Please can I draw your attention to a PhD studentship at the Nottingham Trent University. We would be grateful if you could distribute the advert to relevant members of your institution.
PhD Studentship at Nottingham Trent University
See you, hear you: The contribution of visual information to understanding speech in background noise
Supervisors: Dr Paula Stacey, Dr Christina Howard, and Prof David Crundall
Overview of project
Being able to see the face of a talker helps people to understand speech in noisy environments. This visual information is thought to be particularly beneficial to people who have impaired hearing, such as cochlear implant users. This project will examine whether the ability to benefit from visual speech information varies according to the fidelity of the auditory signal, and whether audiovisual training aids listening in noisy environments. This topic is both relevant for audiovisual integration theories and is practically useful in trying to improve the ability of hearing impaired people to successfully process speech in noisy environments.
A good UK honours degree or equivalent in a related subject.
This studentship is part of the Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholarships scheme, and is therefore in competition for funding with other projects available at NTU. Usually the projects which receive the best applicants will be awarded funding (12 VC studentships will be funded across NTU). Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide.
The studentships will pay UK/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (£13,726 per annum for 2013/14) for up to three years.
For further information and to download an application pack, please visit the following links, or email paula.stacey@xxxxxxxxxx
24TH January, 2014. Application by CV only will not be accepted.