Lorna currently holds a Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Fellowship in Hearing Research at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. Prior to this, Lorna was an Associate Professor at University College London (UCL). Lorna studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, and completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford. She held fellowships at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research and the UCL Institute of Child Health before being awarded a UCL Lectureship in 2008.
Lorna’s research examines the interaction between hearing and language over development. She studies how auditory processes develop during childhood, how these influence the acquisition of oral and written language, and how this relationship is affected by developmental disorders of hearing and language. To that end, Lorna works with typically developing children, children with hearing difficulties (e.g. sensorineural hearing loss, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, otitis media with effusion), and children with language difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, developmental language disorder). Lorna employs a range of different methods including psychophysics, psychometrics, and electrophysiology.
To date, Lorna’s research has been funded by the MRC, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Waterloo Foundation, the European Commission, and the Leverhulme Trust.
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