Simone Graetzer joined V-BAL in 2014 through a NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship. She assists Dr. Hunter to quantify gender-specific voice accommodation strategies used in occupational settings and acoustic environments and to identify patterns in acoustic data that reflect the laryngeal and pulmonary functioning of the aging population.
Dr. Graetzer’s research interests include speech and room acoustics, speech biomechanics and physiology, epidemiology, and aging research (gerontology).
In 2015, Dr. Graetzer was the recipient of a Women in Acoustics Young Investigator Travel Grant, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which is awarded to promising young acousticians. She has been a member of the ASA since 2007.
In early 2013, Dr. Graetzer completed her Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne, investigating the interaction of speech acoustics and biomechanics in coarticulation (primary supervisor: Associate Professor Janet Fletcher). Undertaking research in the Phonetics Laboratory and in the Speech Neuroscience Unit in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, she gained expertise in speech acoustics and lingual biomechanics and strengthened her skills in statistics and data science. Her Ph.D. research on the locus equation (regression) metric as a measure of coarticulation was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Graetzer worked for a year as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and completed the Future Research Leaders Program (Group of Eight Universities, Australia).
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