UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Bronwen Evans

Dr Bronwen Evans

Associate Professor

Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
27th Nov 2003

Research summary

My research focuses on variability in the speech signal. By combining theory and methodologies from the disciplines of sociophonetics, experimental phonetics and speech perception, my work aims to address how listeners adjust perceptually to variation within their own language. I am also interested in the relationship between speech production and perception, and how speakers adapt their speech production during interaction and over their life span. My work in sociophonetics also draws on ideas from second language learning, where my work has focused on investigating the development of phonetic perception in second language learners.

Teaching summary

I currently lecture in Phonetics and Sociolinguistics, with a focus on sociophonetics. I am also interested in supervising undergraduate and graduate dissertations in these areas.


University College London
AFHEA, Education - Postgraduate | 2011
University College London
PhD, Experimental Phonetics | 2005
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
MSc, Human Communication Science | 2001
University of Cambridge
BA, Modern Languages (Russian and French) | 1999
Not stated
CELTA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) | 1999