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...

Joerg Albert

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.

Jonathan Ashmore

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.

Doris-Eva Bamiou

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.

Professor Martin Birchall

Dr Jennifer Bizley

Dr Jennifer Bizley is both a Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow & Reader in 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.

Jennifer Bizley

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

Maria Chait

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.

Hannah Cooper

Dr Nicolas Daudet

Dr Nicolas Daudet is a Reader in Developmental Neurobiology examining molecular genetics of the Development and Regeneration of Sensory Hair Cells.

Nico Daudet

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.

Sally Dawson

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.

Jonathan Gale

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.

Dan Jagger

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.

Peter Keating

Dr Nicholas Lesica

Dr Nicholas Lesica is a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow at UCL. 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.

Dr Jennifer Linden

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.

Torsten Marquardt

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.

Shak Saeed

Dr Roland Schaette

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

Roland Schaette

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

Prof Anne Schilder

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...

Bradford Backus

Prof Adrian Davis OBE

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

Prof Adrian Davis