Prof. Denis Burnham

Role: Project Leader

Denis Burnham is inaugural Director of MARCS Institute, UWS (1999-present) and President of the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA, 2002-present).

He conducts research in speech perception (auditory-visual, cross-language, infants, children, adults), special speech registers (to infants, pets, computers, foreigners), language development and literacy, human-machine interaction, and corpus management; has been continuously funded by the Australian Research Council since 1986; and has run various large projects, most recently this HCS vLab, the Big Australian Speech Corpus (Big ASC), the Human Communication Science research network, the Thinking Head Project, and the Seeds of Literacy Dyslexia project.