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PhD Candidate, Dementia, University of Sussex

My PhD research looks at how people say words during simple verbal tests, and whether this can help identify individuals at risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia. I'm applying advanced computational techniques to analyse speech, looking at patterns in the sounds and the meanings of the words, how common or rare the words are, the pauses between words, and other subtle factors. By picking up on slight differences in these speech and language markers, I aim to develop a sensitive way to detect the earliest signs of cognitive changes that could lead to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias years before obvious symptoms appear.

Drawing from my background in both linguistics and cognitive neuroscience, my interdisciplinary research combines speech and language analytics, neuropsychology, and artificial intelligence. The goal is to enhance clinical screening tools to facilitate earlier diagnosis and intervention to slow or prevent further cognitive decline.


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    PhD Candidate, University of Sussex