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Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences


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Academic Staff
Patti Adank
+44 (0) 20 7679 9041
Research: Neurobiology of speech processing
Bronwen Evans
+44 (0) 20 7679 4089
Research: Experimental Phonetics.

Andy Faulkner
Professor of Speech and Hearing Science

Head of Research Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences
+44 (0) 20 7679 4075

Research: Speech perception in normally-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners, audio-visual speech perception, psychoacoustics of normal and impaired hearing, speech signal processing in hearing aids and cochlear implants, assessment of speech perceptual ability.
Valerie Hazan
Professor of Speech Sciences
+44 (0) 20 7679 4076
Research: Development of phoneme categorisation in normally-hearing and hearing-impaired children and in second-language learners; effects of listener- and speaker-related factors on speech intelligibility; effects of auditory and auditory-visual training for second-language learners.
Mark Huckvale
Senior Lecturer
+44 (0) 20 7679 4087
Research: Speech and language technology as a means to model human language processing and to build a conversational interface to computers.
Paul Iverson
Reader in Speech Sciences
+ 44 (0) 20 7679 4237
Research: Speech perception, language learning and development, cochlear implants, musical timbre
Stuart Rosen
Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences
+ 44 (0) 20 7679 4077
Research: Perceiving speech in noise; The interface between hearing and speech; Auditory processing in developmental disorders (dyslexia and
specific language impairment); Hearing impairment; Functional
neuro-imaging of speech processing; Improving speech processing schemes
for users of cochlear implants.
Jyrki Tuomainen
Senior Lecturer
+44 (0) 20 7679 4214
Research: Audio-visual speech perception and attention; processing of verbs and nouns; speech motor disorders.
Yi Xu
Reader in Speech Sciences
+44 (0) 20 7679 4082
Research: Mechanisms of speech production; melodic aspect of speech; intonation modeling, synthesis and recognition; and speech perception as it is related to production.
Khan Baykaner
Research: Voice analysis
Tim Green
Tim Green
Senior Research Fellow

+ 44 (0) 20 7679 4098
Research: Speech processing for cochlear implants; pitch perception in cochlear implant users; auditory attention, especially in relation to frequency selectivity
Fang Liu Fang Liu
Research Associate
+44 (0)20 7679 4093
Research: Pitch processing in speech and music.
kath Kathleen McCarthy
Research Associate
Research: Development of speech perception
silhouette-f.jpg Helen Nuttall
Research Associate
Research: Neurobiology of speech processing
Melanie Pinet
Research Associate
+ 44 (0) 20 7679 4094
Research: My main research interests are focused on L1 and L2 accent interactions in noise, bilingual speech processing and general aspects of L2 speech perception and production.
Outi Tuomainen
Research Associate
Santitham Prom-on
Research: Modelling speech prosody based on communicative function and articulatory dynamics
Katrin Skorrupa
Currently Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex
Research: The linguistic development of children with hearing impairment using conventional hearing aids or cochlear implants. How various acoustic cues help children with and without hearing impairment in building up their native syntax and vocabulary, and in the role of these acoustic cues in allowing children to segment the otherwise continuous speech stream into words. Studies will involve both behavioural and electro-physiological (EEG) measurements.
Young Shin Kim
Honorary Research Associate
Lecturer from 2014 at Seoul National University
Research: Nasals and nasality; Korean learners' perception and production of English speech

Evelyn Abberton
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Research:  Voice and intonation description and analysis in normal and disordered speech and hearing; interactive displays in the (re-) habilitation of speech and hearing disorders and in foreign language learning; speech perceptual and productive development in deaf children.
Michael Ashby
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Research:  EFL: treatment of vowels in weak syllables, stress in phrasal verbs and idioms; general phonetic theory (especially the nature of phonetic categorisation by trained observers); English intonation (again from EFL/pedagogical angle).
Adrian Fourcin
Emeritus Professor of Experimental Phonetics

Research:  Speech perception and production; Spoken Language Engineering.
Jill House
Teaching Fellow
Research:  Phonology and phonetics of prosody (stress, intonation); discourse prosody; intonation and pragmatic interpretation; modelling prosody for text-to-speech synthesis; phonetics of present-day English and French.
johnm2.gif John Maidment
Research:  The history of /r/ in English phonology; how speech differs with rate of speaking; laryngeal characteristics of adults' speech directed toward children; phonology of (English) intonation; phonetics and phonology of Irish; ejectives: their occurrence and phonological patterning in the languages of the world.
roger2.gif Roger Moore
Visiting Professor
Research: Speech technology research and development.

John Wells

Emeritus Professor of

Research:  EFL-oriented English phonetics; phonetics in lexicography, including the investigation of speakers' pronunciation preferences, multilingual comparative phonetics: symbolization, notation; English accents.
Executive Officer
Richard Jardine
Executive Officer
+ 44 (0) 20 7679 4245
Executive Officer to Head of Department.

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