News and Events

Read all the latest news within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.


Read more about the PALS Swan Silver Award

Divisional Subject Pool

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Green Issues

The Division has won the Silver Award for the UCL Green Impact scheme

CPD@PaLS Courses

The Division runs Continuing Professional Development courses.

Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences

Our Anechoic Room and Steve Nevard feature in a BBC Why Factor broadcast THE ROOM THAT SUCKS OUT SOUND
The UCL Department of Phonetics was established in 1912 with the appointment of Daniel Jones as Head of Department. Several restored film clips provided by Michael Ashby illustrate moments from our history.

UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences is internationally recognised for its excellent research into the perception and production of speech. We combine basic research into the normal mechanisms of speech and hearing with applied research into problems caused by hearing impairment and by atypical perceptual and cognitive development. Our methodologies include behavioural experimentation, computational modelling, acoustic analysis and neuro-imaging. We provide scientific and technical expertise to a number of collaborative research projects at UCL and beyond. Within UCL we have particularly close links to the Ear Institute and the speech group of the ICN as well as to the other research departments based in Chandler House. 

See an overview of our current funded projects

We are pleased to host the web site of the International Phonetic Association


Main Contacts

Head of Research Department Andy Faulkner
Executive Officer Richard Jardine
Graduate Tutor Paul Iverson
MSc Language Sciences: Overall Director Valerie Hazan
MSc Language Sciences (Speech and Hearing) Tutor Yi Xu
MRes Speech, Language & Cognition Tutor Bronwen Evans

Content created by Dr Andrew Faulkner