and Africa.
Recently, I have been involved in developing the Linguistics Roadshow, an educational and engagement program for high-school students.