A/PROF Adam Vogel

A/PROF Adam Vogel


  • Ataxia (speech, swallowing)
  • Clinical trials (digital biomarkers)
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders, assessment)
  • Frontotemporal dementia (language, diagnosis, speech)
  • Speech (biometrics, acoustics, testing, dysarthria)



  • Adam Vogel PhD leads the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech at The University of Melbourne where his team work to improve speech, language and swallowing function in people with progressive and acquired neurological conditions. He is a recipient of an NHMRC Dementia Fellowship and is Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at The University of Melbourne. He holds PhD in behavioural neuroscience from The University of Melbourne and degrees in psychology and speech science from the University of Queensland, Australia. Adam is a Humboldt Fellow at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Tuebingen Germany. Adam is also Founder and Chief Science Officer of Redenlab Inc, a neuroscience technology company that uses speech and language biometrics to enhance decision making in clinical trials. The Centre for Neuroscience of Speech offers a summer internship each year.   


Member of

  • Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Eberhard Karls Universitt Tbingen, Germany. Humboldt Fellow 2014 -
  • Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic, Eastern Health. Consultant Speech Pathologist 2013 -
  • Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Member 2012 -
  • Bionics Institute of Australia. Honorary Clinical Research Fellow 2012 -
  • Speech Pathology Australia. member 2012 -
  • Australian Speech Science & Technology Association. member 2007 -
  • Cogstate Ltd. Clinical Scientist 2006 -
  • Friedreich Ataxia Clinic, Monash Health. Consultant Speech Pathologist 2006 -
  • Mathematical Institute, Oxford University. Visiting Research Fellow 2014 - 2015
  • Human Communication Sciences Network. member 2007 - 2011
  • National Health Service, London. Paediatric Speech Therapist 2004 - 2006
  • Neurodisability Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Paediatric Speech Therapist 2004 - 2006


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • MSc (SpPth), The University of Queensland 2003
  • BA (Psych), The University of Queensland 2000

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2017
  • Not in List, 2017
  • Boosting Leadership in Dementia Research Fellowship, National Health & Medical Research Council, 2017
  • Career Development Fellowship, National Health & Medical Research Council, 2015
  • Experienced Researcher Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2014
  • Bethlehem-Griffith Young Researcher of the Year, 2013
  • Young Tall Poppy Award (Victoria), 2013
  • New Investigator Award, Australian Speech Science & Technology Association, 2010
  • NHMRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, National Health & Medical Research Council, 2010
  • Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship, National Health & Medical Research Council, 2009
  • New Investigator Award, The Voice Foundation, 2009
  • Lund University, Sweden, University of Melbourne U21 Mobility Scheme: Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • 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