I combine behavioural, neurophysiological, computational, and virtual reality techniques to study the development of spatial hearing and its maintenance in adulthood. The complementary goals of this research are to provide basic insight into auditory processing and use these insights to improve auditory function in specific environments or populations where it is compromised.
I obtained a BA in psychology and philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin before moving to the University of Oxford to do an MSc in Neuroscience. I subsequently completed a DPhil in physiology as a Newton Abraham scholar in the Oxford Auditory Neuroscience Group, where I also pursued postdoctoral research funded by the Wellcome Trust. I am currently a senior research associate at the UCL Ear Institute and am funded by a UCL Excellence Fellowship and the Rosetrees Trust.