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Professor of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

Lyndsey Nickels is a Research Speech Pathologist and Professor at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. She has been conducting research for the past 20 years on the nature, causes and treatment of different types of language difficulty. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.


  • 2012–present
    ARC Future Fellow, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
  • 2006–2012
    NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University


  • 1992 
    Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK., PhD (Psychology)
  • 1983 
    Reading University, Reading, UK., BA (Hons) Linguistics and Language Pathology (Speech Therapy)