Quentin Summerfield
Professor

Profile

Biography

  • Cambridge University
    BA in Natural Sciences (Psychology)
    MA
  • Queen's University of Belfast
    PhD in Experimental Psychology
  • Yale University
    NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Haskins Laboratories (1975-77)
  • Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research 
    Speech and Hearing Scientist (1977-2004)
    Deputy Director (1993-2004)
  • University of York 
    Anniversary Professor of Psychology (2004 - 2018)
    Head of Department (2011 – 2017)
    Emeritus Professor (2018 - )

Research

Overview

I have conducted four main types of research: research on the acoustic cues which listeners use to distinguish different phonemes in the English language; research on lipreading and audio-visual speech perception; research on the auditory processes that are used to attend to one source of sound when several sources are present simultaneously; and research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cochlear implantation. You can find lists of my publications at https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=vw_DZUQAAAAJ&hl=en

Research group(s)

  • Perception and Action

Publications

Selected publications

External activities

Memberships

  • Experimental Psychology Society
    Member
  • Acoustical Society of America
    Emeritus Member
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
    Member
  • Action on Hearing Loss
    Elected Trustee
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Contact details

Quentin Summerfield
Professor
Department of Psychology
Room PS/C206

Tel: 01904 322913