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, an Associate Professorship in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at The University of Melbourne and a Humboldt Fellowship based at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Tübingen Germany.

Adam is chief science officer and founder of Redenlab, a US-Australian biotech company. Redenlab provide speech testing solutions to guide decision-making in clinical trials and health research.

Clinical training and practice

Adam holds a PhD in behavioural neuroscience from The University of Melbourne and degrees in psychology and speech pathology 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, the Australian Speech Science & Technology Association and the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Research

Adam is director of 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, illicit drug use, hearing impairment, depression, neurodegenerative diseases).

The Centre for Neuroscience of Speech offers a summer internship each year. For PhD opportunities see examples of topics on the right of this page.