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Paul Turner

Divisional Lead of Language and Communication Science

School of Health Sciences, Division of Language & Communication Science

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Audiology who joined City University London in 2005. He previously worked at UCL's Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.

Paul trained as an Audiologist at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital before leaving to study physics with medical applications at Kings College London and an MSc in Audiology at UCL. He spent a number of years working as a Clinical Audiologist in a range of neuro-otological / audio-vestibular and rehabilitation clinics before moving to the Ear Institute at UCL as part of the teaching team and Programme Director for the MSc in Audiology. He has held a number of roles for the professional and learned societies, working on national committees, organising meetings and conferences and representing the British Academy of Audiology in accreditation of BSc and MSc courses.

At City University London he was instrumental in setting up the BSc in Speech and Language Science and has been Programme Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy and Joint Head of Department in Language and Communication Science.

Qualifications

- BSc Physics
- MSc Audiology

Administrative Roles & Clinical Activity

Divisional Lead, Language and Communication Science - responsible for the leadership and management of the Division’s activities and staff.

Clinical and research project work at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital as well as occasional audiology clinical work in the in-house clinic, The Roberta Williams Centre.

Professional Bodies

- British Academy of Audiology
- British Society of Audiology

Awards

Winner of the British Society of Audiology Ruth Spencer Prize 2004 for the best contribution to Audiology by a member of the Society for my work as Chair of Programmes Committee in organising and running educational events and conferences.

Winner of City University of London’s University Education Excellence Award for the School of Health Sciences 2014.

Research

Research Overview

Paul's current research includes:

The effect of background noise on speech perception in monolingual and bilingual subjects.

The development of auditory cortical response equipment and the objective measurement of hearing thresholds.

Recreational noise and hearing loss: an assessment of noise exposure from MP3 players.

Research Areas

- Auditory processing disorder in young children
- Cochlear implants
- Speech reception in normal and impaired listeners
- Sound field audiometry

Publications

Conference Paper/Proceedings

  1. Turner, P.G. and Verhoeven, J. (2011). Intrinsinc vowel pitch: a gradient feature of vowel systems. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 17-21 August, Hong Kong.

Education

Teaching

Modules taught:

SL1001 Hearing and Speech Sciences on the BSc Speech and Language Therapy and BSc Speech and Language Science courses

SLM007 Hearing and Speech Sciences on the PGDip/MSc Speech and Language Therapy course

HC1003 Acoustic Phonetics and Audiology on the BSc Speech and Language Science course

HC3002 Psychoacoustics on the BSc Speech and Language Science course

HCM009 Habilitative Audiology on the MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication) course

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (3)

  1. The British Society of Audiology Clinical Short Papers Meeting. The Ear Institute UCL London (2009).
    Description: Presentation on auditory processing disorder in young children.
  2. British Society of Audiology Conference. The Institute of Child Health UCL (2009).
    Description: Scientific programme/conference organiser
  3. British Society of Audiology Annual Conference. Nottingham (2008).
    Description: Auditory processing disorder in the late outcome of Landau-Kleffner syndrome poster presentation

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Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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