UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences

Language Sciences SHaPS Group

UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences (SHaPS), which arose from the restructuring of the Department of Phonetics and Linguistics in 2009, is internationally recognised for the excellence of its research into the perception and production of speech, hearing for speech and applied research in speech signal processing. It combines basic research into the normal mechanisms of speech and hearing with applied research into problems caused by hearing impairment or by atypical perceptual and cognitive development. Our methodologies include behavioural experimentation, neuro-imaging, computational modelling and acoustic analysis. SHaPS currently comprises 11 academic staff and 9 postdoctoral researchers as well as a large group of doctoral students.

Main Contacts

Name Position Email
Valerie Hazan Head of Research Department
Richard Jardine Executive Officer
Paul Iverson Graduate Tutor
Bronwen Evans MSc Language Sciences: Programme Director bronwen.evans@ucl.ac.uk
Jyrki Tuomainen
MRes Speech, Language & Cognition:
Programme Director
Yi Xu MSc Language Sciences (Speech and Hearing): Tutor yi.xu@ucl.ac.uk