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CSN-RH leadership team

Director: Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky

I joined UniSA in 2014 from the University of Marburg, Germany. Prior to my appointment as Professor of Neurolinguistics in Marburg, I headed the Max Planck Research Group "Neurotypology" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

My research primarily focuses on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. I am interested in developing neurobiologically plausible models of language and the brain, i.e. models that respect current knowledge about brain structure and function rather than being based primarily on linguistic or cognitive considerations.

A further hallmark of my research is that I am passionate about linguistic diversity as a key to understanding the neurobiology of language. My research aims to illuminate basic mechanisms of information processing and how they are implemented by the brain. 

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students

  • Louise Kyriaki 
  • Zachariah Cross 
  • Daniel Rogers 
  • Kate Riggall 
  • Isabella Sharrad 
  • Li (Lena) Zou 
  • Matthew Hendrickx 
  • Amanda Santamaria 
  • Caitlin Howlett (affiliate HDR member)*
  • Benjamin Volmer (affiliate HDR member)*

*note two HDR students listed as “affiliates”. These are students whose principal supervisors are affiliate members of the CSN-RH, who are co-supervised by full members of the CCSN, and whose research interfaces directly with the work of the concentration.