Felicity Cox is Associate Professor in the Centre for Language Sciences in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. She is the Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies and convenor of the Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences program. She has 30 years’ experience in teaching and research in phonetics and phonology and is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the Australian English accent. She has published extensively on the phonetic characteristics of the variety with a particular focus on its history, evolution and variation. Her main research interests include the phonetic and phonological analysis of sound change, the acquisition of phonology, and sociophonetics. She is a member of the International Phonetic Association, the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association and the Australian Linguistic Society.