UCL Ear Institute


Principal Investigators 


    Prof Joerg Albert

    Joerg Albert is a Professor of Sensory Biology and Biophysics who is using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study the molecular and mechanistic bases of hearing, specifically, the process of auditory transduction...

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    Dr Marta Andres de Miguel

    Dr Marta Andrés is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow who is studying the molecular mechanisms modulating the audition of disease transmitting mosquitoes. Her research lies at the intersection of fundamental and translational science.

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    Prof Jonathan Ashmore

    Prof Jonathan Ashmore is the Bernard Katz Professor of Biophysics at UCL. His laboratory works on the cellular mechanisms of hearing with particular interest in the outer hair cells of the cochlea.

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    Prof Doris-Eva Bamiou

    Doris-Eva Bamiou is a Professor of Neuroaudiology. Her research interests include auditory processing in neurological patients and in the normal population.

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    Prof Martin Birchall

    Martin Birchall is Professor or Laryngology and ENT Surgeon. He co-led the European Team which successfully performed the World’s first stem-cell based, tissue-engineered organ transplant.

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    Prof Jennifer Bizley

    Prof Jennifer Bizley is both a Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow & Professor of Auditory Neuroscience. Her research aim is to unravel the mechanisms by which neural activity in auditory cortex leads to sound perception and how visual information can alter perception to help us to listen more effectively.

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    Prof Maria Chait

    Maria Chait is a Professor of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience who is interested in how auditory sensory information is converted into a perceptual representation of our environment

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    Dr Hannah Cooper

    Dr Hannah Cooper is a Lecturer in audiology and Clinical Scientist. Her research interests include the neurodevelopment of children at risk of hearing problems, and the use of technology to improve outcomes for children with hearing loss.


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    Dr Nicolas Daudet

    Dr Nicolas Daudet is a Reader in Developmental Neurobiology examining the mechanisms of development and regeneration of the inner ear.

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    Dr Sally Dawson

    Dr Sally Dawson is a Reader in Molecular Genetics of Hearing Loss. Her research focuses on identifying susceptibility genes for age related hearing loss and the regulation of gene expression in hair cells of the inner ear.

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    Prof Jonathan Gale

    Jonathan Gale is a Professor of Cell Biology and Interim Co-Director, Ear Institute. His research interests are centred on the repair and regeneration of hair cells after cell damage or loss.

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    Dr Dan Jagger

    Dr Dan Jagger is a Reader in Auditory Physiology. He studies membrane properties of spiral ganglion neurons and homeostatic regulation of the cochlea.

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    Dr Peter Keating


    Dr Peter Keating is a UCL Excellence Fellow and is funded by the Rosetrees Trust. He is interested in how hearing loss disrupts auditory development and the learning processes that promote recovery following hearing loss.

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    Prof Nicholas Lesica

    Prof Nicholas Lesica is a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow at UCL and Professor of Neuroengineering. He studies how auditory information is represented in the activity of neuronal populations.

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    Prof Jennifer Linden

    Jennifer Linden is a Professor of Neuroscience and Interim Co-Director, Ear Institute. Her research is geared towards understanding the cortical processing of complex sounds, including speech.


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    Dr Torsten Marquardt

    Dr Torsten Marquardt is a Senior Lecturer in Auditory Biophysics at UCL. His research looks at the advantages and characteristics of binaural hearing and also cochlea mechanics using oto-acoustic emissions.


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    Prof Shakeel Saeed

    Prof Shakeel Saeed is Chair of Otology/Neuro-otology and Consultant ENT & Skullbase Surgeon, with research intersts in implantation otology, deafness genetics and facial nerve repair.


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    Dr Roland Schaette

    Dr Roland Schaette is a Reader in Computational Auditory Neuroscience. He studies how tinnitus arises in computer models, animals, and humans.

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    Prof Anne Schilder

    Prof. Anne Schilder is Director of the Clinical Trials Programme (UCLP-ENT) and has been awarded the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) professorship for ENT Health Services Research

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    Dr. Raj Shekhawat

    Dr. Raj Shekhawat is an Associate Professor at the Ear Institute. His research interests include tinnitus, hearing aids, brain stimulation, sound therapies and higher education teaching & learning.

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    Honorary Researchers

    Dr Bradford Backus

    Dr Bradford Backus is an Honorary Senior Research Associate who studies the basic properties of the human audio-cochlea system using oto-acoustic emissions...

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    Prof Adrian Davis OBE

    Prof Davis is Director of the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme and an Honorary Professor at the Ear Institute

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