People and Partners


Kathleen McCarthy

Lab Director

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

Rémi Lamarque

Lab Manager

Adam Chong

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

Sophie Holmes-Elliott

Developmental sociolinguistics, acquisition of variation, incrementation of language change, gendered language development, sociophonetics

Devyani Sharma

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

Gwen Brekelmans

QMUL Psychology

Jenny Cheshire

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

Thomas Packer-Stucki

PhD Student

Madlen Jones

PhD Student

Sergio Rojo 

PhD Student at the university of Lund

Accent perception development in childhood, development of social stereotypes

Denise Amankwah

Research Assistant and PhD student at Essex University

Child language development, multilingualism in schools, heritage language maintenance, language hierarchy, colonial language ideologies

Tasfia Chowdhury

Research Assistant

Multilingualism, education and teaching


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

Linnaea Stockall

Morpho-syntax, morpho-semantics

Laura Dawson

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

SLT Consultancy

Nurull Islam

Mile End Community Project


Tower Hamlets Education Partnership

Mile End Community Project

SLT Consultancy


Shivonne Gates

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

Beth Gibbs

UG Project Student
Keren Rubner

Keren Rubner

MSc Project Student

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