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Dr Sheila Flanagan

Dr Sheila Flanagan

Affiliated Lecturer

Research Associate

former Daphne Jackson Fellow


Biography:

Sheila studied for her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis investigated timbre perception in reverberant spaces with two distinctly different types of acoustic radiator; the distributed mode loudspeaker and a cone loudspeaker. She has an MSc in Music Technology from the University of York. Her research career grew from her fascination with psychoacoustics whilst she worked as a senior electronics engineer.

Research Interests

• Developmental Dyslexia - Phonological Processing

• Auditory Perception - Music and Language

• Acoustics and Psychoacoustics - Spatial hearing: In a world full of noise and cocktail parties, how do we understand anything?


Member of the British Society of Audiology, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Subject groups/Research projects

Educational Neuroscience & Developmental Dyslexia:

Music, Rhythm and Developmental Dyslexia

Keywords

  • Child Development
  • EEG
  • cognitive neuroscience

Topics

  • neural oscillations
  • electro-encephalograhy (EEG)

Key Publications

Flanagan S., Moore B.C.J., & Stone M.A. (2005). "Discrimination of group delay in
click-like signals presented via headphones and loudspeakers". J. Audio Eng. Soc. 53: 593-611 

Zorila, T.C., Stylianou, Y., Flanagan, S., and Moore, B.C.J., (2017). "Evaluation of near-end speech enhancement under equal-loudness constraint for listeners with normal-hearing and mild-to-moderate hearing loss." J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,141, 189 (2017); doi: 10.1121/1.4973533 

Zorila, T.C., Stylianou, Y., Flanagan, S., and Moore, B.C.J., (2016). “Effectiveness of a loudness model for time-varying sounds in equating the loudness of sentences subjected to different forms of signal processing,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 140, 402 (2016); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4955005.

Zorila, T.C., Flanagan, S., Moore, B.C.J. and Stylianou, Y., (2016). "Effectiveness of near-end speech enhancement under equal-loudness and equal-level constraints" Proceedings of  INTERSPEECH 2016 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-594.