Stuttering | Speech Motor Control | Brain Stimulation | MRI | Articulography
I have recently joined Bangor University as a lecturer in Psychology. I will soon be recruiting a PhD student (start October 2023) - get in touch if you would like to discuss working within the team!
My previous post was at the Institute for Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig-Maximillains-University (LMU), Munich, as a Research Fellow. My work with Phil Hoole combined brain stimulation techniques (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and articulography (Electromagneticarticulography, vocal tract MRI) to investigate the neural processes underlying the initiation and inhibition of speech movements in people who stutter and people who are typically fluent.
I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2020, with Kate Watkins. During my DPhil, I contributed to a large randomised control trial looking at whether tDCS can enhance fluency in people who stutter (INSTEP trial). Within this, I used a range of techniques, including tDCS, TMS and brain and vocal tract MRI, to investigate the neural control of speech in people who stutter and people who are typically fluent.