Frontotemporal dementia (Communication and swallowing)
Neuromuscular speech disorders
Speech brain marker
Swallowing disorders (Dysphagia)
Associate Professor Adam Vogel leads the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech at The University of Melbourne where his team work towards improving speech, language and swallowing function in people with progressive and acquired neurological conditions. He is a recipient of an NHMRC Dementia Fellowship, a senior role in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at The University of Melbourne and a Fellowship based at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Tübingen Germany.
He holds PhD in behavioural neuroscience from The University of Melbourne and degrees in psychology and speech science from the University of Queensland. He is an honorary speech therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital London, where he undertook his early clinical training and continues to work as consultant speech pathologist for the Friedreich Ataxia Clinic in Melbourne. His group have strategic clinical research alliances with the Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic, the Calvary Health Service Bethlehem, the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. Adam's work has been recognised through awards from the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation (Young Researcher of the Year), and the Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
Adam directs the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech (NeuS), an interdisciplinary group that conducts research aiming to improve communication and swallowing in people with progressive neurological disorders (eg. dementia, ataxia).
The Centre for Neuroscience of Speech offers a summer internship each year.
A/Prof Adam Vogel heads the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech
Honors, Masters and PhD research projects are available in the following areas:
1. Treatment for swallowing problems in ataxia
2. Fronto-temporal dementia, speech, language and treatment
3. Depression, speech and clinical markers of brain function
4. Neural correlates of speech in Friedreich ataxia
5. Huntington's disease, speech and swallowing
6. Swallowing function in Spinocerebellar ataxia Type 2 (data collection undertaken in Cuba)
7. Stigma of speech disorder
8. Communication in mouse models of degenerative disease
9. Quantifying speech in ataxia using acoustic analysis in a supervised statistical machine learning framework