I’m interested in how we perceive sounds in challenging listening environments—such as understanding what a friend’s saying when there are other conversations going on around us. In particular, I’m interested in how auditory cognition (e.g., attention and prior knowledge) affects our perception of speech and other sounds, and how these processes are affected by hearing loss. My research combines behavioural techniques (e.g., auditory psychophysics), cognitive neuroscience (e.g., EEG, MEG, and fMRI), and computational modelling. Find out more about my research interests here.
I’m currently a Lecturer in Speech and Hearing Science at UCL and I hold a Pauline Ashley Fellowship from RNID. I completed my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, and completed my PhD at the University of York under the supervision of Quentin Summerfield. I then moved to Canada to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Institute (University of Western Ontario) with Ingrid Johnsrude. While I was at the University of Western Ontario, I also collaborated with researchers at the National Centre for Audiology. Next, I moved to UCL. Initially, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Tim Griffiths and Karl Friston at the Wellome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. I then joined the Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences at UCL as a lecturer in 2021.