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Paul Brocklehurst studied Speech Therapy at De Montfort University, Leicester. Then, at the University of Edinburgh, he went on to complete an MSc in Psycholinguistics (in 2008), and PhD (in 2011). His current interest is in the inverse relationship between fluency and accuracy, and the extent to which people who stutter may be able to increase their communicative effectiveness through paying less attention to (phonetic and prosodic) accuracy.
Martin Corley studied at Edinburgh and Exeter before accepting a teaching position at Edinburgh University. His research focuses on the "noise" that characterizes speech, including unintentional speech errors, stuttering, and disfluencies.
Eleanor Drake joined EDG as an undergraduate Speech and Language Therapy student. She has since worked as a state-registered SLT and as an RA on a variety of speech-related research projects. Elli is currently studying toward a PhD, funded by the EPSRC and supervised by Martin Corley and Sonja Schaeffler. She is particularly interested in speech variability; how it interacts with higher-level linguistic representations and how it is measured.
Ian Finlayson studied Psychology and later Psycholinguistics at Edinburgh. He is interested in dialogue, particularly the use of disfluencies as signals by both speakers and listeners. In 2009 he began a PhD at Queen Margaret University.
Madeleine Beveridge studied Linguistics at the University of York. She spent several years in Japan before coming to Edinburgh to study for an MSc in psycholinguistics. She is now working towards a PhD, supervised by Martin Pickering. She is interested in the interaction between motor systems and language processing.
Chiara Gambi studied Linguistics at Bologna University. Since 2010 she has been studying toward a PhD, supervised by Martin Pickering (Edinburgh) and Robert Hartsuiker (Gent). She is interested in the way interlocutors predict the content and timing of each other's contributions to dialogue and whether these predictions can affect measurable properties of the speech signal (disfluencies, latencies, durations).
Lucy MacGregor was awarded her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds. Her research interests include the effects of disfluencies in speech on language comprehension.
Suzy Moat was awarded an MSci in Computer Science from UCL and the University of Paderborn, before completing a MSc in Psycholinguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests lie in computational modelling of phonological encoding, and the interface between phonological encoding and articulation. Her PhD is supervised by Martin Corley at the University of Edinburgh and Rob Hartsuiker at the University of Ghent.
Robin Lickley is a Reader in the Clinical Speech, Language and Audiology Research Centre (CASL) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Science and Engineering and member of the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at the University of Edinburgh. He read Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh and completed a PhD there in 1994, titled Detecting Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech. Current interests include production and perception of disfluent speech, both typical and stuttered.
Sonja Schaeffler is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at QMU's Speech Science Research Centre. Much of her research takes place in the borderlands between Phonetics and Psychology. Together with Robin Lickley she is working on an instrumental analysis of speech errors and disfluencies (employing Ultrasound and Electropalatography).