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Directory of PhD students currently at the Ear Institute
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Fatima Ali

Expertise: The role of sound offsets in speech-in-noise perception. Supervisors: Prof Jennifer Linden, Prof Doris-Eva Bamiou
Funded by: ERC

Asma Awad

Asma Awad

Expertise: Establishing a standard realistic ototoxicity monitoring protocol for cancer patients who receive cisplatin chemotherapy and evaluating the feasibility of implementing it.

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Natalie Bohm

Expertise: National research priority setting for Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, hearing and balance. Supervisors: Anne Schilder, Martin Birchall, Martin Marshall and Naomi Fulop

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Camilla Boschian

Expertise: Stem cell-derived model system of Spiral Ganglion Neuron and Schwann cell. Supervisors: Prof Jonathan Gale, Dr Daniel Jagger & Prof Martin Birchall.
Funded by: UCLH NIHR BRC

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Ziqi Chen

Expertise: Mechanisms of Eph-Ephrin Signalling Pathways and Myosin II in Inner Ear Compartment Boundary Formation. Supervisors: Dr Nicolas Daudet, Dr David Wilkinson

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Soraya Dunn

Expertise: Forming a sensory map: the role of auditory and visual cues in the hippocampal representation of space. Supervisors: Jennifer Bizley and Daniel Bendor

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Fitim Fetahu

Expertise: Protection of inner hair cells from lethal injury: preventing progression to profound hearing loss. Supervisors: Dr Ruth Taylor and Prof Andrew Forge

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Atilla Frater

Expertise: Electro-acoustic cochlear implant modeling. Supervisors: Torsten Marquardt, Dan Jagger

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Gregory Heard

Expertise: Cellular mechanisms of inner ear fluid homeostasis involving osmosensitive ion channels. Supervisor: Dr Dan Jagger

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Stephanie Juniat

Expertise: A stem cell-derived model system for inner ear sensory epithelia. Supervisors: Jonathan Gale and Martin Birchall

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Assel Kashkenbayeva

Expertise: Auditory behavior and Circadian clock research in Drosophila. Supervisors: Joerg Albert and Jonathan Ashmore

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Natalia Kharytaniuk

Expertise: Phenotyping audio-vestibular function in patients with superficial siderosis, developing speech-in-noise testing as a composite measure for diagnosis, to monitor progression and functional outcomes in patients with hearing loss. Supervisors: Professor Bamiou, Professor Werring, Professor Schilder.
Funded by: UCLH NIHR BRC

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Rishi Mandavia

Expertise: Accelerating the translation, uptake and adoption of sustainable innovative therapies for hearing loss in the NHS. Developing methodological frameworks that can be applied to make evidence based decisions on novel innovations in the NHS. Guidelines and policy development in ENT, Hearing and Balance Research. Supervisor: Anne Schilder

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Jack Martin

Expertise: The role of stress granules in hearing loss. Supervisors: Dr Sally Dawson and Prof Jonathan Gale.
Funded by: UCLH NIHR BRC

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Jane Mattley

Expertise: Origins of an auditory processing deficit in BXSB/MpJ-Yaa mice. Supervisor: Jennifer Linden

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Kinjal Mehta

Expertise: Assessment and validation of hearing aid fittings using electrophysiological and functional measures for improving speech and language outcomes for infants with hearing loss. Supervisors: Debi Vickers and Merle Mahon

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Terry Nunn

Exploring Parameter Variation in Cochlear Implant Fitting to Improve Speech Perception in Difficult Listening Conditions. Supervisors: Dr Debi Vickers, Dr Tim Green, Professor Dan Jiang

Bhavisha Parmar

Bhavisha Parmar

Expertise: Assessment of spatial hearing to optimise binaural hearing aid fittings. Supervisors Dr Jenny Bizley & Dr Debi Vickers
Funded by: UCL NIHR BRC in Deafness and Hearing Problems and with support from the “Bnai Brith Leo Baeck Trust Fund”

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Silvia Prades

Expertise: Purinergic signalling in the auditory nerve: understanding how spiral ganglion neurons and glial cells communicate. Supervisors: Dr Dan Jagger and Prof Jonathan Gale

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Katarina Poole

Expertise: Elucidating the brain regions and neural pathways that enable auditory streams to be formed and maintained. Supervisors: Prof Jenny Bizley, Prof Maria Chait

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Rafaello Sbordoni

Expertise: Use of tissue-engineering techniques for the development of an in vitro model of human primary bronchi, to be used in an academic and in an industrial setting. Supervisors: Professor Martin Birchall, Dr James Phillips & Dr Nazia Mehrban.
Funded by: GlaxoSmithKline

 

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Rosy Southwell

Expertise: Neural processing of patterns in sound, Supervisors: Dr Maria Chait and Prof Karl Friston

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Georgios Stavrinos

Expertise: Effects of Frequency Modulation (FM) assistive listening device system on listening and related skills in children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). Supervisors: Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou, Dr Ifat Yasin

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Nattawan Utoomprurkporn

Expertise: Audiovestibular medicine, auditory processing, cognitive neuroscience, Alzheimer and dementia. Supervisors: Prof.Doris Bamiou, Dr.Sergi Costafreda.
Funded by: Thai red cross organization - King Chulalongkorn Memorial hospital.

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Letizia Vestito

Expertise: Use of novel genomic techniques to identify novel genes associated with Hearing Loss within the 100,000 Genome project. Supervisors: Prof. Maria Bitner-Glindzicz and Dr. Sally Dawson.
Funded by: UCL NIHR BRC in Deafness and Hearing Problems

Helena Wells

Helena Wells

Expertise: The genetics of age-related hearing loss. Supervisor: Dr Sally Dawson

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Katherine Whitcroft

Expertise: Assessment of clinical olfaction using psychophysics, structural and functional neuroimaging.

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Hasan Zabalwi

Expertise: Development of next generation cochlear prosthesis using nanomposite materials and stem cells technology Supervisors: Jonathan Gale and Alexander Seifalian

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Simona Zingaro

Expertise: Developing a stem cell-derived model system of human inner ear sensory epithelia. Supervisors: Dr Jonathan Gale, Dr Ivan Wall and Dr Anai Gonzalez-Cordero.
Funded by: UCL NIHR BRC in Deafness and Hearing Problems and with support from the “Bnai Brith Leo Baeck Trust Fund”

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Fhatara (Tara) Zinnaman

Expertise: Cortical interneuron dynamics in the frontal and auditory cortices of a mouse model of schizophrenia. Supervisors: Jennifer Linden and Kuan Hong.