Paola is a Professor at The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development and a Chief Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (ARC CoEDL). She started at Western Sydney University in January 2011, after a research position at the University of Amsterdam and a Visiting Assistant Professorship at the University of California in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on speech and visual processing in diverse populations, including monolingual and multilingual infants, young children, and adults as well as zebra finches.
Paola's research is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CE140100041) and by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT160100514)
Australian Research Council Future Fellow