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Prof Valerie Hazan
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
Tel: 7679 4076
Fax: 7679 4010
  • Professor of Speech Sciences
  • Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Recently, most of my research has been concerned with speaker/listener interaction in speech communication, i.e. how speakers adapt the characteristics of their speech production to achieve effective communication in good and poor listening conditions. In a series of three ESRC-funded projects, we have investigated the acoustic-phonetic characteristics of speaker-listener interactions in young adults, children with normal and impaired-hearing and older adults. The accent has been on ‘clear speech’ adaptations made in challenging communicative conditions.

I generally have an interest in issues of within- and between-speaker variability in speech perception and production and in the development of speech perception and production in typical and atypical populations.

I have also carried out research on speech perception in second-language learners, on the effectiveness of auditory-visual phonetic training and on audiovisual speech perception.


Profs Jeesun Kim and Chris Davis (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Teaching Summary

I teach course units on speech perception and hearing sciences, primarily to students taking the BSc degree in Psychology and Language Sciences and MSc in Language Sciences. These course units have an important laboratory component, as each hour lecture is followed by a practical session, which usually involves participating in a speech perception test and analysing the data, or doing some speech analysis.

I currently teach the following modules:
PALSG204/PALS3003 Development of Speech Perception and Production
PALS2002 Speech Production and Perception

and contribute to:
SLANG103: Management of Communications 2: Speech and Hearing

Academic Background
1986 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Experimental Phonetics University of London
1980 MA Master of Arts – Linguistics University of Reading
1979 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – French and Italian University of Salford
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