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Bringing together York's interdisciplinary research on the human voice.

Your voice is unique, and uniquely shapes how you move through the world. Humans produce and perceive complex vocal patterns in speech and singing. But as AI voice technology grows and focuses on optimising performance for the ‘average’, some individuals are being left behind.

YorVoice will establish York as the world leader in radical, interdisciplinary voice research, focusing on understanding and addressing the impact of individual vocal differences on daily life.

YorVoice will stimulate growth in this emerging area by bringing together excellent researchers and non-academic partners, resulting in a dynamic and multidisciplinary research community that will deliver voice research for the public good.

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Inter-departmental projects focusing on key impact themes of social justice, technology, pedagogy, performance and health.


Shared community of practice for voice researchers across the university including regular events, shared resources and peer support.


Long-term strategy for voice research at York including capacity building, developing external partnerships and securing ongoing funding.