Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCL

I am interested in the neural basis of vocal communication - how our brains process the information in speech and voices, and how our brains control the production of our voice. Within this, I am interested in the roles of streams of processing in auditory cortex, hemispheric asymmetries, and the interaction of speech processing with attentional and working memory factors. I have extended this to the study of non-verbal emotional vocal expressions and have recently been exploring the perception and neurobiology of laughter.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCL

Education

  • 1994 
    UCL, PhD
  • 1990 
    Polytechnic of Central London, BSc (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    neurobiology of speech perception - from sound to social interactions
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Wellcome Trust
  • 2005
    neurobiology of speech perception - cognitive and clinical links
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Wellcome Trust
  • 2001
    neurobiology of speech perception
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Wellcome Trust

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Fellow of the British Academy
  • Member of the British Psychology Society
  • Member of the Society for Neuroscience
  • Associate Member, Royal Society of Chemistry