Central Sensory Processes Lab: Lab Members

Lab Members

Julia Campbell - Laboratory Director

Julia Campbell, Ph.D, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA - Laboratory Director

Julia Campbell received an Au.D. in 2009 from the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2015, she received the combined triple Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin, and affiliated with the Institute for Neuroscience. Julia uses electrophysiology and source localization methods to better understand cortical network plasticity in typical and atypical sensory function. She has published research in PLoS ONE, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and Clinical Neurophysiology, among others.

Mashhood Nielsen - Laboratory Manager

Mashhood Nielsen, B.S. - Laboratory Manager

Mash began managing the lab in 2018 while earning his Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a second year Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) candidate at the University of Texas. His research interests include the effects of stimulants on tinnitus perception, as well as tinnitus suppression in cochlear implants. Mash has been published in the American Journal of Audiology. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving and riding his motorcycle.

Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson, B.S. - Graduate Research Assistant

Katie is a fourth-year Au.D. student from Prattville, Alabama with a B.S. in Communication Disorders & a minor in Spanish from Auburn University. She is co-heading a study examining peripheral and central mechanisms related to variability in speech perception in background noise in young adults with normal hearing. Katie is currently completing her externship at the Chicago Hearing Society.

Kasey O'Hara

Kasey O'Hara, B.S. - Graduate Research Assistant

Kasey graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Spanish. She is currently in her fourth year of the Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) program at the University of Texas. Kasey is co-heading a study examining peripheral and central mechanisms related to variability in speech perception in background noise in young adults with normal hearing.

Lauren Ralston

Lauren Ralston, B.S. - Graduate Research Assistant

Lauren completed her Bachelor’s Degree at The University of Texas at Austin Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently a third year student in the Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D) program at the University of Texas, and is a first year Ph.D student in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Her research interests include the cortical representation of sound, as well as how the brain reorganizes in disorders such as tinnitus, hearing loss, and traumatic brain injury.

Kristopher Brown

Kristopher Brown, B.M. - Graduate Research Assistant

Kristopher earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently a second-year Au.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. Kris's research interests include correlates and applications of music perception, hearing conservation for musicians, auditory processing disorders, amplification strategies and technologies, and tinnitus. In his free time, Kris enjoys, gardening, bikes, cooking, books, records, and learning Spanish.

Lauren Daniels

Lauren Daniels - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lauren is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a focus in Audiology. After completing her Bachelor's, Lauren plans to continue her education by attending graduate school. Her research interests include cross-modal reorganization in individuals with hearing loss and tinnitus.

Mali Dachelet

Malis Dachelet - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Malis Dachelet is a senior level undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and pursue a doctoral degree in audiology. Her interests research include auditory processing and electrophysiology.

Gabrielle Kasten

Gabrielle Kasten - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gabrielle Kasten is currently a senior pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a focus in Audiology, at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she plans to continue her education by pursuing an Au.D. Her research interests include peripheral and central mechanisms related to variability in speech perception in background noise in young adults with normal hearing and cortical neuroplasticity and how limited access to sound affects communication for infants.