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Ronan McGarrigle
Research Associate



  • 2009-2012: BSc (Hons) in Psychology (First class) at University of Manchester, UK.
  • 2012-2015: PhD in Cognitive Hearing Science, University of Manchester, UK.


  • Jan, 2016 – August, 2016: Post-doctoral Research Associate at Communication Sciences Research Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, USA.
  • August, 2016 – August, 2017: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Hearing and Speech Sciences Department, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA.
  • September, 2017 – October, 2018: Lecturer in Psychology at University of Chester, UK.



I will be working on an ESRC-funded project which will use eye tracking methods to examine the role of ‘effortful’ processing during speech understanding, and how this changes as we age.


What the eyes can reveal about the ageing listening brain.

Research group(s)

Speech Lab


  • ESRC New Investigator Grant.
  • Erasmus Mundus Student Exchange Network in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN) Grant.


  • Prof Sven Mattys


Selected publications

  • Ronan McGarrigle, Samantha Gustafson, Benjamin Hornsby & Fred Bess (in press). Behavioural measures of listening effort in school-aged children: Examining the effects of SNR, hearing loss, and amplification, Ear & Hearing.
  • Ronan McGarrigle, Andrew Stewart, Piers Dawes, Stefanie Kuchinsky, & Kevin Munro (2017). Measuring listening-related effort and fatigue in normal-hearing school-aged children using pupillometry, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 161, 95-112.
  • Ronan McGarrigle, Piers Dawes, Andrew Stewart, Stefanie Kuchinsky, & Kevin Munro (2017). Pupillometry reveals changes in physiological arousal during a sustained listening task, Psychophysiology, 54, 193-203.
  • Ronan McGarrigle, Kevin Munro, Piers Dawes, Andrew Stewart, Johanna Barry, Sygal Amitay & David Moore. (2014). Listening effort and fatigue: what exactly are we measuring? International Journal of Audiology, 53, 433-440.

Contact details

Ronan McGarrigle
Research Associate
Department of Psychology
University of York
Room PS/C127

Tel: 01904 322911