Charlotte is a Ph.D. student at the Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit funded jointly by the W. D. Armstrong Trust for projects focused on the application of engineering in medicine and the Cambridge Trust. She is primarily supervised by Dr. Bob Carlyon and co-supervised by Professor Manohar Bance and Dr. Richard Turner. In her Ph.D. she is primarily focused on using objective measures for improving speech perception in poor-performing cochlear implant users. Her research interests also include pitch and music perception in hearing impaired listeners using various auditory technology platforms. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.A. in Music Theory & Cognition from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA), and prior to joining the MRC-CBU she worked as a Biomedical Engineer in the healthcare industry developing and implementing multivariate process control systems for radio-frequency welding processes.
Key findings of the Panoramic ECAP Method validation study (Garcia et al 2021):
CARLYLON, R., Brochier, T., GUERIT, F., DEEKS, J.M. GARCIA, C. , Bance, M. (2020) Evaluating and comparing behavioural and electrophysiological estimates of neural health in cochlear implant users, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 22(1), 67-80 [Open Access]