A/PROF Adam Vogel

A/PROF Adam Vogel


  • Ataxia
  • Frontotemporal dementia (Communication and swallowing)
  • Neuromuscular speech disorders
  • Speech brain marker
  • Speech science
  • 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 Career Development 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 along two broad themes: (1) improving communication and swallowing in people with progressive neurological disorders (eg. dementia, ataxia); (2) using objective markers of speech to guide decision making about brain function in both clinical medicine and drug development (eg. alertness, drug use, hearing impairment, depression, neurodegenerative diseases).

    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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Additional Grant Information

  • 2014-2016 ARC Linkage Grant. LP130100026. Tonal language development in Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking children with cochlear implants (CIA Vogel)
    2015-2016 Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation (Canada) (CIA Vogel)
    2015-2016 Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, DZNE (Germany) (CIA Vogel)
    2014-2015 Deutsche Heredo-Ataxie-Gesellschaft (Germany) (CIB Vogel)
    2014-2016 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. Experienced Researcher Fellowship (Germany) (CIA Vogel)
    2013-2015 ARC Discovery Grant. DP130101900. Discovering the developmental trajectory of lexical stress production (CIC Vogel)
    2012-2015 ARC Linkage Grant. LP120200223. Sleep and speech: objectively monitoring the residual effects of sleep promoting compounds (CIA Vogel)
    2011-2014 ARC Linkage Grant. LP110200119. Determining the individual, community and societal impacts of compensable injury in Australia (CIB Vogel)
    2014-2020 ARC Centre of Excellence. 140100095. Dynamics of Language. (AI-Vogel)
    2015-2019 NHMRC. Career Development Fellowship (CIA Vogel)
    2011-2015 NHMRC. Training Fellowship. (CIA Vogel)
    2015-2016 ARC Centre of Excellence: Initiative & Transdisciplinary Grants (CIB Vogel)
    2015 The University of Melbourne, MDHS Establishment Grant (CIA Vogel)
    2015 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Piloting an SMS method for stuttering data collection (CIC Vogel)
    2015 St Vincent’s Research Endowment Fund. Using objective measures of tremor severity to identify optimal deep brain stimulation targets (CIE Vogel)
    2013-2014 The University of Melbourne. International Research and Research Training Fund (CIA Vogel)
    2013 Bethlehem Griffith Research Foundation. Early Career Award (CIA Vogel)
    2013 The University of Melbourne. Dyason Fellowship (CIA Vogel)
    2012 The University of Sydney Bridging Support Grant. The Development of Speech Production: Focus on Prosody (CIC Vogel)
    2012 Aca   


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

  • 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

  • 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