I am a Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics within the College of Arts and Social Science at the Australian National University. Before joining ANU in 2021, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, based in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne and affiliated with the University of Melbourne Phonetics Laboratory and 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 focus is the phonetics of Nafsan and related Southern Oceanic languages of central Vanuatu. For my doctoral research, I investigated the phonetics and phonology of Lopit, an Eastern Nilotic language of South Sudan. I maintain an interest in research on the phonetic characteristics of English varieties in Australia, and in creole languages of the Pacific and Africa. I have also been involved in developing the Linguistics Roadshow, an educational and engagement program for high-school students.