UCL Vocal Communication Laboratory
The lab is situated in the UCL Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences (UCL SHaPS), right in the centre of London's Bloomsbury neighbourhood and close to King's Cross and Russell Square stations. UCL SHaPs is a centre of excellence for speech research, with state-of-the-art facilities including an anechoic recording chamber, soundproof testing booths, multiple EEG labs, TMS and fNIRS. We are part of the broader Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS), which includes a wide range of research departments such as UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, and Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. Our divisional context means we can carry out our fMRI research at BUCNI (Birkbeck-UCL Centre for NeuroImaging) located at UCL Psychology. Furthermore, postdoctoral researchers in the VoCoLab at UCL can enjoy access to numerous research seminars and interest groups across the division, forge collaborations within and outside the department, and gain experience in BSc/MSc student supervision.
If you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship (e.g.ESRC, Marie Curie, British Academy, Leverhulme Early Career) and are looking for a host institution and mentor, then please get in touch with some information about the target scheme and timeline, as well as a brief outline for a research proposal.
Carolyn is able to host students from other institutions for short research visits or placements. If you are interested in such an opportunity then please do get in touch with your CV, details of the placement required (duration, skills development needs etc) and a brief research proposal.
Visiting students and researchers
Supervision of PhD students is possible subject to funding. Where fully-funded places are not already available, the student may have to compete for funding at UCL, or seek financial support from elsewhere.
If you are interested in completing a PhD in the lab, please email Carolyn with your CV, estimated start date and a brief research proposal.
Placement opportunities for UCL students
Undergraduate and MSc students at UCL may wish to participate in a research placement during their studies. Please get in touch with Carolyn, including an up-to-date CV and a statement of your research interests.