2 Wakefield Street
Professor of Speech Sciences
Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
Recently, most of my research has been concerned with speaker/listener interaction in speech communication, i.e. how speakers adapt the characteristics of their speech production to achieve effective communication in good and poor listening conditions. In a series of three ESRC-funded projects, we have investigated the acoustic-phonetic characteristics of speaker-listener interactions in young adults, children with normal and impaired-hearing and older adults. The accent has been on ‘clear speech’ adaptations made in challenging communicative conditions.
I generally have an interest in issues of within- and between-speaker variability in speech perception and production and in the development of speech perception and production in typical and atypical populations.
I have also carried out research on speech perception in second-language learners, on the effectiveness of auditory-visual phonetic training and on audiovisual speech perception.
Profs Jeesun Kim and Chris Davis (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
Doctor of Philosophy
|University of London|
Master of Arts
|University of Reading|
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
French and Italian
|University of Salford|