Hamish is a recent recipient of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellowship. He is interested in all aspects of how the mind perceives and builds up a representation of the outside world. He has a Bachelor of Cognitive Science (hons) from the University of Western Australia, and a PhD in neuroscience from Swinburne University. His research interests include:
1) The development of EEG-based objective measures of hearing. These can be used to detect and diagnose hearing problems in infants, improve the fitting of cochlear implants and hearing aids, and also have uses in e-heath for remote fitting of hearing devices.
2) Understanding the variability in outcomes between people who gain a great deal of benefit from their hearing devices, and the many people who gain little to no benefit.
3) Improving the enjoyment that cochlear implant recipients get from listening to music through their hearing device.
Perceiving sounds properly is crucial for communication and function in complex social, education, and work environments.
Hamish is always interested in hearing from potential PhD students who are interested in working in the area of translational hearing research (especially if you have an interest in EEG, psychophysics, and speech or music perception!). Please get in touch any time if you want to discuss potential supervision.