UCL Ear Institute


Principal Investigators 

Dr Joerg Albert

Dr Joerg Albert is a Reader in Sensory Neuroscience who is using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study the molecular and mechanistic bases of hearing, specifically, the process of auditory transduction...

Joerg Albert

Prof Jonathan Ashmore

Prof Jonathan Ashmore is the Bernard Katz Professor of Biophysics at UCL. His laboratory works on the cellular mechanisms of hearing with particular interest in the outer hair cells of the cochlea.

Jonathan Ashmore

Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou

Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou is a Reader & Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine. Her research interests include auditory processing in neurological patients and in the normal population.

Doris-Eva Bamiou

Prof Martin Birchall

Martin Birchall is Professor or Laryngology and ENT Surgeon. He co-led the European Team which successfully performed the World’s first stem-cell based, tissue-engineered organ transplant.

Professor Martin Birchall

Dr Jennifer Bizley

Dr Jennifer Bizley is both a Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow & Reader in Auditory Neuroscience. Her research aim is to unravel the mechanisms by which neural activity in auditory cortex leads to sound perception and how visual information can alter perception to help us to listen more effectively.

Jennifer Bizley

Dr Maria Chait

Dr Maria Chait is a Reader who is interested in how auditory sensory information is converted into a perceptual representation of our environment

Maria Chait

Dr Nicolas Daudet

Dr Nicolas Daudet is a Senior Lecturer examining molecular genetics of the Development and Regeneration of Sensory Hair Cells.

Nico Daudet

Dr Sally Dawson

Dr Sally Dawson is a Lecturer in Molecular Audiology at UCL. Her research focuses on identifying susceptibility genes for age related hearing loss and the regulation of gene expression in hair cells of the inner ear.

Sally Dawson

Prof Andrew Forge

Prof Andrew Forge is Emeritus Professor of Auditory Cell Biology at the UCL Ear Institute. His main area of interest is looking at ways of regenerating auditory hair cells focussing particularly on their supporting cells.

Andy Forge

Dr Jonathan Gale

Dr Jonathan Gale is a Reader in Auditory Cell Biology and Interim Co-Director, Ear Institute. His research interests are centred on the repair and regeneration of hair cells after cell damage or loss.

Jonathan Gale

Dr Dan Jagger

Dr Dan Jagger is a Senior Lecturer. He studies membrane properties of spiral ganglion neurons and homeostatic regulation of the cochlea.

Dan Jagger

Dr Peter Keating

Dr Peter Keating is a UCL Excellence Fellow and is funded by the Rosetrees Trust. He is interested in how hearing loss disrupts auditory development and the learning processes that promote recovery following hearing loss.

Peter Keating

Prof David Kemp

Emeritus Professor of Auditory Biophysics Prof David Kemp, discovered oto-acoustic emissions while working for UCL. Since then, he continues to be the utmost authority on the subject and pushes forward research in the area.

David Kemp

Dr Nicholas Lesica

Dr Nicholas Lesica is a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow at UCL. He studies how auditory information is represented in the activity of neuronal populations.

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Dr Guoping Li

Lecturer, Director MSc Advanced Audiology - What's the future of Audiology education? What's the future role of Audiologists? And how can we inspire the future generation of audiologists to lead in their field by working together with scientists, clinicians and industry partners? My role is to lecture and research in one of the most amazing research institutes in the world: the Ear Institute.


Dr Jennifer Linden

Jennifer Linden is Reader in Auditory Neuroscience and Interim Co-Director, Ear Institute. Her research is geared towards understanding the cortical processing of complex sounds, including speech.

Dr Jennifer Linden

Prof Alf Linney

Prof Alf Linney is an Emeritus Professor of Medical Physics at UCL and recognised as a pioneer in the development and application of computer methods and imaging technology to surgery.

Alf Linney

Prof Valerie Lund CBE

Professor Lund is the first Professor of Rhinology in Great Britain. Her role as a clinician as well as an academic is reflected in her research interests; inflammation, infection and tumours of the nose and sinuses.

Valerie Lund

Prof Linda Luxon

Prof Linda Luxon is Emeritus Professor of Audiological Medicine heading up the only academic AVM unit in the UK. Her research focuses on genetic hearing loss.

Linda Luxon

Dr Torsten Marquardt

Dr Torsten Marquardt is a Senior Lecturer in Auditory Biophysics at UCL. His research looks at the advantages and characteristics of binaural hearing and also cochlea mechanics using oto-acoustic emissions.

Torsten Marquardt

Prof Shakeel Saeed

Prof Shakeel Saeed is Chair of Otology/Neuro-otology and Consultant ENT & Skullbase Surgeon, with research intersts in implantation otology, deafness genetics and facial nerve repair.

Shak Saeed

Dr Roland Schaette

Dr Roland Schaette is a Lecturer. He studies how tinnitus arises in computer models, animals, and humans.

Roland Schaette

Prof Anne Schilder

Prof. Anne Schilder is Director of the Clinical Trials Programme (UCLP-ENT) and has been awarded the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) professorship for ENT Health Services Research

Prof Anne Schilder

Prof Anthony Wright

Tony Wright is Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology and Consultant ENT surgeon. Along side his many clinical duties, Prof Wright researches 3D reconstruction techniques of sectioned images.

Tony Wright

Honorary Researchers

Dr Bradford Backus

Dr Bradford Backus is an Honorary Senior Research Associate who studies the basic properties of the human audio-cochlea system using oto-acoustic emissions...

Bradford Backus

Prof Adrian Davis OBE

Prof Davis is Director of the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme and an Honorary Professor at the Ear Institute

Prof Adrian Davis