I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Phonetics and Phonology in 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 the Pacific, Africa, and Australia. My current primary research project focuses on the phonetics of Nafsan, a Southern Oceanic language spoken in Vanuatu, and has recently extended to the sound systems of other languages in Central 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.