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Professor Anne Cutler

BA, Dip Ed, MA (Melbourne), PhD (Texas), FASSA, HonFAHA

Elected: 2009

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Psycholinguistics


Anne Cutler is Research Professor at the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, former Director, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen.  Her research centres on the recognition of spoken language, in particular how adult processing of speech is exquisitely adapted to suit the native language (making for great efficiency in listening to the native language, but notable difficulty in listening to structurally different foreign languages).


  • 1976 – 1982       Research Fellow, University of Sussex, UK
  • 1982 – 1993       Research Scientist, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, UK
  • 1993 – 2012       Director, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • 2013 –                Distinguished Professor, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
    • Member Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Academy of Science)
    • Member, Academia Europaea
    • Member, Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
    • Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (USA)
    • Foreign Member, American Philosophical Society
    • Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
    • Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities (Honorary FAHA)

Fellow of the Royal Society


1999 Spinoza Prize

2014 ISCA Medal


Cutler, A (2012) Native Listening.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press


Email: a.cutler [at] uws.edu.au

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