Greig de Zubicaray

I completed my Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology at UQ in 1995, followed by a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2001. My Ph.D. fMRI experiments were conducted with the Neuroimaging Research Group at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. Much of my research addresses how fMRI may be used to inform and constrain models of cognitive processes, especially language and memory. Other areas of interest include disorders of memory and language, neuroimaging methods, imaging genetics, and neuropsychological assessment.

Katie McMahon
Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF)

I completed my Ph.D. in MR Physics in 1999. I'm the Deputy Director and principal pulse sequence programmer on the Siemens MRI systems at the Herston Imaging Research Facility. I have broad research interests in fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and sodium imaging.

Postdoctoral fellows

'Verena Pritchard
Verena completed her PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and has extensive experience as a developmental psychologist working on longitudinal cohorts examining neurodevelopmental and educational outcomes in children.

Kylie Wall
Kylie completed her PhD in Speech Pathology in 2017 at UQ, and has extensive experience as a clinical Speech Pathologist working in adult neurosciences, with a particular interest in Virtual Reality.

Postgraduate students

Carly Hood
Carly joined us from the University of Queensland, where she completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). Her project is investigating long-term speech and language outcomes in survivors of childhood posterior fossa tumours with lesion-symptom mapping techniques. She is co-supervised by Prof Angela Morgan (Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne) and Dr Sonia Brownsett (UQ).

Valeriya Tolkacheva
Valeriya joined us from the University of Groningen, Netherlands where she completed her M.Sc., European Master in Clinical Linguistics. Her project is investigating statistical regularities in language and the role of the right hemisphere in comprehension and production. She is co-supervised by Dr Sonia Brownsett (UQ).

Matteo Mascelloni
Matteo joined us from the University of Osnabrück, Germany and University of Trento, Italy where he completed his joint Masters degree in Cognitive Science. His project is investigating the electrophysiology of language production using scalp and intracranial EEG. He is co-supervised by Dr Vitoria Piai (Radboud University, Netherlands) and Prof Catherine Liegeois-Chauvel (Cleveland Clinic, USA).

Emma Ward
Emma's investigating action language production using psycholinguistic and TMS methods.

Junko Toraiwa
Junko completed Masters degrees in linguistics and neuroscience, respectively, from the University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Edinburgh, UK. Her project is investigating language processing in bilingualism, supervised by Associate Professor Renata Meuter of the School of Psychology and Counselling.

And the dearly departed...

Samuel Hansen
Sam's project examined mechanisms of self-monitoring in speech production and was co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Jenny Burt. He graduated in June 2020.

Sonia Brownsett
Sonia joined us from Alex Leff's group at University College London (UCL), where she completed her PhD on a computer-based therapy targeting auditory discrimination deficits and used fMRI to investigate how ‘non-language’ areas of the brain are important in the rehabilitation of aphasia. She is now at UQ, but continues to collaborate with us!

Hanna Gauvin
Hanna joined us from Ghent. Her work with us ranged across several projects including neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and psycholinguistic methods. Hanna has commenced her new Marie Curie Fellowship at Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Kori Ramajoo
Kori was with the Lab for 10 years. She's now relocating to Sydney fo her next big adventure with her new family.

Baptiste Couvy-Duchesne
Baptiste joined us from the University of Rennes, France. His neuroimaging genetics project was co-supervised by Dr. Margie Wright of the Queensland Brain Institute. He is now an NHMRC CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

Lachlan Strike
Lachlan's neuroimaging genetics project was co-supervised by Dr. Margie Wright of the Queensland Brain Institute.

Anaïs Llorens
Anaïs was awarded a France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) program Early Career Fellowship to join us as part of a collaboration with Xavier Alario's group in Marseille. She is now in Oslo, Norway.

Sophia Van Hees
Sophia's project was entitled "Mapping the Brain Mechanisms of Naming Treatment Post-Stroke", co-supervised by Assoc. Prof David Copland. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the Language Processing Lab at the University of Calgary.

Benjamin Sinclair
Ben joined us from Imperial College London. His neuroimaging genetics project was co-supervised by Dr. Margie Wright of the Queensland Brain Institute.

Harrison Veith
Harrison's thesis examined mechanisms of lexical access in speech production and was co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Ross Cunnington of the Queensland Brain Institute.

Katharina Saß

While in the lab, Katharina's postdoctoral research focussed on the neurocognitive interaction of emotion and cognition with the aim of identifying possible neural networks of multimodal integration during speech production. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the Neuromodulation of Emotion Research Group at the University of Bonn.

Carly Mayberry
Carly completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology and is now working in London.

Douglas Fraser

Doug is now working at UQCCR.

Gabriella Blokland

Gabriella went on to a postdoc at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at Maastricht University.

Emily Moseley

Emily returned to Washington University to complete her graduate studies.

Natasha Postle
Natasha is now employed at the Redcliffe-Caboolture Child and Youth Mental Health Service as a clinical neuropsychologist.

Sarah Gay

Sarah returned to PHELMA to complete her biomedical engineering studies.

Julia Hocking
Following her postdoc at the lab, Julia has moved to Griffith University

Mark Strudwick

Following the award of his doctorate, Mark is pursuing his research interests in traditional Chinese medicine and medical imaging.

Christina Sveller
Christina is now Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist at the Yarra Ranges Health SACS in Victoria after completing her research project that involved developing a protocol for fMRI studies of language lateralisation in children.

Chloe Najac

Chloe has returned to France and is a PhD student in NMR Spectroscopy at MIRCen, CEA.

Marjorie Villien

Marjorie returned to Grenoble to complete her biomedical engineering studies and is now a Research Fellow in Radiology at the Harvard Medical School.

Jan Hoffman

Jan returned to Hamburg to complete his biomedical engineering studies.

Andrew Hockey
Andrew graduated with his Masters in Philosophy in December 2006.

Matt Eastburn

Matt Eastburn is a biomedical engineer who is now with BrainLAB, a commercial company.

Emma Bendall

Emma was an RA in the lab.

Lina Lorenz

Lina returned to Hamburg.

Susanne Schnell

Susanne Schnell completed her Masters thesis followed by her Ph.D. in Jürgen Hennig's lab in Freiburg, Germany. She is currently working in Chicago.

Caroline Dumanoir
Caroline is in Spain, the last time we heard!