People and Partners


Kathleen McCarthy

Lab Director

Early phonological acquisition, speech perception and production, early reading acquisition, bilingualism, acoustic-phonetics

Adam Chong

Phonological acquisition and processing, prosody and intonational phonology, speech perception

Esther de Leeuw

Multilingualism, bilingualism, L1 attrition, L2 acquisition, phonetics, phonology

Jenny Cheshire

Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and Change, Language Contact, Conversational Narrative, Spoken Language: Syntactic and Discourse Struct

Hazel Pearson

Formal semantics and pragmatics, cross-linguistic semantics, philosophy of language, psycholinguistics

Qian Luo

Speech and language disorders, phonetics, bilingualism/multilingualism

Gwen Brekelmans

QMUL Psychology

Cereza Palmer

Research Assistant

Rosie Oxbury

PhD Student

Sociophonetics, language variation and change, speech production, bilingualism, dialect acquisition, vowels & diphthongs

Jamie Roberts

MSc SLT Project Student (UCL)

Phonetics, phonology, developmental disorders of language

Keren Rubner

Keren Rubner

MSc Project Student


Sam Kirkham

Acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, bilingualism, vocal tract imaging

Katrin Skoruppa

Language learning, language disorders, phonological acquisition, hearing impairment, multilingualism

Paul Iverson

Plasticity for speech perception, accent processing, language learning, music perception

Bronwen Evans

Sociophonetics, experimental phonetics, speech perception, second language learning, development of phonetic perception

Phaedra Royle

Linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, dysphasia, neurolinguistics

Linnaea Stockall

Morpho-syntax, morpho-semantics

Devyani Sharma

Sociolinguistics, bilingualism, English dialects, language change, accent variation

Laura Dawson

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

SLT Consultancy

Nurull Islam

Mile End Community Project


Tower Hamlets Education Partnership

Mile End Community Project

SLT Consultancy


Grace White

Sociolinguistics, language contact, language and identity, and sociophonetics.

Shivonne Gates

Adolescent language and standard language ideology, language and ethnicity in the UK, stylistic variation and sociophonetics

Beth Gibbs

UG Project Student